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Friday31 Music and Art HOOSICK FALLS The Armory in Hoosick Falls will offer a full evening of the arts on Friday, Jan. 31, as hosts an opening reception for paintings by Hoosick Falls artist A a r o n Buzzinski at 6 p.m., and a performance by a cappella group, Welcome Blend at 7 p.m.
Born in Pennsylvania but raised in Hoosick Falls, Buzzinski honed his artistic skills designing, building and painting sets for the Hoosick Falls High School Drama Club. Some of the materials he uses in his works include repurposed wood and barn board, acrylic paint, latex house paint, paper, actual lights and more. His work is influenced by the paintings of American artist Edward Hopper. The hills, fields and buildings found locally are a source of inspiration for Buzzinski. “I love the architecture, the roof lines, the front porches,
the shingle patterns and slate roofs, the shapes of the windows in the houses and buildings in Hoosick Falls,” he said. “There’s so much beauty hidden in plain sight.” Also on exhibit is a collection of the Hoosick Artist Guild titled “Luminous.” At 7 p.m., don’t miss a cappella sounds of Welcome Blend. This mixed quartet sings songs in a variety of styles including barbershop, gospel, jazz and contemporary. They will perform in the Owls Nest at the The Armory, 80 Church St., Hoosick Falls. Admission is free to this allages show. For more information, call 518-686-9050 or visit www. HAYC3.org.
Fire victims’ donation HOOSICK FALLS A fund for the victims of the Jan. 23rd fire on Center Street has been set up
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Saturday1 Ice Fishing Tourney COSSAYUNA One of the area’s fastest-growing ice fishing tournaments returns on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Sixth Annual Cossayuna Lake Ice Fishing Tournament and 50/50 Raffle. The event is presented by the Cossayuna L a k e 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. until 8 a.m. at the Cossayuna Fire House on Bunker Hill Road. Registration 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, fishermen 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 at the event. The raffle proceeds will benefit the CLIA. For more information, visit www.cossayunalake.com or call Hieber at 518-692-9206.
Youth Breakfast ARGYLE The Argyle Youth Commission announces that an “all-you-can-eat” breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and other treats will be offered Argyle Central School from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, with baseball and softball sign-ups taking place during the breakfast. Cost is $6 for adults; $3 for children 4 to 12; and those under 3, free. For details, call 518-6386823.
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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league season” will be accepted up until Wednesday, Feb. 15. For details about the league, the season and specifics of registration call Justin at 518-944-1498 or email cicerorey1919@gmail. com.
Ice Fishing Derby PETERSBURG Petersburg Rod and Gun Club will hold its 3rd 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.
Hoosick Book Sale HOOSICK FALLS Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will hold a book sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, with paperbacks selling for 25-cents and hardbacks for 50-cents. The library is located on Classic Street at the foot of Route 22. For details, call 518-686-9401.
Minks to Sinks 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 avail-
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able 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Defensive Driving SARATOGA SPRINGS First Baptist Church at 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs will be the classroom for a state approved Defensive Driving course to be given from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. According to the state Department of Motor Vehicles, completion of the course saves 10 percent on basic auto insurance for the next three years and cuts 4 points off your driving record. Cost is $39, or $34 each if you bring a friend. Call Ray Frankoski at 518-286-3788.
Woodchuck Festival WEST PAWLET Shake off cabin fever this weekend at one of winter’s most fun carnivals, the 11th annual Woodchuck Festival in West Pawlet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. The West Pawlet Fire Department will once again host the annual event at the Mettawee Community School, which offers contests, games, food, crafts and more. Among the more popular activities is the famous cow plop bingo, which will begin at 10 a.m., and which will feature Sunday and Phoebe the cows. The event will provide onlookers a chance to watch as firemen from Rutland, Bennington and Washington counties prove their mettle against each other in relay rescues and other games. There will also be the department’s annual marketplace and artists’ gallery. At the school, officials said there will be beautiful handcrafted items for sale along with various information booths in the library, gym and art room. The marketplace will be open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. To keep competitors and spectators alike fueled throughout the day, the Woodchuck Café will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hot food, hot and cold drinks and desserts will be for
sale. And for the little ones, there will be a Woodchuck kiddy fun table in the art room with arts and crafts, as well as the annual coloring contest. The woodchuck will make an appearance as well to take pictures with kids. It’s not too late for fire departments to sign up; registration on the day of the event will cost $30. For the Woodchuck Rescue Challenge, which begins promptly at 1 p.m., there will be “beautiful” plaques handed out to the first, second and third place teams. To purchase a bingo square or for more information call 802645-0158, 802-645-1977 or 802-2870623or email email@example.com.
Free Tax Service HOOSICK FALLS Hoosick Area Church Association will, for its tenth year, offer free tax preparation assistance through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The office, at 26 John Street in Hoosick Falls, will be open through February each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting Saturday, Feb. 1 and each Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., starting Thursday, Feb. 6. In March and April, it will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursday nights by appointCONTINUED
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Fly Tying Series MANCHESTER The final three workshops of a five-part series on fly tying will be held at Manchester’s American Museum of Fly Fishing on
three successive Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. to noon: Feb. 1, 8 and 15. Speakers will be, in order, Paul Sinicki, Peggy Brenner and Kelly Bedford. Cost is included with your $5 fee to the museum. For further details, call 802-362-3300 or email ccole@ amff.com.
Community Carnival GRANVILLE A Community Awareness Carnival will held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
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Winter Carnival LAKE GEORGE The 2014 Lake George Winter Carnival opens at noon on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Shepard Park. Events this weekend on Saturday include Outhouse Races at 12:30 p.m., Chili Cook-off at 12:30 p.m., the official Winter Carnival Parade at 4 p.m., and fireworks at 6:30 p.m. The festival continues on Sunday with a snow slide, helicopter rides, children’s activities, snowmobile rides and more, and will continue with events on weekends through Feb. 23. Information: www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.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.
Irish Fundraiser HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s Committee will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. at
the Sand Bar in Hoosick Falls. All are welcome to enjoy a fun afternoon of Irish road bowling, an Irish drink contest, Irish stew cook-off, raffles, music, potato bar and lots of blarney. To enter the Irish stew contest, call Marie O’Neil at 686-4828. The St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m.
Condensed “Carmen” DORSET 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 Monthly Breakfast JOHNSONVILLE The Johnsonville Rescue Squad at 4 River Road will hold its monthly breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6, offering a range of breakfast traditional breakfast foods. Cost for the breakfast, held in squad quarters, is $6 for adults and $3 for children. For details, call 518753-9549.
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.
Super Bowl BBQ 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 18. Instructors are Elizabeth Dunn and Zaidee Bliss. For details on pricing, call 518-6772495 or visit www.hubbardhall. org.
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from 2 to 3 p.m. for children grades 5 to 8. Pre-registration is required and cost is $3 per child. For details, call 518-450-0321.
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.
Examined Life MANCHESTER Philosophy Scholar Susanne Claxton will
BALLSTON SPA Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer the Strong Women-Healthy Hearts program, an eight-week nutrition and exercise 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or obtain a form at www.ccesaratoga.org.
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WIC Clinic CAMBRIDGE A Women, Infant and Children Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Town Office in Cambridge on Wednesday, Feb. 5. If you are a state resident and you are pregnant, or you have children under five, call Washington County WIC at 518-746-2460 for help with your grocery bill. Also call that number for a clinic appointment at a more convenient time and place.
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Classic film SALEM Bancroft Library of Salem announces it will screen the legendary 1939 film, “Gone with the Wind,” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4. This is a free program and attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks to enjoy. For details, call 518-854-7463.
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“Fabric and More” ARLINGTON A new group called “Fabric and More,” dedicated to knitting, crocheting, beading, felting and all related felted crafts, will meet the first and second Wednesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., starting Wednesday, Feb. 5. No fee or registration is required. The group will meet in Arlington’s Martha Canfield Library. For details, call Tricia Dudley at 802-3752219.
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SCOOP Thursday6 Talk Headlines MANCHESTER A “Today’s Headlines Discussion Group” will be offered for eight consecutive Thursdays, starting Thursday, Feb. 6. The sessions will be held from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at Equinox Terrace in Manchester Center. Registration fee is $40. Doug Kniffin and Steve Sinding will moderate. The eight-session program is sponsored by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. For details, call 802-867-0111.
Book Sale GREENWICH Boomerang Book Store in the basement of Greenwich Library will resume operation on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 4 to 7:30 p.m., where library officials report a “mountain” of books wait on shelves to be picked up and read. For details, call 518-692-7157.
Book Talk CAMBRIDGE Battenkill Books, 15 E. Main Street in Cambridge, invites area residents to discuss JoJo Moyes’ book, “Me Before You” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the bookstore. The book asks, “What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?” For details about this and any other mat-
ters, call 518-677-2515.
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.
Friday7 Skiing Moms BROMLEY Moms can ski or ride for just $15 at Bromley Mountain from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. All a Mom need do is show a ticket seller a snapshot or one, some or all of their kids. The event will benefit Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center in Bennington, which is part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care. The cancer center will receive the entire $15 of each “Mom,” ski officials said. For details, call 802-297-9600.
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sented by the Greater Schuylerville Youth Program on Friday, Feb. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event features a chocolate bite dessert bar, door prizes, love-inspired games and surprises. Free admission with a $10 donation suggested. RSVP to 695-6100 and leave your name and number of people attending.
Saturday8 Member Breakfast GRANVILLE The Ladies of South Granville Congregational Church will meet at A.J’s Restaurant in Granville for breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 8, while the men of South Granville Congregational Church meet at the church at 8 a.m. for breakfast. For details about this pair of church member breakfasts, call 518-642-9510.
Defensive Driving 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 years, and it cuts four points from a driver’s license acquired within 18 months. Call 518-6864854 to register.
Meet the Artists SALEM North Main Gallery at 196 Main St. in Salem will hold a special Meet the Artists Day on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the gallery. All
are welcome to attend. The reception is in conjunction with a new show of recent work by A.K. Hutchinson and Ruth B. Sauer of Salem, The show, entitled, “Migrations,” features selected unique monotypes/ monoprints that were hand-printed by each artist. Work is presented on paper and on canvas. “Migrations” runs through March 29. The Gallery is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 518-854-3406.
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.
Art Underfoot CAMBRIDGE Valley Artisans Market’s Small Gallery will host an opening reception for artist Janet Flinchbaugh from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, for her new exhibit of painted floorcloths, “Art Underfoot.”
Janet Flinchbaugh has been painting floorcloths for 28 years. Originally a needlework teacher, she was introduced to the art of floorcloths by noted teacher Norma Stark of Queensbury. Over the years, Flinchbaugh has been featured in several books and magazines, as well as being named one of the 200 best craftspeople in the country by Early American Life magazine. Flinchbaugh has also taught at Chautauqua Institute and the Adirondack Folk School. She has painted several historical replicas for federal and state historic sites around the country, including Natchez Trace in Mississippi and the John Jay Home in Westchester County. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call the gallery at 518-6772765.
Souper Supper S C H U Y L E RV I L L E Schuylerville’s Old Saratoga Reformed Church at 48 Reformed Street invites everyone to sup at a “Souper Supper” from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, where “bottomless bowls of soup,’ plus bread, salad and dessert, will be served for just $7 per person. Children 5 to 10
will only pay $3, and children under 5 eat for free. Walk-ins are welcome. Call Amber Deyoe at 518-587-8224 or 518-695-3479.
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 Patten 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.
Dinner Dance SCHUYLERVILLE A Valentine’s Day “Dinner Dance” will be held on Feb. 8, starting at 6 p.m., at American Legion Post 278 on 6 Clancy Street in Schuylerville. A three-course meal costs $40 per couple and includes the band, “Whiskey Rebels,” which plays at 7:30. New York Strip Steak or Stuffed Chicken Breast is the choice of entree. The fee for dancing to the band only is $5 per person. For details, call 518-695-3011.
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Comedy Night FORT ANN The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Department presents a night of Stand-up Comedy at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, starring Steve Van Zandt and featuring special guest Jaye McBride. The event takes place at the firehouse, located at 11289 Route 149 in Fort Ann. Guests can enjoy a barbecue chick- en dinner and the show for just $25, or take in the show only for $15. Take-out dinner will be available by pre-sale only. Voted Best Area Comedian in a 2013 Times Union poll, Steve Van Zandt is known not just for his show-stopping comedy, but also for his spot-on celebrity impersonations. Jaye McBride is an edgy comic who has performed everywhere from the Comedy Store and the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles to Caroline’s and the Broadway Comedy Club in New York City. With a quirky, dark style, her show is best suited for adult audiences. Tickets are now on sale at the firehouse, or available by calling 744-6314 or 361-9444. All proceeds from the show and 50/50 raffle with benefit the Fort Ann Fire Department.
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