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August 19th to 25th

2019 Washington County Fair- Greenwich- https://www.washingtoncountyfair.com/?fbclid=IwAR1gAKtKbday7NzzLpiFkJ1mbKC3mY76lY8ABaAH3oaS1CkRfmLYZCLbmKg

August 20th

August Noontime Music Series- Saratoga National Historical Park- Stillwater, NY: Join us at Saratoga National Historical Park for free music in August! The track is closed, but music echoes through the Hudson River Valley. Bring a bag lunch, a lawn chair, or blanket, and enjoy the views while listening to noontime concerts every Tuesday from Noon1:00 on the Visitor Center patio.

August 20, John Hughes: Come on a journey of up-lifting universal musical expressions of joy and hope with John Hughes. He is an innovative composer, kora player, percussionist, and vocalist whose style ranges from elegant and stately West African classical harp music to jazzy, hypnotic grooves that cross cultural boundaries and fuse disparate influences. John makes many of his ancient traditional instruments which are not often heard in the United States. He has studied the music, song, and dance of West Africa for over 25 years, training with numerous master drummers and dancers from Guinea and Mali.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information about this or other events, please call the Visitor Center at 518-670-2985 or check our website at www.nps.gov/sara or on Facebook and Twitter: @SaratogaNHP

August 22nd

Washington County Band Concert Schedule:

Thursday, August 22 - 7 pm - Town Bandstand, Granville, NY

Saturday, August 24 - 6:30 pm - Town Library, Pawlet, VT

August 23rd

Art Exhibit-Salem Courthouse Community Center- 6 to 8 p.m. Susan Whiteman Opening Reception for her solo exhibition Running October 4th to Nov. 1st.

August 24th

Washington County Band Concert Schedule:

Saturday, August 24 - 6:30 pm - Town Library, Pawlet, VT

August 24th

Night On The Mettawee- Granville- 6 to 9 p.m.

Slate Valley Museum invites you to join us for a fun evening among friends to share delicious food and drink as we celebrate Slate Valley Museum's rise into the next 25 years!

EVENT DETAILS:
$35 - Includes Hors D'Oeuvres, Wine & Craft Beer
Silent & Live Auctions - All proceeds to benefit Slate Valley Museum.

R.S.V.P by August 10th, 2019
Abigail Free, Executive Director
executivedirector@slatevalleymuseum.org
(518) 642-1417

August 27th

August Noontime Music Series- Saratoga National Historical Park- Stillwater, NY: Join us at Saratoga National Historical Park for free music in August! Bring a bag lunch, a lawn chair, or blanket, and enjoy the views while listening to noontime concerts every Tuesday from Noon1:00 on the Visitor Center patio.

August 27, Rumba Flamenca: Finish August with original compositions and unique arrangements of Spanish Classical and Nuevo Flamenco guitar pieces performed by Jason and Elysa Hochman. This engaging couple plays a unique brand of guitar fusing Spanish, Flamenco, Classical and Acoustic styles. Jason and Elysa are the founders of Jay & Lee Rumba Flamenca as well as the New York Guitar Academy and are among the most sought after flamenco and classical guitarists in New York City. They have performed at Lincoln Center, US Open Finals Pre-Game Shows and events for widely recognized organizations, businesses and celebrities. Jason and Elysa create a beautiful and powerful atmosphere of exciting world guitar music that include.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information about this or other events, please call the Visitor Center at 518-670-2985 or check our website at www.nps.gov/sara or on Facebook and Twitter: @SaratogaNHP

August 31st & Sept. 1st

Garlic Fest- Bennington- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day-Join garlic-lovers from throughout the country as they come to enjoy the quintessential Vermont festival, now on it's 24th year! #GARLICFEST19. Website - www.lovegarlic.com

September 6th & 7th

Eastbound Throwdown 2019- Sept. 6 10 a.m. to Sept. 7 11:59 p.m. 33 Irwin Road, Salem, New York 12865. The 2019 Eastbound Throwdown will take place this September 6th and 7th at the Irwin Family Farm in Salem NY!

Band lineup:
Eastbound Jesus
Yarn
Driftwood
The Mallett Brothers Band
The Ghost of Paul Revere
The Blind Owl Band
Girl Blue
Bella's Bartok
Tigerman WOAH
Rebel Darling
Zan & The Winter Folk
Saints & Liars
C.K. & The Rising Tide
Dan Johnson
Blind Crow
Turf 'N' Turf
Union Grits
Band of Rustlers
J Floyd
Green

2 Day passes (camping included) are on sale now.

Food and beverage vendors will be on site.
All ages are welcome.

Never been to a Throwdown? Check out our 2018 recap video so you can see the farm and the fun you're in for!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F_QEPSEspw

September 7th & 8th

The Cheese Tour With Beer & Wine- Self-guided farm tour throughout Washington County, New York and Vermont of artisan cheeses, beer, and wine.

September 14th

Annual Food Truck Festival- Bennington- 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission Downtown Bennington.

September 22nd

On Sunday September 22, 2019 the Fire Dept. will host their annual Tour de Salem Flame Fighters bike ride plus a Run/Walk.

The Ride will start and finish at the Salem Fire Department's Carnival Grounds on Archibald Street, just off NYS Route 22 (South Main St.) Salem, NY.   

The event registration starts at 7:00 a.m. the day of or go to the website for info about pre-registering.

The 63 mile ride starts at 8:00 a.m. with the other rides to follow 25 mile at 8:30 a.m., 16 mile at 9:00 a.m., and the 10 mile at 9:00 a.m.

Cost for the ride is $35.00 per individual or $40.00/family.

The Fire Dept. is seeking sponsors for this event as in years past; There are 3 levels of sponsors: Bronze $75.00   Silver  $150.00 and Gold $200.00.

Your name or business name will be printed on the back of t-shirts that will be handed out to the riders and walkers. More info is on the website @www.tourdesalemflamefighters.com

This year we will ADDING a run/walk event. This will start at 10am after all of the bikes have left. We will have a 1 mile walk/run, a 5k run and a 10k run.

All events will start and finish at the carnival grounds on Archibald St. All participants will be required to pre-register or register the day of the event.     

Entry Fee: $15.00 registration on race day, $12.00 if registered before September 6, 2019, and $6.00 for 1 mile race (pre-race or race day).

Pre-registration can be done by emailing: salemfd4434@hotmail.com and you will receive more info. Participants in both events will be given a T-Shirt and free food at the end of the events.

If you have any questions send an email to: salemfd4434@hotmail.com

September 29th

Saratoga Nation Park- Dearborn's Corps of Light Infantry- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit Stop 2 (Neilson House) to see men, women, and children living the lives of Continental Army women, children, and sutlers, as well as soldiers in Henry Dearborn's Corps of Light Infantry. Reenactors will be located on some of the very same ground that those they portray inhabited in September and October 1777 during the Battles of Saratoga!

A detailed schedule of events will be made available in September.

September 29th

Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saratoga Spa State Park, 19 Roosevelt Dr. Saratoga Springs.

This yearís Giant Pumpkinfest will be located inside the Saratoga State Park on the big lawn just before the reflecting pond near SPAC.

New this year: No pre-online registration- day of registration only! AND more activities for kids - stay tuned for more information on that coming soon!

If you are a grower you MUST be at the park and registered by 9:15am at the latest! There will be signage and volunteers telling you where to register & where to park. Weighing begins at 10:00am. Entry fee is $15 per item, max fee $30. Only one monetary prize will be awarded per category, per entrant.

The Spa City Farmers Market will be moved inside the park this day & will be located right next to this event, so youíll be able to shop with all of the vendors & check out the amazing pumpkins etc.

If you are a grower and need to stay overnight the night before please contact the Adirondack Inn for accommodations - 518-584-3510. Ask for Tom & mention Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest for a 10% discounted rate. Book by Sept. 19th for that rate.

October 5th

Comedy Show- Salem Fire Dept.- Preparations are underway for MOP CO to present The Mop & Bucket Co. the Regionís Favorite Improv Comedy Troupe to an avid audience on Saturday October 5th, 2019. More info will be forthcoming soon.

October 5th

Greenwich Fire Department Fit for Duty 5K Run/Walk 2019- Greenwich- 9 a.m. to Noon- Welcome to our 4th Annual GFD Fit for Duty 5K Run/Walk!

The course is a flat, fast course that runs along quiet side streets in both the village and town and loops back to the firehouse.

Discounted registration to all firefighters who run in gear (sneakers allowed; no airpacks)
Firefighter in gear $25
Individual runner $30
To register please click the link below:

https://www.active.com/search?keywords=gfd+fit+for+duty&location=Greenwich%2C+NY&category=Activities&daterange=All+future+dates

Again this year the FREE Fit for Duty Kids Fun Run following the 5K! Open to kids 0-10 years old. Registration for the Kids Fun Run will be the morning of the race.

All proceeds go to the Greenwich Fire Department. We hope you and your family can join us and we thank you for your support.

October 12th

2nd Annual Slate Valley Brew Run- Granville- The Second Annual Slate Valley Brew Run will take place Saturday, Oct. 12 starting at Veterans' Park in Granville.

Events include a 5K walk/run, 10K race, and a 1-mile kid's run. All participants get a pint glass with race logo, and over-21 participants get a free pint of craft beer at the Slate Town Brewing Company.

Proceeds benefit the Haynes House of Hope, a comfort care home for terminally ill in Granville. Get more info and register here:
http://www.active.com/granville-ny/running/slate-valley-brew-run-5k-and-10k-2019

October 13th

The Salem Fire Dept.ís next breakfast will be on Sunday October 13, 2019 from 7-11am.

There will be a Fall oriented craft fair also from 9a-1pm at the firehouse the same day. More info will follow when it becomes available.

December 7th

Annual Art & Craft Sale-Salem Courthouse Community Center- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December 8th

Breakfast With Santa- Salem Fire Dept.- More information to follow.

December 14th

Tentative Date For the Salem Courthouse 150th Celebration.

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Mondays

Bingo Mondays- Cambridge- Played every Monday night- 7 p.m. Cambridge Legion Post #634 for info. 677-8069.

Bridge Class- Manchester- Green Mountain Academy will present bridge class with Elizabeth von Riesenfelder from 2 - 4 p.m. on Mondays Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1 at Equinox Village in Manchester.  Fee is $75.  Register at www.greenmtnacademy.org  or call (802) 867-0111.

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Tuesdays

Story Hour- Cambridge- the Cambridge Public Library will host a pre-school Story Hour every Tuesday from 10 - 11 a.m.  Children can enjoy a story, craft and snack.  Free and open to the public.

Story Time- Manchester- Manchester Community Library will hold Preschool Story Time with art teacher Stacy Gates at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.  Free and open to the public.  For info. call (802) 362-2607.

Story Time- Hoosick Falls- Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will hold Story Time at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the Story Room. They will have plenty of stories, finger-plays, songs, crafts and snacks.

Food Pantry- Cossayuna- The Mobile Food Pantry will be open from 4 - 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Cossayuna Firehouse, corner of Bunker Hill and East Lake Roads, Cossayuna.  Free produce, meats, dairy, baked goods and more are available to residents of the Cossayuna Fire District.  For info. call Devin Bulger, (518) 538-3522.

Knitting Club- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street will offer "The Knitters," a group for all ages and abilities, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Free.

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First Tuesdays

Bancroft Library Lego Club- Salem- 6 to 7 p.m. Love to Build?  Come join us on the first Tuesday of each month for an hour of Lego Fun.  A different theme each month, Free and open to all, No registration required, All ages welcome, Duplo Lego will be available for the littlest builders.

Bancroft Book Club- SALEM - The Bancroft Public Library Book Club will meet at the library at 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month to discuss both fiction and non-fiction work.  New readers are welcome! Call 854-2463 for more updates.

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Second Tuesdays

Salem Area Youth Association -Meets at Salem Courthouse Second Tuesday each month 7 p.m.

http://www.salemareayouthassociation.org

Knitting Night- Dorset- The Dorset Library will host Knitting Night from 5 - 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday each month.  All levels of knitters and crocheters are welcome.  Coffee is provided; bring a snack to share if you like.  For info. call Betsy or Erica at (802) 867-5774.

Knitting Club- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street will offer "The Knitters," a group for all ages and abilities, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Free

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Tuesdays & Thursdays

Osteo Exercise- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library will hold Osteo Exercise from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. every Tuesday & Thursday.  Ask at the desk for an information packet.  For info. call (518) 692-7157.

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Wednesdays

Story Hour- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street will offer Story Hour every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with great books, crafts and activities.  Free admission

Farmers Market- Greenwich- The Greenwich Farmers' Market takes place from 3-6 p.m. every Wednesday year-round at the Seventy Main historical building, 70 Main Street, Greenwich.  For info. call Julie Callahan (518) 944-7149.

Sit and Knit- Cambridge- The Cambridge Public Library will host the Sit and Knit Group every Wednesday in the Community Room from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring your projects and your humor.

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Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

Story Time- Schuylerville- The Schuylerville Public Library will hold a preschool Story Time every Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays at 10 a.m.  All are welcome.  For info. call (518) 695-6641.

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Thursdays-

Rhyme Time- Manchester- The Manchester Community Library will hold Rhyme Time for Tots at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays.  Free and open to the public.  Children must be accompanied by adult caregivers.  For info. call (802) 362-2607.

Lego Club- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street in Greenwich will offer a new Lego Club every Thursday from 3 - 4 p.m.  The free, drop-in program for children under 9 years will be parent-run and all ages are welcome.

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Fridays-

Little Learners Programs- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library, Main St. Greenwich, will hold "Little Learners" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.  The program features hands-on learning for younger children.  Free and open to the public.  For info. call (518) 692-7157.

Al-Anon- Greenwich- Al-Anon meetings will be held every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the parish hall of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 143 Main St., Greenwich.  If someone you care about has a drinking issue, meet others who share your concerns.  Learn to replace despair with hope.

Lego Club- Hoosick Falls- The Lego Club at Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will meet from 4 - 5 p.m. Jan. 8 & 22; Feb. 5 & 19; and March 4 & 18.  Snacks are provided.  Children can take the bus from Hoosick Falls Central School and get dropped off at the library.  Parents can pick up at 5 p.m.

Chess Club- Cambridge- The Cambridge Public Library will host chess matches from 6:30 - 8 p.m. on Fridays from Jan. 8 to Feb. 5.  Local chess players are welcome to prove their intellectual prowess.

Second Fridays of the Month

Lyme Disease Support- Granville- A Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at the Trinity Church, 35 East Main Street, Granville.  Anyone affected by Lyme Disease is welcome to attend and share their experience.  Facilitator is Sharon DiMinico.  For info. call (518) 642-2883.

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Saturdays

Chess at Bancroft Library- The Blind Squirrel Chess Club meets Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Stop by Saturdays if you are interested.

Thrift Shop Open- Argyle Christ's Closet Thrift Shop at the Argyle Methodist Church will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.  Ongoing bag sale for $3 and $5.  Fall/winter clothes, household items and more.

Book Sale- Granville- The Friends of the Pember Library continue their "Back-Room" Book Sale on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pember Library, 33 West Main Street, Granville.  Included is a large selection of gently read paperbacks for 25 cents each, hardcover best sellers for $1.00 each, children's books for 10 cents each, as well as puzzles and games.  Check it out every Saturday morning.

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First Sundays

All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet, First Sundays --Cambridge American Legion Post #634. for info. call 677-8069.

Second Sundays

Sunday Breakfast- Victory- Victory Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club will cook breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sundays.  This breakfast will continue to be held the second Sunday of each month.  Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children.  All are welcome.  For info. call (518) 695-3917.

Third Sundays

Breakfast Buffet- Greenwich- Greenwich Elks Lodge at 30 Bulson Road and Route 40 will hold its monthly breakfast buffet from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month.  Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children 6 - 12, under 5 free.  For details, call (518) 695-5178.

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Cans for Cancer!- Donate your cans and bottles. Teri Burdick, of the Hoosier Hopeful Relay for Life Team, collects cans and bottles all year long to help fund a cure for cancer.  For info. 686-7851 or take your donation to the Nickelback Redemption Center on Lower Carey Ave., Hoosick Falls.

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