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January 25th

North Bennington Winter Festival- North Bennington, VT- Come celebrate the season in North Bennington! Bring the family and enjoy a full day of activities throughout the Village.

There is something for everyone- young and old! Over a dozen venues and festive, fun interactive events throughout the Village of North Bennington including:
9AM breakfast and an 11 AM Penguin Plunge at Lake Paran.
Chili Fest at St. John the Baptist Church hosted by the NorShaft Lions Club
Dixieland Jazz Band at BOTH Lake Paran at 10:00AM AND at Powers Market at 12:00PM
Pony Rides and an indoor Craft Market at Rhythm Hollow Stables/ Taraden
A penguin- themed Story Hour and craft for children and families at the McCullough Library
A Book & Media sale hosted by the Friends of the McCullough Library
Sunrise Family Resource Center will host a craft activity for kids and families on the McCullough Library's lawn.
An indoor Winter Carnival at the Village School of North Bennington with games of chance, interactive STEM-based games, a bouncy house and carnival food.
A Pig Roast at Kevins Restaurant.


The Park-McCullough House And RiseVT have teamed up to host a snowshoe relay, which will begin at the mansion.
Massage for You will be offering free chair massage and $5 paraffin dips at The Left Bank.
Meal and drink specials at Pangaea Lounge, Powers Market and North Bennington Variety Store.
A kid- friendly craft and snacks at Southshire School and Bennington County Head Start;

Weather permitting, there will be free tractor rides available for transporting attendees from one venue to another throughout the day!

January 25th

Granville Rotary Trivia Night- Granville- 6:45 at Knights of Columbus, Park Street Granville.

DARE TO COMPETE

HINT FOR ROUND ONE. Questions on mammals will be big this year. Do you know what a mammal is? Consider not only the two-legged kind, but also cats, dogs, and birds, among others.
HINT FOR ROUND TWO: It might be beneficial to be familiar with the when, where and what of past U.S. Presidents.

TEAMS OF UP TO SIX PEOPLE. COST 150 per team

COMPETE AT THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL ROTARY TRIVIA NIGHT. WE HAVE BEEN SPENDING THE YEAR GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER FUN FILLED NIGHT! PLAY BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 7:00 DOORS OPEN AT 6:00. REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED BY ROTARY CLUB WILL HAVE HOT DOGS AND PIZZA AS WELL AS OTHER EATS FOR SALE FOR THEIR FUND RAISER. CALL DAVE OBRIEN AT 518-866-1022 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR PICK UP AND DROP OFF ENTRY FORM AT THE GRANVILLE SENTINEL OFFICE. WE HOPE TO SEE OYU THERE!

January 30th, Feb. 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

Intentionally Handmade with Zena Pesta- Salem Courthouse Community Center- 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

We have another great program here at the Courthouse on Thursdays!

Title: Potions, Lotions, Lip Balm: Intentionally Handmade
Duration & Age: 5 weeks, 11 - 14 years old
Physical takeaways: Candles, Lip Balm, Dream Pillows
Skills Covered: Basic knowledge of 3 herbs (calendula, lavender, rose), how to use slabs to build a ceramics vessels, how to make candles, how to make lip balm, basic machine sewing skills, natural dying cotton.
Activity & Location by week:
Week 1: Ceramics (candle holders), Ceramic Studio
Week 2: Steams & Teas, Start lip balm process, Battenkill Kitchen
Week 3: Candles & Natural Dying fabric, Battenkill Kitchen
Week 4: Lip Balm, Battenkill Kitchen
Week 5: Dream Pillows, Bob Benn Room for Sewing

Cost is $35.00

February 1st

Beat the Winter Blues Winter Fest 2020- Lake Lauderdale Rte. 22 Jackson- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Day of Fun (All Weather) Activities for the Whole Family.  Fee All Are Welcome. Free Snacks  Plenty of All Weather Activities!

Washington County Public Health Department.

February 1st

Saratoga Springs Chowderfest- Saratoga Springs- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us Saturday, February 1st for Chowderfest 2020 at the Diamond Club Restaurant.

We will be serving 6 different chowders (in conjunction with our sister restaurant 30 Park), small bites and snacks along with our ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR!

+ $7 Ketel One, Grey Goose Martinis & Cocktails
+ $6 Wines by the Glass
+ $3 Draft & Bottled Beer

Live music by Garland Nelson 1-4pm & 6:30-9:30pm.

February 2nd

Salem Fire Department Super Bowl LIV Chicken BBQ Sunday- Salem- Join the Salem Vol. Fire Dept. for their annual Super Bowl Sunday Chicken BBQ.

This is a take-out only event and will run from Noon till 1pm. Tickets are $12.00 and will be available at: A & J Agway, Salem Hardware or by calling 518-321-9430. We will only have 200 dinners so don't wait as we always sell out. 1/2 Chicken, Potato, Roll, Cole Slaw & Dessert

February 7th

Teen Takeover at the Library- Salem Bancroft Library- 6 to 8 p.m.  

When the library closes for the day, teens takeover the library!
On the first Friday of every month, from 6 - 8 PM.

There's food, games, possibly a movie, computer/internet access...

For ages 12 and up

FREE thanks to the Friends of the Library

February 8th

Free Tax Preparation- Salem- Salem Courthouse Community Center. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CALL 1-800-211-5128 to make an appointment.

You may also qualify for up to as much as $6,557 of Earned Income Tax Credit
Thousands of dollars of family tax credits may be available if you qualify!
You Earned It! Now Claim It! File Your Tax Return!
Trained IRS Certified local Volunteers are available to:

Prepare State and Federal Taxes at the same time!
Electronically file your return for free!
Offer direct deposit options for faster refunds!
(Sorry, we cannot process tax returns with stock sales, rental income or from business owners)

Washington County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Sponsored by: WI$H - We Inspire Successful Habits—a coalition of Partners
Improving the Finances, Health and Well-being of its residents

February 14th

Love Light Luminary Walk- Hudson Crossing Park- Schuylerville- 5 to 7 p.m. Dozens of glowing luminaries will light the path to and from the Dix Bridge, with hanging lanterns available for purchase as a beautiful souvenir to give to your loved one. Share this experience with sweethearts, spouses, friends, family, and anyone you care about, and after your walk enjoy hot cocoa and cookies at the pavilion! $5 suggested donation per person. Additional $10 to purchase a lantern to take home.

Join us on Saturday, February 8 at Revibe from 2pm - 4pm for a special chance to decorate a lantern to surprise your loved one with on Valentine's Day! All supplies will be provided. $15/lantern.

February 18th

Center Street Night Sledding-Rutland VT- 6 to 8 p.m.- A fun evening of sledding through the heart of Downtown Rutland, Vermont! Make sure to dress for the weather!

Wonderfeet Kids' Museum will also be FREE to the public from 6-8 with fun kids activities.

Thanks to our hosts Casella Construction Inc., Casella Waste Systems Management, Rutland Recreation and Parks, City of Rutland, Department of Public Works for supporting this fantastic event!

Sledding Tubes generously sponsored by Killington Resort.

February 22nd

Snow Sculpture Contest-Rutland VT- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.- Watch teams compete in Main Street Park as they carve giant blocks of snow into elaborate creations!

Bring the whole family - kids can try their hand at carving and decorating smaller snow blocks.

Pre-registered carvers will want to dress for the weather, bring carving tools (no power tools), ladders, and means to color sculptures (optional).

March 6th

Teen Takeover at the Library- Salem Bancroft Library- 6 to 8 p.m.  

When the library closes for the day, teens takeover the library!
On the first Friday of every month, from 6 - 8 PM.

There's food, games, possibly a movie, computer/internet access...

For ages 12 and up

FREE thanks to the Friends of the Library

March 6th & 7th

Salem 6th Grade Play

March 7th

Wreath Retrieval- Gerald Solomon Cemetery- 8 a.m. to Noon- This is a volunteer event to retrieve/remove the 12,000+ wreaths that were placed across the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on December 14th. Volunteers are needed and you are invited to help out at your own pace. This event is open to the public and all are welcome including children, families and groups.
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Important Event Details

Schedule: March 7th at 8:00 am.
Weather: The event will take place in cold weather, rain, snow, etc.

What to bring: Dress for the winter weather. Any tools or devices such as a lawn rake, pole or rope to help carry more wreaths is helpful but not required.

How Long Will It Take: Not sure exactly as it depends on the number of volunteers that show up. Everyone is free to arrive and depart whenever they like.

March 21st & 22nd

Maple Weekend- Salem-8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dry Brook Sugar House-432 Chambers Road.

Bring the entire family out for another Maple Weekend! Fresh, hot maple syrup made right here on our farm on the Vermont border in Salem, NY. Pancake breakfast and horse drawn wagon rides (weather permitting) from 10am-2pm.

March 26th

Salem Jr. Pops Concert 7 p.m.

March 27th

Salem Sr. Pops Concert 7 p.m.

March 28th & 29th

Maple Weekend- Salem-8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dry Brook Sugar House-432 Chambers Road.

Bring the entire family out for another Maple Weekend! Fresh, hot maple syrup made right here on our farm on the Vermont border in Salem, NY. Pancake breakfast and horse drawn wagon rides (weather permitting) from 10am-2pm.

April 3rd

Teen Takeover at the Library- Salem Bancroft Library- 6 to 8 p.m.  

When the library closes for the day, teens takeover the library!
On the first Friday of every month, from 6 - 8 PM.

There's food, games, possibly a movie, computer/internet access...

For ages 12 and up

FREE thanks to the Friends of the Library

May 20th

Salem Grades 4-6 Spring Concert 7 p.m.

May 27th

Memorial Day Parade 10 a.m.

June 11th

Salem Jr./Sr. Spring Concert 7 p.m.

June 12th

Salem Flag Day Ceremony 1 p.m.

June 19th

Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival 2020- Ballston Spa- One Summer Weekend in Ballston Spa, NY
6 BBQ chefs, firing up the smokers and grills
30 hot air balloons, ready to launch over the Adirondack Mountains
75 Exhibitors in the Marketplace: Arts, Crafts, Specialty Goods, and Sundries

Don’t miss the 6th Annual Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival (formerly the Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival) at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa. This family-friendly event celebrates the best of the capital region with food, live entertainment, shopping, kids activities, and balloons!

Our Event Tickets & Hot Air Balloon Ride Tickets are on sale for our 2020 Event!

AM Balloon Rides starting at $199/person til Christmas!

http://balloonandbbq.com/

June 26th

Salem Graduation 7 p.m.

July 4th

Salem 4th of July Parade 5 p.m.

 

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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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