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Nashville recording artists "Harpeth Rising" will bring their musical magic to southern Washington County on Thursday, April 12. Hailed as an "Americana Sensation," the group of classically trained musicians bring a unique and original sound. See details inside. The Washington County Fairgrounds will host Farm Safety classes next weekend. The program is critical for kids looking to be employed in agribusiness. See inside.

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als and acquire essential studio skills. The class runs from 10 to 11 a.m. from Tuesday through Friday, April 10 to 13 and costs $18 for members and $28 for non-members. Teens can study “Extreme Painting” from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday, April 10 to 13. Participants will explore drawing from imagination and life while learning contemporary and classical techniques. Cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members, plus a $10 materials fee. Students ages seven to 12 can learn “Printmaking” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 11 through 13. The class will focus on block printmaking. Fee is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. To register for any of these classes, call the CCC at 854-7053. In Glens Falls, LARAC is offering a three-day Children’s Art Workshop with Kate Hartley, to run Tuesday, April 10 through Thursday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The workshop is for children ages seven to 12. Children will be invited to bring items from their home recycling bin to complete beautiful sculptures while exploring the creative possibilities of recycling. An exhibit and reception will celebrate the close of the three-day workshop. Fee is $50 per child and $40 for each additional sibling. LARAC members receive a $10 discount. Pre-registration is required by calling 798-1144 ext. 2. LARAC is located on City Park in downtown Glens Falls. Saratoga Arts at 320 Broadway in Saratoga is offering full-week programs in both theater and

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Parenting Class WASHINGTON COUNTY Cornell Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for a five-week Parenting Class that will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays from April 18 through May 16 at the Washington County Municipal Center in Fort Edward. Cost: $10 Washington County residents; $20 non-residents. Information/registration: 518746-2560, or toll-free at 1-800-5480881.


Seniors Trip HOOSIC VALLEY AREA The Hoosic Valley Seniors group is accepting reservations for a trip to the Amish country of Lancaster, Pa., Wednesday through Friday, June 13 to 15. A highlight will be the new show, “Jonah’s Whale,” at the Sight & Sound Theater. Cost: $264 per person, double occupancy, including tips and gratuities. I n fo r m at i o n / re s e r vat i o n s : Ginny at 235-0623.



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SCOOP tions for its Theatre Camp that will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 9 to 20. For ages 7 to 14, this camp will focus on developing characters, improvisation, and writing. Cost: $300. Information/ registration: 867-2223, or mail registrations to Dorset Theatre Festival, POB 510, Dorset, Vt. 05251. Information:


Mystery Trip QUAKER SPRINGS The Quaker Springs Seniors group is accepting reservations for a Mystery Trip on Tuesday, May 8. Cost: $32. Everyone will be welcome. Information/reservations: Rose Thieverge at 6953638.


Scholarships SCHAGHTICOKE The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and the New York State Showpeople’s Assn. is accepting applications for up to 10 $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to New York State high school seniors and college students. All qualifying students must be active at the Schaghticoke Fair and the deadline to submit an application is April 13. Applications must be completed from the Web at


Church Services GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Good Friday Worship Service at noon on April 6 at the Trinity Episcopal Church on E. Main Street in Granville. And, an Easter SonRisen Service will be held at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 8, at Veterans Park on Quaker Street in Granville. Information: Pastor Jim Peterson at 642-2245, or email

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Farmers’ Market WEST PAWLET The West Pawlet Spring Farmers’ Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Fridays at the Fish and Game Club building.


Fish Fry HARTFORD The Hartford Fish and Game Club on Route 196 invites everyone to a Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 6. Cost: $10 adults; $4 children.


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.


Art Opening GLENS FALLS An opening reception for Larac’s “Essence of Pose” show will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at Larac’s Lapham Gallery on City Park in downtown Glens Falls. There’ll be a gallery talk at 5 p.m. and local musician Mark Rabin will entertain at this show of ceramics, paintings and photography. Information: 518-798-1144, Ext. 2, or www.


Coupon Club SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library at 52 Ferry Street invites all coupon lovers to join its free Coupon Club. Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the first Friday each month when coupons will be swapped and tips shared. Also, bring any coupons that you cannot use. Information: Amanda at 695-6641, or email afiandaca

ARGYLE The Argyle Methodist Church Thrift Shop will not be open this Friday, April 6, but will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 7. This shop normally is open



(518) 753-6207 Hours: M-F 8-5, Sat 8-3 The Indian Head Village Association Inc. in Salem, is seeking bids for our annual snow plowing and road maintenance contract. Interested parties may contact Lindsay Scarbro at 854-7609 for more information.

GLENS FALLS/SARATOGA The Adirondack Mountain Club will offer hiking, biking, bushwhacking and a geocache activity during April. Information:

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QUEENSBURY A Pancake Breakfast to benefit Relay for Life will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, at

WEST PAWLET A Spring Flea Market and Easter Food Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the West Pawlet Firehouse. Offered will be regular and sugar-free pies, decorated cakes, cookie platters, and more. There also will be an Easter egg hunt for ages 8 to 12, with prizes for all ages, raffles, a 50/50, and lunch will be available. Information: Edna at 802-645-0174.

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Saturday7 Applebees on Quaker Road in Queensbury. Cost: $6. Tickets: Jen at 926-8572, or email All proceeds will go to the Greenwich Relay for Life that will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, at Greenwich High School.


Bunny Breakfast SCHAGHTICOKE Liberty Ridge Farm at 29 Bevis Road in Schaghticoke invites everyone to Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 7. Cost: $11.95



Driving Class SARATOGA SPRINGS A state-approved Defensive Driving Class will be offered

from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the First Baptist Church, 45 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs. Ask about saving on your auto insurance and taking points off your driving record. Cost: $35; bring a friend for additional $30. Registration is required with Ray Frankoski at 286-3788.


Childbirth Classes SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Hospital at 211 Church Street in Saratoga Springs will offer a Childbirth Preparation Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. Information on fetal development, nutrition, exercise, the birth process, and more will be covered. This is one of several childbirth classes the hospital will offer during April. Registration is required at 518-580-2450, or toll-free at 1-866-580-2450. Information: CONTINUED

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SCOOP Lincoln Biography MANCHESTER Author/historian Jason Emerson will present his new book, “Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln,” at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, in the Beckwith Room at Hildene in Manchester. More than a biography, this book is a “tale of American achievement in the Gilded Age and the endurance of the Lincoln legacy.” Book signings will follow each presentation in Hildene’s museum store. Information: 802-367-7960, or


Eggstravaganza GRANVILLE All children are invited to the Pember Library at 33 W. Main Street in Granville for an “Eggstravaganza” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 7. Crafts, stories, an egg hunt, and refreshments will be featured. Information: 518-642-2525.


Egg Hunt SCHUYLERVILLE Faith Chapel will host the Fourth Annual Great Schuylerville Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7, on Pract Field at Schuylerville High School. Ages birth to 4 will hunt at 11 a.m., grades kindergarten to 2 at 11:15 a.m., and grades 3 to 6 at 11:30 a.m. Face art, jump house, Daisy the Clown, and the Easter Bunny, too. Free. In case of rain, the hunt will be in the high school gymnasium.

Bowling Challenge GRANVILLE The Washington County Democratic Committee invites everyone to test their bowling skills at noon on Saturday, April 7, at the Granville Lanes and Fun Center on Route 24. Cost: $20, including rentals, lanes and shoes. No prior bowling experience is needed, trophies and prizes will be awarded, and spectators will be welcome. Information: Summer Downing at 642-1596, or


Easter Egg Hunt WEST HEBRON Children ages 2 to 10 are invited to a free Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church, 3153 Route 30 (rain or shine). Bring your own basket and camera. Information: 8543729, or 854-3250.


Easter Egg Hunt ARGYLE The Argyle United Methodist Church at 12 Sheridan Street will host a free Community Easter Egg Hunt from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. For children through age 12, rain or shine. Reservations are requested by April 6 with Marie at 638-7053.


Easter Egg Hunt JOHNSONVILLE An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Johnsonville Fire Co. on River Road (rain or shine). Snacks, prizes and raffles will be fea-

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Easter Vigil HOOSICK FALLS St. Mark’s Church in Hoosick Falls invites all families to an Easter Vigil at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. The story of creation through Jesus’ resurrection will be highlighted. Fancy Easter clothing is not required. Information: www. stmarkschurchinhoosickfalls. org.


Spring Cabaret SALEM Fort Salem Theater’s Spring Cabaret series kicks off on Saturday, April 7 at 8 p.m. with Philadelphia piano man Peter Kidd performing a show entitled “On My Feet Again.” “Spring cabaret is always exciting, always different,” said Jay Kerr, owner of Fort Salem. “This is a very eclectic season.” This spring’s inaugural cabaret features the return of Fort Salem veteran Peter Kidd. A graduate of Princeton, the 31-year-old Kidd studied acting, singing and dancing in New York City while working in regional theater. “This is his first cabaret,” said Kerr. “He’s a wonderful performer and writer.” Kidd will be performing some of his favorite contemporary songs and original compositions. In addition to practicing law

in Philadelphia, Kidd spends his weekends playing and singing at the piano bar at the Tavern on Camac. He will be joined by special guest Jessica O’Keefe, who appeared opposite him in Fort Salem’s “Starcrossed” and “Corn! The Musical.” The cabaret is O’Keefe’s last Fort Salem performance, as she is leaving the area to move to Arizona, said Kerr. “Spring Cabaret is always exciting and always different,” Kerr commented. “The audience keeps building; we’re very pleased with how it’s been received.” Other Spring Cabaret performances at Fort Salem include Kathy Beaver in “Patsy and Me” on April 14; the Berkshire band SpursUSA in “When Country was Cool, Volume One: on April 21; and Jerry Gretzinger in “Mostly Frank,” a big-band version of his show in 2009. Tickets for Fort Salem Cabaret are $25, which includes $5 towards coffee and dessert at 7:30 p.m. For reservations or information, call 518-854-9200, or visit www.fortsalemtheater. com.

Sunday8 Sunrise Service NORTH CREEK An Easter Sunrise Service will be held on April 8 at the Bear Mountain Summit of Gore Mountain in North Creek. Board the gondola at 6:30 a.m. for the 7 a.m. service. Free and open to all. Information:


Pancake Breakfast VICTORY The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club on Route 32, south of the village of Victory, invites everyone to a Pancake/ French Toast Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 8. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. This breakfast will be served on the second Sunday each month, with few exceptions.


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 April 8. Handicap accessible. Information: 686-4982.

Monday9 Break Activities SALEM The Courthouse Community Center in Salem will offer the following spring break activities Monday through Friday, April 9 to 13: Scrapbooking, grades 3 and up; Painting Fun for Youngsters, ages 4 to 7; Extreme Drawing, ages 10 to 13; and Printmaking, ages 7 to 12. Information/registration: 518-854-7053, or email your registration to HSCPA@


Break Programs SARATOGA SPRINGS Saratoga Arts at 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs will offer the following theater and visual arts programs during spring break, Monday through Friday, April 9 to 13: “Get into the Act!” a hands-on theater camp for ages 5 to 12, and “The Renaissance!” two visual arts camps for ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 14. Infor mation/re gistration: Tanya Tobias at 518-584-4132, or email ttobias@saratoga-arts. org.


Art Show Entries STILLWATER Friday, April 9, is the deadline to submit your entry for the Recycled Art Show that will be held from Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 29, at Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater. Information/entry forms: www. h u d s o n c ro s s i n g p a rk . o r g / artshow.


PTSD Seminar QUEENSBURY The SUNY Adirondack Military Club will host a seminar on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at 12:40 p.m. on Monday, April 9, in the Scoville Learning Center auditorium, Room 206, on the SUNY Adirondack campus in Queensbury. Carol Hopper, professor of psychology at SUNY, will discuss the definition, causes, and symptoms of PTSD. Albany Vet Center staff members will discuss PTSD’s effects and treatment, and SUNY Adirondack students who are CONTINUED

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SCOOP military veterans will share their stories and answer questions. Free and open to all. Information: Beth Faller at 7432220.


Photoshop Class SALEM Crickett Polis of Polis Photography will lead a “Photoshop for Beginners” class from 4 to 6 p.m. on April 9, 11 and 13, at the Courthouse Community Center in Salem. Cost: $60; $50 Courthouse members. Information/registration: 518-854-7053, or email HSCPA@


Legion Bingo CAMBRIDGE American Legion Post 634 at 2106 Route 22 in Cambridge will host Monday Bingo at 7 p.m. on April 9. This bingo is held each Monday, with few exceptions. Information: 518-677-8069.

Tuesday10 Community Garden MOREAU Tuesday, April 10, is the deadline to apply to participate in the Town of Moreau’s Community Garden in the

Moreau Recreation Park. Raised garden beds will be available for growing vegetables and flowers. Ap p l i c a t i o n s : w w w. Information: Gina LeClair at 361-2579.


Women’s Health GRANVILLE Washington County WIC will hold its monthly clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the Granville Baptist Church on Quaker Street. WIC provides supplemental foods and health education to pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children to age 5. Ask if you qualify for help with your food bill. Information/alternate time: 518-746-2460.


Farm Safety Class GREENWICH Youth ages 14 and 15 years old who are required to have a Tractor and Machinery Operation Certificate when employed on farms can take the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program and ATV Safety Workshop, to be presented on April 10 and 11 by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga, Warren and

Washington Counties. Held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Washington County Fairgrounds, the program satisfies the requirement for children ages 14 and 15 who will be employed in agribusiness in a job that requires operating equipment. Topics include risks of farm-related activities; how to act safely in farm work settings; identifying and correcting farm hazards; and how to obtain safety information about equipment they may be operating. The ATV safety portion of the class does not meet the NYS Department of Mort Vehicle requirements for certification. Youth will receive a NSTMOP certificate when the pass the written and tractor operation tests. Fee is $10 for enrolled 4-H Club members and $15 for nonmembers. Youth must attend both sessions to receive the NSTMOP certificate. To register, call 518-746-2560, or email

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Children’s Workshop GLENS FALLS LARAC on City Park in downtown Glens Falls will offer a Children’s Art Workshop for ages 7 through 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, April 10 to 12. Cost: $50; $40 each additional sibling; 10 percent discount LARAC members. Preregistration is required at 518798-1144, Ext. 2. Information:


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SCOOP Gallery Tour SARATOGA SPRINGS Author Douglas Crimp, a Fanny Knapp Allen professor of art history at the University of Rochester, will lead a Gallery Tour at noon on Tuesday, April 10, at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Return at 8 p.m. for Douglas’ reading from his new book, “Our Kind of Movie: The Films of Andy Warhol.” Information: 518-580-8080, or www.skidmore. edu/tang.


Fun Band GREENWICH The Moreau Fun Band will perform show tunes, hymns, and favorites from the 1940s at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the VFW Hall on Abeel Avenue in Greenwich. Refreshments will be available. Free admission, donations appreciated.


Chicken and Biscuit GRANVILLE Everyone is invited to a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the Slate Valley Masonic Center, 95 North Street in Granville. Takeouts will be available. Cost: $8 adults; $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger.

Wednesday11 Gallery Tour SARATOGA SPRINGS A tour of the current exhibitions, “Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary” and “Pam Lins: Denver Gold,” will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 11, in the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Information: 518-580-8080, or


Dems Meet GRANVILLE The Granville Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Village of Granville Meeting Room, 51 Quaker Street, across from Stewart’s Shop. All Granville registered Democrats, especially those newly registered, are encouraged to attend. Information: Nicholas Silitch at 642-8086.


Model Railroaders GLENS FALLS The Upstate Model Railroaders will hold an Open House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 18 and 25, at 190 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information:


Judy Collins GLENS FALLS Legendary singer Judy Collins will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the

Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Information/tickets: 518-8740800, or

Thursday12 Love, Hate War BENNINGTON The Vermont Reads Program will present Thomas Redden, a history and politics professor at Southern Vermont College in Bennington, who will lead a discussion on “Why We Love and Hate War: Reflections on the American Civil War.” You’ll find this event in the college’s Everett Mansion Theatre from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Free and open to all. Information: Andrea Robare at 802-447-6311, or email arobare@


Thrift Store HOOSICK FALLS The Thrift Store, located at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Main Street, will be open Thursdays beginning April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 14 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. All proceeds benefit the store and programs for Girl Scouts. I n f o r m a t i o n : or Joyce Brewer at 518-686-4942.


Fly Fishing Talk MANCHESTER Yoshi Akiyama, deputy director of the American Museum of Fly Fishing, will display and discuss the most remarkable ties from the museum’s collection at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at

the Mark Skinner Library in Manchester. A fly tying demonstration and question/answer session will follow the talk that’s free and open to all. Information: 802-362-2607, or


Concert at Library GLENS FALLS Magpie, the renowned folk duo of Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino, will perform in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in the Community Room at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. Free and open to all. Information: Folklife Center at 518-792-6508, or


Concert GREENWICH Nashville recording artists Harpeth Rising will perform a concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at Seventy Main in Greenwich. Hailed as an “A m e r i c a n a Sensation,” the group of young classically trained musicians brings an exciting and distinctive sound to the Americana genre. A little bit bluegrass, a little bit folk, a little bit classical and a whole lot original, Harpeth Rising is a band to watch. The group includes players on banjo and fiddle, but also cello and hand drums for a truly new, unique sound. They’ve had a successful tour of the UK, and have been named “Best Local Band” in Nashville. In July 2011, the group released its second album entitled “Dead Man’s Hand.” Tickets for the show are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information, go to or call 692-7041.


Music, Poetry SARATOGA SPRINGS Poets Caroline Rothstein and Jared Paul will present “An Evening


of Spoken Word” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Included will be an opening musical performance by the “Artifacts.” Information: 518580-8080, or tang.

Friday13 Gardens/Landscaping MANCHESTER The Ninth Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, at the Equinox Resort in Manchester. Speakers, great food and door prizes will be featured. Information/registration:


Rummage Sale PITTSTOWN The Pittstown United Methodist Church off Route 7 in Pittstown Village will hold a Spring Rummage Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13, and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, the 14th. Clothing, jewelry, books, toys, and household goods will be offered. Fill a bag on Saturday for only $2, or fill two bags and get the third bag free. Baked goods and other food also will be for sale both days. Information/to donate items: Viv at 518-663-5522.

Saturday14 Tour of the Battenkill CAMBRIDGE Tens of thousands of people will be drawn to the b u c o l i c Cambridge, NY on April 13, 14 and 15 for the 8th Annual Tour of the Battenkill road cycling race. Three-time Tour de France Champion Greg CONTINUED



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SCOOP LeMond will race in Sunday’s event. Around 3,000 racers are expected to participate in the 62-mile Pro/Am race on Saturday. LeMond will race in Sunday’s UCI Pro event at noon. The 124-mile race is expected to draw more than 200 professionals. Other weekend races include the Mini Kids Tour of Cambridge at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The weekend also features family activities and live music. LeMond, who won the Tour de France in 1986, ’89 and ’90, will be attending the event in support of his foundation 1in6. The foundation’s mission is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. Other charities for the ride include the Wounded Warriors Project and area youth programs. The weekend schedule is as follows: Friday, April 13: Ride with the Pros for Kids and Families from 4 to 5 p.m. Race Expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14: Tour of the Battenkill from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Race Expo from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 15: Bike Marathon Battenkill at 8 a.m. Mini Kids Tour of Cambridge at 10 a.m. Tour of the Battenkill Professional (UCI 1.2) with Greg LeMond from noon to 5:30 p.m. Race Expo from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit


1940 Census GLENS FALLS Archivist Erica Wolfe Burke will lead an exploration of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 14, at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street in Glens Falls. This month is the first time this census has been made available online. Information: 518-7926508, Ext. 239, or

Email your Scoop item to calendars@ or fax it to 518-642-1344


Lasagna Dinner SCHUYLERVILLE The Old Saratoga Reformed Church at 48 Pearl Street in Schuylerville invites everyone to a Lasagna Dinner (meat and vegetarian) from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Cost: $8 adults; $4 ages 5 to 10. Takeouts will be available. Reservations are requested for eat-in dinners with Amber at 587-8224, or Paulette at 695-3024. Walk-ins will be welcome.


Turkey Dinner HARTFORD Everyone is invited to a Turkey Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the United Methodist Church, 47 Route 23 in Hartford. Cost: $9 adults; $4 ages 5 to 12; free 4 and younger. There also will be a food sale during this dinner.


Maple Dinner WELLS The Wells United Methodist Church invites everyone to its Great Maple Sugarhouse Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Modern Woodmen of

American Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Maple glazed ham and all things maple will be on the menu. Information/cost: Sue at 802-325-3203, or email


Art Reception SARATOGA SPRINGS An opening reception for an exhibit titled, “Cryptoecology + Transcendence,” by Ruth Stanford and Kimberly Witham, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at The Arts Center Gallery, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Come early, 5 p.m., for a discussion with the artists. Free and open to all.


Patsy Cline Reprise SALEM The Fort Salem Theater in Salem will present Kathy Beaver in “Patsy and Me” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Kathy reprises her Patsy Cline persona in this cabaret. Cost: $25, including $5 for coffee and dessert at 7:30 p.m. Information/ reservations: 518-854-9200, or

Sunday15 Sunday Breakfast WEST HOOSICK The West Hoosick Fire Dept. invites everyone to an all-you-can-eat Pancake/French Toast Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 15, at the firehouse on Pine Valley Road (intersection of routes 103 and 109). Information: 686-1814.


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 April 15. Omelets, pancakes and more will be served at $6 per person, $5 senior citizens, and $4 children.


Family Day GLENS FALLS A free Family Discovery Day activity, “Toulouse-Lautrec & Company,” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. Take a short tour and then create your own art masterpiece. Also, there’ll be a

free gallery talk with RPI students and faculty at 2 p.m. on April 15. Information: 518-7921761, Ext. 17, or


Country Dance SCHUYLERVILLE The Country Round and Square Dance Association invites everyone to an Old-Style Country Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, at the American Legion Post on Clancy Street in Schuylerville. Music will be provided by the Ole Time Country band. Cost: $5 adults; $2 ages 6 to 17; free 5 and younger. Information: Floyd at 747-6687, or Sandy at 638-9008.


Chamber Music SALEM Chamber Music Concerts, with conductor Daniel Shulman, will be presented at 3 p.m. on Sundays, April 15, May 13 and June 17, at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. Works by Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven and others will be featured. Cost: $20 individual date; $45 all three dates. Information/tickets: 518-854-7053.

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