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Friday24 Help Researchers WEST RUPERT Family members of the late Painter Brian Sweetland seek to identify and catalog his work, and are asking area residents to inquire who owns his still-lifes, portraits and landscapes. For details on how to assist in this research and catalog project, call 802-394-2998. Sweetland (1952-2013) was known for painting the same places in different ways at different times.

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HOOSICK FALLS Registration for soccer in Hoosick Falls is open from now until Friday, March 21. For information on how to register on line, call 518944-4971 or email laura@ peasag17@aol.com. Sponsored by the Hoosick Falls Soccer Club, the soccer season runs from Saturday, May 3 to Saturday, June. 7. Practice starts two weeks before.

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Recalls Old Fiddler MANCHESTER Adam Boyce, composer, historian and

Vermont fiddler, will recall Charles Ross Taggart, “The Old Country Fiddler,” in a slideshow presentation of his book, “The Man from Vermont,” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. For details, call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

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Comedy Classic CAMBRIDGE Enjoy a romp back to the 1980s this weekend as Hubbard Hall presents the comedy classic “Parallel Lives,” written by Kathy Najimy of “Sister Act” and Mo Gaffney of “Mad About You.” The play will be presented at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays Jan. 17 through Feb. 2 and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. A collection of uproarious

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skits celebrating life’s joy and absurdity, “Parallel Lives” features Jeannine Haas and Julie Waggoner playing more than a dozen characters. Skits range from two supreme beings tossing the dice over human gender responsibilities to Syvvie and Maddie, a couple of feisty old New Yorkers who sign up for a women’s study course only to find themselves headed to a feminist performance art piece. The show is co-produced by Hubbard Hall and Pauline Productions. Brenny Rabine directs. Tickets are $25 general admission, $22 for members and $15 for students. For tickets, call 677-2495 or visit www.hubbardhall.org.

Saturday25 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 www. tubbsromptostomp.com. For the history of the Komen Foundation, call 802-236-5935.

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Winter Naturalists MANCHESTER How to conduct searches with trained dogs will be explained at the first “Winter Naturalist Program of 2014” of Equinox Preservation Trust from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Equinox Resort Rockwell A conference room in Manchester. For details about this presentation, call 802-366-1400 or email rick@equinoxpreservationtrust.org.

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CAMBRIDGE A free community dinner of soup and sandwiches will be served from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Cambridge’s First Baptist Church. New Skete Monastery will supply soup and several local groups will bring sandwiches and desserts. Take-outs will be available after 1 p.m. Hosted by First Baptist Church, but supported by 8 area churches and organizations, the meals have benefited up to 250 people CONTINUED

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annual Frost Faire at the Saratoga Battlefield from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. The free event includes indoor and outdoor fun. Popular in the 1700s, a “Frost Faire” eased the effects of cabin fever with opportunities to visit friends while enjoying winter activities, refreshments and entertainment. The Saratoga Battlefield is welcoming everyone to continue the tradition. Stop One includes snow tubing on the “Big Hill.” Bring your snow tubes or plastic sleds for sliding. There will also be a bonfire, horse-drawn carriage rides, and games including a giant soldier puzzle, ice bowling and bottle fishing. A warming tent will have cocoa and cookies. At noon, take part in a Winter Nature Hike that features hidden treasures and prizes. The hike is open to all. At the Visitor Center, guests can participate in Contra dancing. There will be a children’s craft room and historic handwriting demonstrations. There will also be a bonfire, and cannon and musket firings. Frost Faire is sponsored by the Town of Stillwater and Saratoga National Historical Park. For more information, call the Visitor Center at 518664-9821 ext 1777 or visit www. nps.gov/sara.

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Community Lunch ARGYLE Argyle Methodist Church on 12 Sheridan Street will serve a free community lunch from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the church. All are welcome. For details, call 518-638-8391.

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Owl Watch FORT EDWARD The forecast calls for Snowy Owls this weekend, as the Friends of the IBA host an Owl Watch and Winter Bird Walk in the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area (IBA) from 2 p.m. until dusk on Saturday, Jan. 25. Snowy Owls have been sighted on an almost daily basis in the IBA this winter, and organizers expect that participants will have some good sightings on this walk. Towards dusk, walkers will be looking for endangered Shorteared Owls.

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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.

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and 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Equinox Village in Manchester Center. The first talk will focus on the French and Indian wars on the frontier. The second will focus on the breaking up of the Iroquois Confederacy. For details, call 802-867-0111.

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The American Meal MANCHESTER Food Historian Abigail Carroll will present “Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. Carroll will explain that the American meal plan of “three-squares a day” is a recent cultural inheritance. For details, call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700 or visit www.northshire.com.

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Theater Benefit GLENS FALLS Tickets, $65 to $150, can be bought online, by phone, or at the box office for Adirondack Theatre Festival’s 20th anniversary-winter benefit. It begins with a silent auction from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25. Singing follows by cast members of ATF’s hit musical, “Avenue Q.” The place is the Charles R. Wood Theatre at 207 Glens Street in Glens Falls. The hosts are honorary chairs Mickey and Sharon Luce. Call 518-874-0800. Or visit www. ATFestival.org. The box office is also open noon to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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Japanese Guitarist GREENWICH Japanese Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto, whose music blends beautiful melodies of Japan with the intricate workings of acoustic guitar, will perform at Seventy Main in Greenwich on Saturday, Jan. 25. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and show-time is at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $10; $12 at the door. For details, call 518692-7041.

Sunday26 Cooking Class SALEM Salem Courthouse Community Center announces that a cooking class called “Simple Pleasures are the Best” will be offered at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. Using the Battenkill Kitchen, this workshop is offered to adults and children who wish to learn the basics of cooking in a kitchen. For more information, visit www.salemcourthouse.org.

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Country Dance SCHUYLERVILLE The County Round and Square Association will host an oldstyle 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.

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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.

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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 preregistering by phone at 518-6772495 or at hubbardhall.org.

Monday27 Singers Wanted GLENS FALLS Young singers, ages 8 to 16, are invited to a “Hearing,” sponsored by Glens Falls Symphony’s Children’s Chorus, at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 at First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls. Singers must desire to learn two and three-part music, have unchanged treble voices, and be able to match pitch. Those selected will sing in the annual Spring Concert. For details, call 518-668-4981 or 518-793-1348.

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Spaghetti Benefit GRANVILLE Cub Scout Pack 44 of Granville, Hampton, Wells, Pawlet and surrounding areas will host a spaghetti dinner, with seatings at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 at Bernardo’s Restaurant on Church Street in Granville. Cost is $5 for take-in and $6 for take-out. All proceeds benefit the Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council’s Community Fuel Assistance Program. For details, call 802645-0968.

Tuesday28 Seniors Lunch 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.

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Are You Legal SUNDERLAND Attorney Patricia Nelson will conduct a seminar called “Are You Legal?” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 in the studio of Greater Northshire Access Television in Sunderland. Nelson will explain copyright and fair use, rights and licenses for photos and music and answer legal questions. For details, call 802362-7070.

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Adirondack Voices GLENS FALLS Musical Director Penny Schiek will start rehearsals of Adirondack Voices from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Christ Church United Methodist at 54 Bay Street in Glens Falls, with rehearsals continuing each Tuesday night until performance of the group’s spring concert, the date to be announced. Anyone wishing to join should attend this first CONTINUED


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rehearsal. No auditions are required. For details, call 518796-4648 or 518-792-1922.

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Dance Lessons CAMBRIDGE Instructor Fern Bradley continues to teach “Contra Dance 101,” a six-week course about country dancing, on Tuesdays from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. through Feb. 11 in the Beacon Feed Dance Studio of the Hubbard Hall Art Complex, 25 East Main Street in Cambridge. The course will prepare country dance enthusiasts for Saratoga’s “Flurry Festival: A Festival of Traditional Dancing,” which will be held Feb. 14 to 16. For details about the on-going course, call 518-6772495.

Wednesday29 Author-Playwright 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 802-3622200; 802-437-3700; or 518-6824200.

Thursday30 Five-Hour Class HOOSICK FALLS A five-hour pre-licensing course, sponsored by Northeast New York Safety and Health Council, will start promptly at 3:30 p.m. in the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation of the Hoosick Falls Health Center on Danforth Street on Thursday, Jan. 30. The course requires a $40 fee and a valid driver’s permit. Successful completion of the course gives students paperwork for the state driver’s test and is valid for one year. For details, call 518-686-4854.

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Equine Journalism CLIFTON PARK A six-week equine journalism course will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. by Schenectady Community College at Southern Saratoga Chapter, 15 Park Avenue, 7B in Clifton Park, starting Thursday, Jan. 30 and ending Thursday, March 6. The course will be taught by Marion E. Altieri, who will help students “find their place in the equine media world.” For details, visit www. sunysccc.edu/academic/courses/reg.html.

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Exquisite Flowers TROY Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will offer a class called “Amazing Amaryllis,” illustrating the beauty of these exquisite flowers and taught by Linda Ford, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Cooperative Extension office in Troy. The program fee is $6. To register, call 518-2724210 or email mmp74@cornell. edu.

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cost is $10 per person. Bait can be purchased at the Lakeside General Store. One unique feature of the tournament is the ability for fishermen to check in by phone with their catch, rather than take the time to head to the check-in location at Pratt’s Point. Throughout the day, fish-

ermen can call 692-9206 to learn the measurement of the largest fish caught so far. Awards are given for largest pike or tiger muskie, largest perch, and largest crappie. Last year’s winners were Steve LeBlanc, who brought in a 37-inch northern pike, Peter Holcomb, who caught a 13

¾-inch perch, and Jacob Foster, whose catch was a 14 ¾-inch crappie. The event also includes a 50/50 raffle, which is open to everyone, not just those participating in the tournament. Tickets will be available for sale CONTINUED

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Saturday1 Mentors Wanted S C H U Y L E RV I L L E Schuylerville Youth Center is seeking “volunteer junior mentors” to work with children enrolled in its “tween program.” Mentors should be in high school, grades 9 through 12. The work may develop into summer jobs. For information, call the Youth Center at 518-6956100.

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Located in historic Eagle Bridge Eagle Bridge Antique Center is the newest and largest antique center in the area. It boasts 11,000 square feet of eclectic selections with a family-like atmosphere of 40 plus antique dealers and consigners. From andirons to zesters, we have everything from A to Z! We welcome your visit in our handicapped accessible store. Join us for a stroll down memory lane, that special thing you have always wanted may be right here.

Ice Fishing Tourney COSSAYUNA One of the area’s fastest-growing ice fishing tournaments returns on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Sixth A n n u a l Cossayuna Lake Ice Fishing To u r n a m e n t and 50/50 Raffle. The event is presented by the Cossayuna Lake Improvement Association. The tournament has grown from 80 contestants just a couple of years ago to 219 anglers in 2013. “It was a real surprise last year,” said organizer Nancy Hieber. “We couldn’t believe how many people turned up. Everyone had a good time.” The tourney organizers were prepared, however, and registration went very smoothly. “There were no long lines; it was a good flow,” Hieber said. Contestants come from both the local area and from surrounding states, including Connecticut and Massachusetts, she said. The tourney starts at 7 a.m. and runs through 3:30 p.m. Fishermen can register in advance by calling Hieber at 518-692-9206 or that morning starting at 5:30 a.m. till 8 a.m. at the Cossayuna Fire House on Bunker Hill Road. Registration

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at the event. The raffle proceeds will benefit the CLIA. For more information, visit www.cossayunalake.com or call Hieber at 518-692-9206.

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Soccer Club HOOSICK FALLS Payment for registration for the Hoosick Falls Soccer Club “spring travel league season” will be accepted up until Wednesday, Feb. 15. For details about the league, the season and specifics of registra-

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Ice Fishing Derby PETERSBURG Petersburg Rod and Gun Club will hold its third annual Ice Fishing Derby from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, with registration at 5 a.m. at The Dam, or register with the following sponsors: Pa Pa’s Pizza, Route 2; Hewitt’s Market, Elm Street, Berlin; or Vondadeau Wine and Spirits, South Main, Berlin. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for youths 12 and under. Perch, pickerel and walleye catches will be given cash prizes, based on number of entries. For details, call 518-2077518.

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HOOSICK FALLS It’s billed as the “ultimate indoor tag sale,” and Minks to Sinks at the Armory in Hoosick Falls promises to have just about anything and everything available for sale. On Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., you will be able to buy and sell everything from furniture, rugs, lawn mowers,

bicycles and sports equipment to electronics, clothing, children’s toys, home décor, artwork and more. Because the sale will be held indoors, it goes on rain or shine. Take this opportunity to declutter your home and turn your “trash” into someone else’s “treasure.” Tag sale spaces are $10 per vendor and free for non-profits. Whether you’re looking to clean out your house or just do some bargain hunting, Minks to Sinks promises to be the biggest treasure hunt in town. To reserve a space, visit www. hayc3.org and click on “Community Events” and look for Minks to Sinks, or call HAYC3 at 518-686-9050 or email contacthayc3@gmail.org.

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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 “Cow Plop Bingo” at 10 a.m., and Mettawee School’s “Market Place and Gallery,” “Woodchuck Café,” and “Woodchuck Kiddy Fun Table.” Call 802-645-0158, 802645-9224 or email woodhuckfestival@yahoo.com.

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Zumbathon GREENWICH Everyone is invited to shake it for a good cause on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the FM’s Odd Ducks’ Second Annual Zumba Dance Party in the Greenwich High School gymnasium. All proceeds will benefit the Greenwich Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Whether you’ve ever done Zumba or not, you’re invited to drop in between 1 and 2:30 p.m. at the high school gym for a fun workout for a great cause. A team of experienced instructors, all donating their time for the fundraiser, will be on hand to assist participants of all levels. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. For a donation of $10, you are welcome to work out for as long as you wish. For more information about the event, call Daneille Eddy or Mary Ann Spiezio at 695-5000.

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Condensed “Carmen” CAMBRDIGE Hubbard Hall in Cambridge announces it will present a traveling piano production of George Bizet’s tragic opera, “Carmen,” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Dorset Playhouse and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2 at the University of Albany Performing Arts Center. Dorset Playhouse cost is $40, which includes wine and appetizers. The Albany show costs $10 for adults and $5 for students, faculty and staff. For details, call 518-488-7733.

Sunday2 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.

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Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that seeps into your home from underground. The only way to tell if your home has dangerous levels of radon is to test for it. Once detected, homes with high levels of radon can be easily fixed. For more information, or for Washington County, New York residents to receive a free detector kit, call:

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VICTORY MILLS The Victory Mills Fire Department will hold a “Super Bowl Sunday Chicken Barbecue” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2 at a cost of $15. Pre-purchase is encouraged. The dinner includes a halfchicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and butter and dessert. For details, call 518-879-9669.

Monday3 Hubbard Hall Yoga CAMBRIDGE Hubbard Hall announces that a new term of yoga classes will begin the week of February 3, as follows: beginner’s yoga, 8:30 to 10 a.m., from February 3 through June 23; gentle evening yoga, 6:35 to 7:35 p.m., from Feb. 4 through June 17; and continuing yoga, 7:30 to 9 a.m., from Feb. 5 through June CONTINUED


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Healthy Hearts BALLSTON SPA Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer the Strong Women-Healthy Hearts program for women starting on Feb. 3 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at 50 West High Street in Ballston

Spa. To register, contact Diane Whitten at 885-8995, email dwhitten@cornell.edu or obtain a form at www.ccesaratoga.org.

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will moderate. The eight-session program is sponsored by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. For details, call 802-867-0111.

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Rifle Competition VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, just south of Victory, will continue its .22 caliber rifle competition on these successive Tuesdays: Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Time for the competition is 7 p.m. You should bring your own .22 and ammunition. For details, call Tim at 518-728-7098.

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Call for members CAMBRIDGE The Battenkill Chorale, under the direction of Janet McGhee, will begin rehearsals for its spring concert “Music of Argentina and tribute to Nelson Mandela,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 at Embury Methodist Church, 41 East Main St., Cambridge. This is open enrollment, with auditions for vocal placement only. New members will be accepted through Feb. 20. The concert will take place May 17 and 18 at Immaculate Conception parish in Hoosick Falls. To register, call 518-686-9327.

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VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, just south of Victory, will continue its Friday night “Fish Fry” from 5 to 7 p.m. on these successive Fridays: Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Cost is $8.50 for fried fish or clams or fried chicken. Clam chowder costs $5 a quart. Call ahead for take-out at 518-6953917. The public is welcome.

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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 518282-9788; Jessica Sheldon at 518642-3267; Tonya Powers at 802293-5733; Nicole Cartier Kroosz at 518-955-0394; Patricia Kingsley at 518-499-2687.

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Game Dinner ARGYLE Kempshall Mountain Club will hold its first game dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 in the Boars Nest Grill on Patens Mills Road in Fort Ann. Both game and non-game dishes will be served, and a 50-50 raffle held. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12, with those under five, free. For details, call 518-683-8660.

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HOOSICK FALLS A defensive driving course will be offered by The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council at Hoosick Falls Health Center, Danforth Street, on Saturday, Feb. 8, starting at 8:30 a.m. Completion cuts 10 percent on collision and liability for three

POULTNEY A ham dinner will be served at Poultney United Methodist Church, 108 Main Street, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. At will donations, to benefit needy area families victimized by house fires, will be accepted. For details, call 802-287-5710.


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