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October 23rd

Cambridge 19 1/2 Annual Balloon Bash- Oct 23, 2021, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

at The Cambridge Park (next to Argyle Brewery)

Join us for a one day event, block party style balloon bash.

As most of you know, we could not have our 20th festival again this year, so we are throwing a Balloon Bash 19 1/2 on Oct 23rd to raise funds for our Big 20th in June of 2022!

Chicken BBQ, $15 each. Call or txt 518-677-0887 or 518-222-4372 for advanced tickets. Music, balloon ride raffle, Candlestick by some of our Pilots at Dusk and Past Merchandise for sale at tag sale prices! A few other food vendors as well.

Some of our Pilots will be flying over the village, weather permitting, Friday night & Saturday morning.

October 24th

PUMPKIN CARVING/PAINTING CONTEST - FREE EVENT! Salem Art Works- 3 to 5 p.m.

Please join Salem Art Works underneath the large white tent by the visitor center for an afternoon of fall activities. 

To be included are pumpkin painting/ carving as well as refreshments and light snacks.  The winning pumpkin will have glass poured into it.  Painting supplies will be onsite.  If you plan on carving pumpkins please bring your own equipment needed and have adult supervision.   One pumpkin per family.  At the end of the event please plan on taking the pumpkin home - limited supply of pumpkins available.

We will also have a make your own pumpkin glass blowing workshop available from 10 AM to 4 PM scheduled in 20-minute increments.

Free and open to the public - DONATIONS are always welcome and will benefit youth programs.

October 28th, Nov. 4th, 11th, 18th, Dec. 2nd, 9th

Beginner Knitting Class- Historic Salem Courthouse- 2:30 to 3:45. This class is geared towards 4-6th graders.

This is a beginner knitting class that Priscilla Cutler will be leading. If you have your own yarn, please bring it. We will have some available to use. Students are required to get a size 8 short needle.
To sign up please go to www.salemcourthouse.org  

October 31st

Halloween Pancake Breakfast- 8 to 11 a.m. Washington County Coon and Cat Club, 482 Quarry Road, Salem.

Bring the family out for a fun Halloween breakfast!

Kids in costume eat for free!

Breakfast includes pancakes (chocolate chips and blueberries available), real maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, and coffee…for only $8.00!!

October 31st

Chicken BBQ- At Carnival Grounds- Salem Boy Scouts 11:30 to 12:30

October 31st

30th Annual Halloween Parade to take place on Sunday, October 31 Village of Greenwich.

Participants will gather at 1:00pm at the corner of Washington Street and Main Street. The parade will march along Main Street to Academy Street and the parking lot of the Town of Greenwich building at 2 Academy Street, to the right of the Greenwich Free Library, where judging will be done. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Everyone gets a bag of treats and a participant ribbon for marching in the parade. Judging will take place in five categories: The Best Dressed Pet, The Most Original, The Funniest, The Scariest, and The Best Group/Family. The Best in Parade will be chosen as the winner of the $100 prize.

November 6th

Benefit Dinner and Basket Raffle for Freda Fifield- Salem Firehouse- Spaghetti dinner 4 to 6 p.m. Basket Raffle 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Dinner is $10 children under 5 eat free.  Prices for the raffle will be posted that day.  Please wear a mask at the dinner and raffle.

November 20th

Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade- Greenwich

November 27th

Annual Christmas Parade  (1pm) Salem -Small Business Saturday and Christmas Parade

Christmas trees will be up, holiday flags will be hung, planters will be filled with holiday greenery and the street will be lined with socially-distanced families!  

November 26th to December 23rd

Holiday Lighted Nights is a new drive-thru Holiday Light Experience debuting at the Washington County Fairgrounds this November.

Tickets are sold per car. Make sure to order some snacks for the car ride - family size packaging available.

www.washingtoncountyfairgrounds.com/holiday-lighted-nights 

Free WiFi at Bancroft Library

The password that had previously been on our wi-fi "Library Wireless" has been removed.

Now when a community member wants to use it, they no longer need that password. It is on and available 24/7, accessible outside the building.

Free WiFi at the Salem Courthouse Community Center

You can use the Courthouse’s parking lot for internet access the password is 5188547053

We also have a walk in cooler we are setting up to store milk from 5 acre farms if there is need for storage. Stay well Salem!

Free WiFi at the Georgi

For neighbors in need of wi-fi and internet access, the Georgi signal reaches the entire Community Park. Feel free to stop by and connect as needed, but please respect the current recommended social distancing policy.

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Password: TheGeorgi

Free On-Line Resources

Virtual Marine Biology Field Camp

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The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections

Guide to Virtual Museums

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Enter an Achieve of 6,000 Historical Children's Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online

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25 Sources of Free Public Domain Books

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Bancroft Public Library

Website for more information: https://www.bancroftlibrary.org/

 

Fantastic online resources newly available to our library system!
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Navajo Flatbread:

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Bread shortage?

This is the easiest kind of bread you can make. Costs pennies and can get you through these strange times, my family lived off these when the pickings were slim.

Navajo Flatbread:  Makes 6

2 cups flour

1 - 1 1/4cup of lukewarm water

1 table spoon baking powder

1 tsp kosher salt

1 table spoon oil/butter/shortening

Mix dry ingredients together and add most water, mix and add water until it has the consistency of tacky pizza dough.

Knead for a few minutes.

Let rest in greased bowl for 30- 60 minutes.

Divide into 6 pieces and roll out on floured surface thin. (Tortilla thickness)

Hear griddle to 350F.

Cook until golden brown spots and flip, cooking until done.

They can be made ahead and kept under a flour towel or frozen for later use.

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Rupert Rising Bread

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Hello everyone. In addition to our regular distribution to stores we have decided to offer fresh bread pick up here at the bakery on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ordering ahead, even a couple of days, is encouraged as it helps to plan how much to bake. We will however have a selection here and you can call ahead to see what’s available. We will also continue to be open for bagels on Tuesday evening from 5-7pm.

If you like you can drive up to the bakery entrance, give a little honk and we can bring products out to you. We accept payment via Venmo, Paypal and Square as well as cash(exact change would be helpful) or check.

Give us a call or text at 802-375-5250. If we don’t answer leave a message and we will call you right back with a confirmation.

Baguettes, Ciabatta and Pain au Levain will be available both days. On Tuesday we will also have East Street Wheat. On Thursday we will have Semolina Levain. Our breads freeze wonderfully if you are looking to stock up. Thanks and be well. Jed and Mandy Mayer.

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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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