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March 22nd

2019 Annual Irish Dance Ceili- Cambridge- 7 p.m. Cambridge Central School.  Come and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with traditional Irish dance. Bring friends or family members, anyone who would like to watch some Irish dancing, or try it.

Music from the Hubbard Hall Tune Jam Band, with a special appearance by The Men o' War Balladeers !

Admission is free, and delicious refreshments will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the bake sale and donations will support the Hubbard Hall Irish dance costume fund.

March 23rd & 24th

Merck Forest & Farmland Center Pancake Breakfast- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

Hooray, Merck's Maple Celebration and Pancake Breakfast is coming soon! It's all kinds of fun, with sugaring demonstrations, games for the kids, wagon rides, and -- oh yes -- BREAKFAST! (Pancakes laced with the best maple syrup in the universe, eggs, Merck-produced breakfast sausage, coffee and orange juice.) Don't sleep in this weekend, you don't want to miss this feast. Admission: $10 - teens and adults, $5 - 5-12 year-olds, Free - under 5.

March 24th

Cabin Fever Chicken BBQ- Salem- Noon to 1 p.m. Pick up at Salem Firehouse.  1/2 chicken chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and dessert.  Pre-sale $10 Day of $12.

March 23rd, 24th & 30th & 31st

New York State Maple Weekend- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. 

During Maple Weekend over 175 maple farms across New York state invite families and the public to their "sugar houses" to experience the process of making NYS maple syrup firsthand. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy fun, family-friendly activities and taste the first crop of pure, mouthwatering NYS maple syrup. Join us this year for sugarhouse tours, samples, activities and much more. Pancake breakfasts, where available, incur a per-plate charge.

April 6th

April Fool's Race- Salem-

Join us April 6th for one of the oldest road races still in existence. We are on our 40th year of running and proceeds support two local groups. Happy running.

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April 6th

Glens Falls Brewfest- Glens Falls- 4 to 7 p.m. Queensbury Hotel.  The Glens Falls Brewfest is a beer, wine, and cider tasting event featuring, local, regional, and national breweries, as well as sampling from a few wineries, and cideries.

Admission includes:
Beer, cider & wine tastings
Free food samples
A souvenir tasting glass
Live music by Forthlin Road

Proceeds benefit Adirondack Theatre Festival and the Feeder Canal Alliance.   * designated driver ticket available. *

This is a 21 and over event. Tickets are available online and at Coopers Cave Ale Company. Check back often for a list of Breweries that will be attending!  For more information visit: www.glensfallsbrewfest.org

April 7th

6th Annual Argyle Brewing Cambridge Fun Run- Cambridge- Get to Argyle Brewing in Cambridge by 6 p.m. Run, Walk, Cycle or Ride Your Unicorn to the Depot in Cambridge in support of Breast Cancer Research.  Cross the Finish Line and the Party Begins at 3 p.m.

Go to:  https://give.bcrf.org/fundraiser/1954814 to donate and download a bib.

Bibs available for purchase at Argyle Brewing- Greenwich & Cambridge- decorate your bib.

Bring the family!

April 14th

Salem Firehouse Spring Craft Fair- Salem- Join us for a spring craft fair April 14th from 8-12, this will be in conjunction with a breakfast the firehouse is hosting 7am-11am.

Area crafters and artists are invited but only a limited amount of direct sales will be allowed. Each space will be 10X10 for $25 with a donated item of your choice. Please reach out if you would like an application sent to you either comment here or countrylanecreationz@gmail.com

April 20th

8th Annual Machinery Consignment Auction- 9 a.m. Argyle Livestock Station, 8 McEachron Hill Road, Argyle NY.  *** We've changed our layout as follows due to the amount of items we've previously consigned, and for ease of our buyers: WE WILL BEGIN SELLING SMALL ITEMS AT 9AM. LARGE EQUIPMENT/MACHINERY AUCTION WILL BEGIN AT 11AM SHARP. IF SMALLS ARE STILL SELLING, WE WILL RUN TWO AUCTIONEERS AT THAT TIME. ***

Rain or Shine! Call now with your list of consignments to be sure your items are included in all of our advertisements! NO BUYERS PREMIUM!!! Terms: Cash or Good Check day of sale.

April 27th & 28th

Washington County Fiber Tour- Farms are open both days 10 -4 (unless noted otherwise). Visit alpacas, bunnies, goats, sheep and lambs, llamas, and more - on the farm; and meet the farmers and their families. Click here for the list of Farms 

Free events. Watch spinning, knitting, weaving and felting demonstrations. Visit the Battenkill Carding and Spinning Mill. Learn about raising the livestock and pets that we cherish. Download the complete schedule >>>


Drive from farm to farm through scenic Washington County in Eastern upstate New York. Shop for handspun and dyed yarns, unique woven and knitted items, high quality fleeces, cuts of lamb, and more.

May 11th

Cornhole Tournament- Salem- 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Salem Fire Department 53 South Main St.  Check in at 9 a.m. tournament begins at 10.  $40 per two person team, Double Elimination, Pre-registration required before Saturday May 4th.  1st Place $200 Plus Trophy, 2nd Place $100 Plus Trophy- Limit to first 54 teams registered.  Hot Dogs, Beer, Soda & Water available to purchase.

For more information contact Steve Dougherty (518) 935-7152.  Send entry fee with team name to:  Salem Fire Department/Cornhole Tournament, PO Box 449, Salem, NY 12865. 

May 25th

Salem NY Town Wide Tag Sale- Salem- Our annual Memorial day town wide tag sale features yard sales around town, specials in our shops, outside vendors and special events hosted by groups such as the firemen's BBQ and library plant sale and more.

Add your tag sale below and if you need a spot to set up, ask a friend or relative of your own.

Set up time depends on each separate home/ group but be sure to arrive early to get great deals. Some choose to have their sales all weekend......But Saturday is the very BIG day!

In case of rain...the tag sales will be the following weekend

May 25th & 26th

Greenwich Town Wide Garage Sale- Greenwich- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

June 22nd

Battle of the Bands- Salem- 5 to 9 p.m. at RS Taylor Sons and Brewery in Hebron.  Introducing the Salem Community Courthouse’s first Battle of the Bands Competition. The fundraiser will be held at RS Taylor Sons and Brewery in Hebron, NY on June 22nd.

 
The Salem Courthouse was built in 1869, so this year we are celebrating its 150th year of existence. The Salem Courthouse Community Center is dedicated to providing a venue for artistic endeavors, for craft making, and for unique educational experiences that help our young people to meet their full potential. We look at the present as a steppingstone to the future and give individuals a chance to enjoy and to serve the community. We celebrate our past by restoring our historic building. We have plans in the works for several restoration projects that will add to the list of projects completed in the past sixteen years. One of our main restoration priorities is the Courthouse Ceiling, parts of which have fallen due to water damage. All of the revenue from the Battle of the Bands Ticket Sales will go towards repairing the Courthouse ceiling.


This fundraiser will have food, beer, and great music. We are aiming to have about 12 bands perform, and go through three rounds, with a panel of judges deciding who the $1,000 prize should be awarded to. We hope that you will consider buying a ticket, or registering your band for what we hope to become a must-see, annual event.
We are now accepting applications for bands to perform. Message us here on Facebook, or visit our website https://salemcourthouse.org/battle-of-the-bands for more info.

July 12th & 13th

Manchester, VT - Manchester Parks & Rec presents Circus Smirkus- Manchester VT- Tickets for "Circus Smirkus presents Carnival" will be on sale beginning May 1st.    More information at WWW.SMIRKUS.ORG

Where:
Manchester, VT
4 shows at Manchester Parks & Recreation

When:
Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1PM & 6PM
Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 1PM & 6PM

Presented by Town of Manchester, VT & Manchester Parks and Recreation

Ladies and Gentlemen, girls and boys! Step right up because the Circus is in town - and this year, our theme is the great American Carnival! In a fast-moving world, our show is inspired by the elegance of the carousel ride, the thrill of the roller coaster, and games of chance and skill that have long inspired young and old alike! You’ll see our troupers run for their lives through the haunted mansion, try their luck at the ring toss, balance their way through the house of fun, and discover romance in the tunnel of love! Circus Smirkus’ 2019 show Carnival is coming to town; step right up and join in the fun!

This year's Troupe is comprised of 30 hardworking and talented teenagers ages 11-18 who come from Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Canada.

Circus Smirkus is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization whose mission is to promote the skills, culture and traditions of the traveling circus, inspiring youth to engage in life-changing adventures in the circus arts. Tickets revenue from these events goes back into developing circus programming for The Big Top Tour, Smirkus Camp, & Ringmaster Residency programs.

September 14th

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

September 22nd

Tour de Salem Flame Fighters Bike Ride- The 6th Annual Salem Fire Department's Tour de Salem Flame Fighters Bike Ride- 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.  More to follow.

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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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