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November 11th

Beer and Cheese Event- Greenwich-Argyle Brewing Company- Noon to 5 p.m. So cheese share will be November the 11th. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to bring a nice hunk of cheese to add to the board, at least a half pound total of cheese. Good local cheese or interesting unique cheeses are particularly encouraged, as this is a share in which we hope to further encourage passion for the cheeses of the world and widen peoples’ exposure to new styles.

We will provide crackers. Show up anytime during Sunday operating hours, the cheese board will grow as the day progresses. There are always a few people who come right at 12 cause they can’t wait!

November 17th

Greenwich Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade- Greenwich- 6 to 9 p.m. 6th Annual Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade. Over 70 Tractors covered with over 1000 holiday lights parade through the Village of Greenwich.

November 17th & 18th

Mug Club Design Day and Christmas Market- R S Taylor & Sons Brewery- County Rte. 30, Salem.  Noon to 4 p.m. each day.  Design your own hand-blown Mug Club pint glass and shop with local vendor for handmade Christmas gifts right at the Brewery.

Join in the fun of meeting the glass artisans of SAW - (Salem Art Works) and get some early Christmas shopping done at the same time! SAW will be selling hand-blown glass items. We'll have Blue Boot Farm selling their delicious jams, jellies and salsas, Misty Blue Farm Botanicals will be selling hand-crafted soaps and skin care products, and Wild Hogs Maple Sugar Shack will be selling their famous bourbon barrel aged maple syrups. Don't miss the fun. Saturday and Sunday, November 17th and 18th 12 noon until 4 pm.

November 24th

Salem Christmas Parade- Salem- 1 p.m. Start - Come enjoy the Salem "Hometown Holiday" Christmas.  The Parade will kick off at 1pm from Vail Street, following Main Street to Park Place and end at the Fairgrounds.
Music should be played from beginning of parade to end – performances will be held at the Judging stand in front of Bancroft Library.

Check in starts at 11:45 am.  See the Line Up Captain at the entrance to A & J Agway for your parade number.
Please – no Santas! Santa will arrive at the end of the Parade!

Come early and join the Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt 10-2 at participating businesses – all completed entries are entered to win a hand-made Chocolate Santa from Steininger’s Restaurant!

December 1st

Annual Arts and Craft Sale- Salem Courthouse Community Center- Join us at the Historic Salem Courthouse for our Annual Arts and Craft Sale Saturday, December 1st from 10-2pm. Artisans from all over display their crafts and fine skills. Perfect way to kick off your holiday shopping. Help support local artisans! FREE event for patrons. Vendors need to fill out an application. Call 518-854-7053 to receive an application.

December 7th

Rudolph's Rockin' Christmas- Granville- 6 to 9 p.m.  Join us in Veteran's Park for the 2018 Holiday Light Show. It'll be fun, exciting and the kids will have an opportunity to be with Santa!

December 14th

Granville Lighted Tractor Parade- 6 p. m. Granville - Mark your calendar for the second annual Lighted Tractor Parade! More details to follow!

December 15th

Wreaths Across America- 12 to 3 p.m. Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery-

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Lay wreaths at Saratoga National Cemetery. 
Noon ceremony at the main flag pole - wreath laying to follow ceremony at approx. 12:30pm.

Volunteer Location Coordinator: Anita Martin
Telephone: 518-225-0442
E-mail: amartin31392cap@juno.com

December 15th

Elf Express Train Ride- Manchester VT- 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. R. K. Miles Depot Station -570 Depot Street Manchester Center.  Adult tickets (13 & Older) $25, Child Ticket (2 to 12) $20.

Important: PLEASE NOTE

This is only for the Saturday at 11:30AM ride. Please check out our other events for tickets to different rides. 

Passengers will be entertained with holiday melodies and dance routines by the elves of the theater and dance club of Burr and Burton Academy. Christopher Pop-In-Kins will be hidden on every train to see who’s been naughty and nice. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a surprise visit to provide every child with a special gift.

This Christmas elf loves to play hide-and-seek almost as much as he loves little children. Every time your child closes his or her eyes and goes to sleep, Christopher Pop-In-Kins finds a new hiding place. He loves nothing more than to watch your child race around looking for him the next morning. Of course, they’ll both giggle with delight when he's found.

Bring Christopher and Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins into your home for the holidays and create treasured memories that your family will remember forever. Christopher Pop-In-Kins remains one of the oldest, most loved Christmas elves available today. Holiday traditions are an important way for you to connect and grow with your children. And now you can easily add more precious memories to your sacred Christmas festivities year after year.

Boarding begins at 11:15am and the Train leaves at 11:30am. ALL Trains leave on time as required by the Rail Road Company scheduling. Please arrive early enough to pick up your tickets and be ready to start boarding at 11:15am.

February 1st to 10th

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival 2019-Saranac Lake, NY- Visitors from around the world travel to New York's Adirondack Mountains to celebrate the annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival alongside locals who have made it their tradition for generations. It's the longest-running event of its kind in the eastern U.S. dating back to 1897. 

Get ready for a fun 10-day festival that includes the famous Ice Palace, sports, performances, two parades, and three sets of spectacular fireworks. It's family friendly fun and it's sure to be your annual tradition. This year's carnival theme is "Prehistoric Park!" For more information, visit our website at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com

The Ice Palace is free, lit-up at night and open 24/7. Most of our events are free as well. View our schedule at the following link to see which events are free and which have an asterisk* that have a fee: www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com/schedule. The schedule will be updated up to and during carnival.

Please follow our Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Facebook page for updates on this event, including the Ice Palace which remains open through carnival and after carnival as long as weather allows it to be safe.

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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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