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Enjoy all the attractive floats and see Santa in Salem this Saturday.

And be sure to call the FreePress at 800-354-4232 to have your bridal related business included in our 2012 Perfect Wedding Bridal Book!

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Check out the region's best dining & entertainment values in our "Good Times Guide" on page x. The region's premiere live band "Airtight" featuring Hebron's Bob Tressler will perform this Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Forum. See all the details on this great event and many more in your "Good Times Guide."

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Winter Wonderland Giveaway Winter is here and what better way to enjoy - and celebrate - the season than winning our giant Winter Wonderland giveaway. One lucky person will win ski or snowboard passes for two, tubing passes for four and a tubing and pizza party for 15 at Willard Mountain in Greenwich. Don't delay...ill in your oicial entry form and mail it in - or drop it of at Willard Mountain today. It's a whole season of winter fun at Washington County's hometown mountain!

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Cards for Horses ARGYLE The Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary is asking everyone to send a holiday card with a $1 bill to the horses at the sanctuary. All cards will be hung in the barn and funds raised will support the overall rescue program. Cards may be sent to the The Horses-Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary, 9 Tilford Road, Argyle, N.Y. 12809.

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Food Pantry HOOSICK FALLS The Hoosick Area Church Association (HACA) Food Pantry, located at 26 John St., is still seeking donations to meet its goal of $6,000 for the annual Holiday Food Box distribution. Volunteer help is needed as well as food and monetary donations. Send monetary donations to PO Box #1, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090, and drop off food donations at the food pantry from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday and Friday, and from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Wednesday. To volunteer, call Dianne Hosterman at 518-686-5310.

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are requested by Friday, Dec. 9, for the Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Gathering that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 111 Main Street in Greenwich. For members, families and employees. Cost: $10. Information/reservations: 518692-7979.

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Hall-a-Palooza HOOSICK FALLS The Polish Hall at 12 Mechanic Street in Hoosick Falls will host its Third Annual Hall-a-Paloo za Membership Drive Friday through Sunday, Dec. 9 to 11. Stop by Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for a variety of $5 bar foods (wings, clams, half pizza), Saturday for a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. and the CarMa Band from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday for a Chinese auction, with doors opening at noon. Everyone will be welcome.

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Play at BBA MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning and Burr and Burton Academy will screen the National Theatre of London’s play, “Collaborators,” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. This play is set in 1938 Moscow. Cost: $20; $5 students. You’ll find this event at Burr and Burton’s Riley Center for the Arts in Manchester. Information/tickets: Renee Bornstein at 802-3621199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

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Dessert, Recital GREENWICH Everyone is invited to a Dessert Auction and December Drama Recital at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, at The Adirondack School, 5158 Route 113 in Greenwich. You are asked to bring a potluck dish to share or a dessert for the auction. Information: 695-5294.

Saturday10 Argyle Christmas ARGYLE The Argyle Community Enhancement Team welcomes everyone to its fourth annual “Old Fashioned Christmas in Argyle” on Saturday, Dec. 10. A variety of events are planned from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the town. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Double L Stable Equine Rescue on 9 Tilford Rd. will hold a Holiday Open House and Bottle Drive. Stop in to visit the sanctuary horses, and visit with adoptable dogs from Adirondack Save-a-Stray. From 9 a.m. to noon, Christ’s Closet at the Argyle United Methodist Church will be open with many racks of trendy clothing and accessories. The church will also host a free Tea with Christmas cookies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Card making for all ages will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Argyle Free Library, free of charge. The event is sponsored by the Argyle Central School PTSA. Sue McWhorter will be telling holiday stories as well. In the Argyle United Methodist Church Sanctuary, CONTINUED

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SCOOP the Highland Quilters will host a free quilt show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Argyle Community Enhancement Team will host a Business Showcase and bake and craft sale in the multi-purpose room at Argyle Central School. The sales will benefit Washington County Action Angels. Santa and Mrs. Santa arrive at noon at J.A. Barkley Hose Co. on Rt. 40. Children will receive a goody bag as they visit Santa and his reindeer, who will be on hand until 2 p.m. From noon to 2 p.m., free eggnog and donuts will be served at Stewart’s. Joyce Durkee and Betty Reynolds will perform a free piano and organ duet at 2 p.m. at the Argyle Presbyterian Church. From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., central Washington County Girl Scouts will lead the community in Christmas caroling throughout the village, starting at the R. Stiles House. All kinds of voices are needed. Village residents who would like to be visited by the carolers should call Cher at 260-6748. The Community Tree Lighting takes place at 5 p.m., with caroling immediately following at the R. Stiles House on Main St. Mayor Wes Clark and Supervisor Bob Henke will officiate. From 4:30 to 7 p.m., the Argyle American Legion will hold its popular Pancake Supper at the Legion Hall on the corner of Rtes. 40 and 47. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday celebration in Arygle. For more information, visit www. argyle-business.org.

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Prayer Breakfast SOUTH GRANVILLE The South Granville Congregational Church will host a Men’s Prayer Breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. Grandfathers, fathers and sons are welcome. Reservations: 642-9510.

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Prayer Breakfast GRANVILLE The Ladies Group of the South Granville Congregational Church will hold a Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at AJ’s Restaurant. All are welcome. Information: 642-9510.

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Community Breakfast CAMBRIDGE Don’t miss one of Hubbard Hall’s most popular events of the year, when it presents the 16th Annual Holiday C o m m u n i t y Breakfast with seatings at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 on the Hubbard Hall Mainstage. With a theme of “Christmas in Brazil,” the event features the sights, sounds, tastes and stories of that South American country. The breakfast includes stories by your host, Kelvin Keraga. Also enjoy Brazilian jazz by the Barnstormers and seasonal music from youth musicians from Cambridge and Greenwich. The Hubbard Hall Dancers

will perform the story of “Yemanjá, Goddess of the Sea.” And of course, enjoy delicious home-cooked foods made from traditional Brazilian holiday recipes. Don’t miss out on this great event – be transported to Brazil this holiday season! For more information, visit www.hubbardhall.org or call 518-677-2495.

or Laura’s Garden. On Dec. 16, businesses in the town of Salem will participate in an “Ugly Sweater Contest.” Stop in any participating business that day, and cast your vote for the person wearing the ugliest sweater by donating $1 per vote. All proceeds will benefit local charities and organizations.

Gift Wrapping

Cookie Sale

GREENWICH Gift wrapping for Operation Santa Claus will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the middle grade gymnasium at the Greenwich Central School. Bring scissors and scotch tape. This program will benefit families in the Greenwich Elementary School.

SALEM The First United Presbyterian Church of Salem on W. Broadway will hold its annual Christmas Cookie Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the church’s chapel. Many varieties of homemade cookies will be offered along with cookie containers and plastic gloves for making your selections. Information: Dolores Phaneuf at 854-7275.

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Open House ARGYLE The Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary at 9 Tilford Road in Argyle invites everyone to an Open House from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. Come meet the sanctuary’s horses, consider adopting a pet from Adirondack Save-a-Stray, and bring your bottles and cans for a drive to help the horses. Information: 518-638-6929.

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Craft Show, Parade SALEM In a continuing tradition, the Salem Area of Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. from Salem Art Works on West Broadway. From there, the parade will march along Williams Street, Railroad Street, Main Street, Park Place and Archibald Street, finishing back at Salem Art Works. The theme of this year’s parade is “Come Together.” Grand Marshal is Salem High School Senior Missy Waters. Chosen by school staff and teachers, Missy is involved in National Honor Society, SADD, Student Board President, Salem Festival Chorus, and many other activities. New to the parade this year is the Avant Garde Drum & Bugle Corps Alumni Drum Line, sponsored by Salem Hardware, Sarah Winslow, Jackson Traders and Fred’s Sub Shop. Trophies will be awarded to the top three floats. After the parade, children are invited to follow Santa and Mrs. Claus to A&J Enterprises to 7 Thomas Street where they can talk one-on-one with Old Saint Nick. The festivities also include a Craft Fair at Proudfit Hall, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring a donation for the Salem Food Pantry and be entered to win a prize. Hot chocolate and donuts as well as a hot lunch will be available. In addition to the parade, the Salem Chamber is also sponsoring a Village decorating contest. “We are asking residents and businesses to decorate, decorate, decorate,” said Chamber President Janet Swears. A $50 prize will be awarded to one residence and one business. No official entry is needed; if your home or business is decorated, you are eligible to win. Judging will take place a few days before Dec. 24. The public is welcome to cast a vote for any business or residence at Jackson Traders

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VFW Craft Fair VALLEY FALLS VFW Post 1938 on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls invites everyone to a Holiday Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. Table space is available at $10 each. To reserve space, local crafters are encouraged to call Rose at 753-4358, or email jfrisino001@nycap.rr.com.

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a Hooked on the Holidays Celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. Museum admission will be free all day and activities will include decorating a trout cookie, painting a fish ornament, weaving a paper snowflake, and tying a clown fly. Refreshments will be served, too, and you can visit the current exhibition, “A Graceful Rise: Women in Fly Fishing, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”

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House Tour SHUSHAN The Salem Courthouse Community Center will present its annual “Homes for the Holidays” house tour from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. This year seven homes in Shushan will be featured in the tour. “We try to keep it in a concise geographic area for everyone’s convenience,” said CCC Executive Director Donna Farringer. “We know there are certain homes that people would love to see.” Farringer noted that the CCC does not dictate to participating homeowners how to decorate, and prefers that they do not spend extra money on decorating. “The beauty of it is to see how each person interprets the

holidays,” she said. Each home will have a docent on hand who is familiar with the home and its history who will share information with visitors. Those taking the tour should meet at the Courthouse at 1 p.m. Up until that point, said Farringer, no one knows what houses they will be touring. “We like to keep some suspense,” she commented. At 1 p.m., there is a small reception in which the homes are revealed on a storyboard, and maps are distributed to participants. With only 200 tickets available for the tour, space is limited. “Sales have been very brisk this year,” Farringer noted. Reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets are $20 for the public and $15 for CCC members. To reserve a space, call 518-854-7053. The Courthouse Community Center is located at 58 E. Broadway in Salem.

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90th Birthday GREENWICH Everyone is invited to help celebrate Dorothy Thomas’ 90th birthday from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at The Spiritual Life Center, 575 Burton Road in Greenwich. In lieu of a gift, you are asked to make a donation to the Greenwich Relief Fund, CONTINUED

SCHUYLERVILLE The Olde Flax Mill Gallery at 88 Broad Street in Schuylerville will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 and 17, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 and 18. Offered will be one-of-akind crafted works for Christmas, hostess, and New Year’s gifts. Fresh, local evergreen wreaths also will be available and there’ll be craft demonstrations by local artisans. Information: 518-695-5534.

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Fireside Stories GRANVILLE Fireside Stories for children will be presented at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Cookies will be the theme this week. Information: 518-642-2525.

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The Nutcracker GLENS FALLS The Adirondack Ballet Theater will stage the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker” at 2:30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday the 11th, at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-874-0800, or www.woodtheater.org.

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Art Opening SALEM North Main Gallery in Salem will host a reception for its new exhibition “Winter Show,” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. Featured artists are Joan Duff-Bohrer, Harry Orlyk and Ken Wheeler. The show will be displayed through Jan. 21. North Main will also hold a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. Information: 518-854-3406.

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Handel’s Messiah GRANVILLE The South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149 invites everyone to a singing of Part I and The Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. Pianist/ organist Geoffrey Gee will play while Crystal Everdyke will conduct. You are asked to bring your own score. Information: Joan at 642-9510.

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Prime Rib Dinner GREENWICH VFW Post 7291 in Greenwich invites everyone to a family-style Prime Rib Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $15; $7 age 9 and younger. Information: 6773174, or 692-2753.

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Pancake Supper ARGYLE The Argyle American Legion invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the American Legion Post on Route 40, Sheridan Street. Cost: $6

adults; $3 children. Information: Gary Gilchrist at 638-8603.

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Tree Lighting, More ARLINGTON Arlington’s annual Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Arlington Community House, followed by the annual St. Lucia Celebration at St. James Church that will feature a Swedish twist this year. Everyone will be welcome.

Sunday11 Sunday Breakfast VALLEY FALLS The Ladies Auxiliary invites everyone to a Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, at VFW Post 1938 on Poplar Avenue in Valley Falls. Cost: $7 adults; $3 children.

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a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. Guests can choose from several delicious flavors of homemade ice cream. Santa will make an appearance from 1 to 4 p.m. to take child r e n ’ s Christmas wishes. I n keeping with the holiday spirit, patrons are invited to give donations to a local charity as part of this year’s Free Cone for Charity event. This year’s organization is the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp for critically ill children in Lake Luzerne. Donations can also be given to Bridging People and Places, a not-for-profit group that raises money for the scholarship fund for the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp. The Ice Cream Man is open all winter from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Sundays, and from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For information on how to donate to the Free Cone for Charity benefit, contact Julia Reynolds at 518-692-8382.

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Christmas Dinner GREENWICH Boy Scout Troop 27 invites everyone to a free Community Christmas Turkey Dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, in the Middle Falls Fire Station at routes 29 and 40. Reservations/to arrange delivery: Jobbie and Helen at 855-4059, Sue and Jim at 6922085, or Joe and Denise at 6929229.

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Holiday Open Houses GRANVILLE The Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum will open u p their doors to the public free of charge on Dec. 11 for their annual holiday open houses. The Slate Valley Museum opens its doors for a free Holiday Open House from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The annual event, which features refreshments, thousands of lights, Christmas caroling, gift shop specials, crafts for children, and door prizes. Once again the open house features a dramatic reading of “A Christmas Carol” by members of the Poultney Theater Company. An 1860s-style Santa Claus will be making an appearance at both museums. The open house is given for all the communities in the Slate Valley of New York and Vermont in appreciation of their contributions to this regional museum. Along with extravagant displays of greens and lights inside

and outside the museum, visitors can tour the exhibits such as – the current feature “Rivals in Slate, Brothers in War: The Slate Valley unites for the Civil War” and “Heavy Lifting: A Human and Technological History of Moving Slate from Quarry to Market, 1850-Present.” Also on display are on-going exhibits about immigration and geology. The museum will remain decorated for the holidays through Christmas. For more information, contact the museum at 6421417 or visit the museum website at www.slatevalleymuseum. org. The Pember will host its open house from 1 to 3 p.m. with live music starting at 1:30 p.m. The open house is courtesy of the Friends of the Pember. For more information about the Pember’s event, call 6422525.

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Chamber Players SARATOGA SPRINGS The Saratoga Chamber Players group will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, in Zankel Hall on the Skidmore College campus in Saratoga Springs. Five musicians originally brought together 40 years ago will reprise their performance of Schubert’s String Quintet in C major, D.956, op.post.163. Cost: $18 adults; $15 senior citizens; free Skidmore students with ID and children accompanied by an adult. Information: 518-584-1427, or www.saratogachamberplayers. org.

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Art Reception SALEM An Art Reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, at the North Main Gallery, 196 N. Main Street in Salem. Featured will be works in the gallery’s Winter Show, including paintings, drawings, and mixed mediums on canvas and paper. Information: 518-854-3406.

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Holiday Pops GLENS FALLS The Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus will perform a Holiday Pops Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, at Glens Falls High School. Cost: $25 adults; $10 students; discounts for groups of eight or more. Information: 518-793-1348, or www.gfso.org.

The Christmas Star MANCHESTER The Emerald Valley Recorder Ensemble and the FCC Chancel Choir will perform “The Christmas Star” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester. The FCC Tall Spire Ringers, Burr and Burton Academy students, and special guest musicians will join in this program of music and narration. Cost: Free-will offering to benefit the FCC organ restoration fund. Information: Patti Kelley at 802-558-6946.

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“Souper Supper” VALLEY FALLS The handicap accessible Valley Falls United Methodist Church at 16 State Street invites everyone to a “Super Souper Supper” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. Cost: $6, free age 5 and younger, including a variety of soups, bread, muffins, beverages and desserts. Information/tickets: 753-6053, 753-6028, or www.valleyfallsunitedmethodist.com.

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Free Supper HOOSICK FALLS The men of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 70 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, invite everyone to a free Sunday Supper from 5 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 11. Information: 686-4982.

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Ecumenical Choir SCHUYLERVILLE The Ecumenical Choir from area churches will present “Lead Me Back to Bethlehem” by Pepper Choplin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Schuylerville United Methodist Church, 51 Church Street. Refreshments

will follow the program and everyone will be welcome.

Monday12 Spaghetti Dinner GRANVILLE The Granville Senior Band will host a fundraising Spaghetti Dinner on Monday, Dec. 12, at Bernardo’s Restaurant on Church Street in Granville. Seating will be at 5, 6:15 and 7 p.m. Eat in or take out. Proceeds will go toward the band’s trip next summer to “Trills and Thrills” in Hershey, Pa.

Tuesday13 Dinner PAWLET The Haystack Hustlers Seniors will hold a catered ham dinner served by Mettowee Valley Grange members at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Pawlet Church. Cost is $10 per person, to reserve call Phyllis by Dec. 5 at 802-325-3196. Bring a table decoration and grab bag gift not to exceed $5. Food shelf items will also be collected.

Wednesday14 Spaghetti Dinner CAMBRIDGE The American Legion Auxiliary invites everyone to a takeout-only Spaghetti Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the American Legion Post on Route 22 North, just outside Cambridge Village. Sauce choices will include mussel and clam, along with a choice of meatballs or sweet or hot sausages. Cost: $6.

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ARGYLE The Argyle Free Library will host an Open Knitting Group from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15. Beginner and experienced knitters will be welcome.

SCHAGHTICOKE The Charles Waldron American Legion Post 731 Auxiliary invites everyone to a Friday Night Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the post on Main Street in Schaghticoke. Cost: $8. Information: 753-4188.

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GRANVILLE The Sylvan Star/Skenesborough Chapter #122 Order of the Eastern Star will hold a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North St., Granville. Anyone wishing to donate items should bring them to the Masonic Center on the day of the sale.

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.

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GRANVILLE A classic holiday film will be screened at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Everyone will be welcome. Information: 518-642-2525.

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WHITEHALL American Legion Post 83 at 148 Main St. in Whitehall invites everyone to its Friday Fish Fry from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 16. This meal is served each Friday, with few

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Open House SCHUYLERVILLE The Riverfront Studios Fine Art Gallery at 96 Broad Street in Schuylerville will hold its Holiday Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16. Free refreshments will be served. Information: 518-695-5354, or www.riverfront-studios.com.

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Friday Bingo WHITEHALL Elks Lodge 1491 at 5 Elks Way in Whitehall will host Friday Night Bingo at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16. Featured will be a $500 jackpot special. This bingo is held each Friday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-499-1491.

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Christmas Concert GLENS FALLS The Lake George Community Band will present its annual Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Guest artists include harpist Elizabeth CONTINUED


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Huntley and vocalists Avery Clark and Zack Bissell. Tickets are $12, and are available at the Wood Theater box office or by calling 518-874-0800 or go to www.woodtheater.org.

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Dance Party BENNINGTON The Club Muse Holiday Dance Party will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Holiday-themed cocktails from the cash bar will be available and the “Best of the Fest” awards for the public’s favorite tree vignettes will be announced. Cost: $5 at the door. Information: 802-447-1571.

Saturday17 Bird Count SALEM The National Audubon Society is planning its longest-running wintertime tradition, the 112th a n n u a l Christmas Bird Count (CBC), with 2,200 individual counts scheduled to take place throughout the Americas from Dec. 13 to Jan. 5. Locally, 27 birders will be combing the roadsides and waterways in Salem, Hebron, Argyle, Greenwich, Easton and Cambridge from dawn to dusk on Saturday, Dec. 17. People should be on the lookout for small groups with binoculars at

count data via Audubon’s website at www.christmasbirdcount.org or through Bird Studies Canada’s homepage at www.bsc-eoc.org, where the 112th Count results will be viewable in near real-time. You can explore this information for the winter of 2011-2012 or visit a count from the past. This is a great opportunity to learn how the state of your local birds has changed during the past 25 or even 100 years.

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Flea Market HUDSON FALLS A Flea Market will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 188 Main Street, Route 4, in Hudson Falls. Door prizes will be presented. This event will be held on Saturdays and Sundays through March, 2012. Information/vendor space: 2602807.

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Food Pantry Open SCHAGHTICOKE The Food Pantry at the Hoosic Valley Community Church, 2024 Route 40 in Schaghticoke, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. The pantry is open on the third Saturday each month. Information: 753-6984.

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Open House SALEM North Main Gallery in Salem will host a Holiday Open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. All are welcome. Information: 518854-3406.

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Children’s Activity GRANVILLE A Learn with Linda activity for children will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Christmas will be the theme. Information: 518-642-2525.

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Christmas Songs GREENWICH Con Brio Performing Arts will present “Songs of Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 70 Main in Greenwich. Cost: $10 adults, $5 students, and complimentary refreshments will be served. Reservations are suggested at 796-8184, or email Dbchorale@aol.com. Information: www.conbrioperformingarts.com.

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Christmas Program BALLSTON SPA The Free Spirit Fellowship at 1425 W. High Street in Ballston Spa will host a Christmas Program at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18. Featured will be dramatic and musical presentations and everyone will be welcome. Information: 885-3149.

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Santa Parade WHITEHALL Santa will parade throughout Whitehall beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, and he’ll then go to the firehouse where refreshments will be served until 2 p.m. Also, the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Dept. will collect food items for the Whitehall Food Pantry at this event where everyone will be welcome.

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SCHAGHTICOKE Victor Lodge invites everyone to a buffet-style Breakfast with Santa from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, at the lodge across from the Hoosic Valley Central School on Route 67. Santa will have gifts for the children and pancakes, Belgian waffles and more will be served.

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Buffet Breakfast GREENWICH Elks Lodge 2223 on Route 40S in Greenwich invites everyone to a Sunday Buffet Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Dec. 18. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.

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Christmas Concert GRANVILLE The Granville Area Chorus will perform a Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, at the BethelPeniel Presbyterian Church on Quaker Street in Granville. Traditional and contemporary seasonal music will be featured. Cost: Free-will offering. Everyone will be welcome.

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SCOOP Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on Dec. 19. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

Tuesday20 Nashville Star HUDSON FALLS Rainer’s Gourmet Inspirations at B&B on the Green, 89 Route 41 in Hudson Falls, will present Nashville’s Leroy Troy at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Leroy can be seen on the Marty Stuart Show on RFD-TV. Cost: $15. Food and beverages will be available. Information/tickets: 518-632-5402.

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Bingo Q U E E N S BU RY The Queensbury VFW at 32 Luzerne Road, across from the West Glens Falls Fire Department, will host Bingo at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Cards go on sale at 5:30 p.m. and homecooked meals and more will be available. Featured will be $1,000, $750, and $500 jackpots. This bingo is held each Tuesday, and the first Saturday each month, with few exceptions, and everyone will be welcome.

Thursday22 Meal at School HARTFORD The senior class of 2012 will serve a Dime-a-Dip Meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Hartford Central School. Everyone is invited.

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Soccer Registration HOOSICK FALLS Registration is now open for the Hoosick Falls Soccer Club. Travel team registration (for ages 10-18) deadline is Jan. 1. For information, call Steve Hinchliffe at 518488-4386. Registration deadline for in-house programs for children pre-K through sixth grade is April 1. For more information about this program, call Paul Dunham at 518-753-7690. See www.hoosickfallssoccer.org for general information.

Saturday31 5K Run SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts will host the 14th Annual First Night Saratoga 5K Run at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. This run will be on a USA Track and Field-certified course, starting and finishing at Skidmore College. Advance registration fee: $30 (no race day registration). Registration: w w w. s a r a t o g a - a r t s . o r g . Information: 584-4132, Ext. 207.

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Sunday25 Breakfast GLENS FALLS Christ Church Methodist at 54 Bay Street in Glens Falls invites everyone to its Fourth Annual Community Christmas Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 25. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and Al and Kathy Bain, along with Ray Agnew, will perform seasonal music. Information: www. christmasbreakfast.net.

Wednesday28 Children’s Activity MANCHESTER Two-time Parents Choice Award-winning artist Roger Tincknell will lead children in singing, dancing, playing rhythm instruments, songs in Spanish, and more at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the Mark Skinner Library in Manchester. Free and open to all families; children must be accompanied by adult caregivers. Information: 802-362-2607.

Thursday29 Call to Artists CAMBRIDGE Artists in all media are invited to submit works for the jurying process from Thursday, Dec. 29, through Saturday, Jan. 2, 2012, to participate in the January/February 2012 juried exhibition at the Valley Artisans Market’s Small Gallery, 25 E. Main Street in Cambridge. The theme will be “Reflection.” Information: 518-

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