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Courthouse Community Center After School Programs

What's Happening After School?  New Programs  We have 3 new after school programs scheduled and we are pleased to announce that 2 of them are FREE and we will provide transportation home. 

Tuesday, February 28th- Tuesday, April 4th 3:00-4:30PM we will be offering a beginner ceramics class that will meet on Tuesday(s). Adam Shulman will be leading this class. Appropriate for 8-12 years old. This class costs $90.00 for the 6 week series meeting on Tuesday(s).

April 7th 2:30-4PM we will be offering our 2nd FREE mural painting class with Gabi Moore. Students in 3rd and 4th grade will create a masterpiece for a temporary display at The Flower Shop on Main St., Salem. We will provide bus transportation home for those that need it. This is a 6 week series meeting on Friday(s).

April 7th 2:30-4PM Susan Quillio, Spoonful Catering, will be leading a 6 week cooking class for 5th and 6th graders. We are partnering with the Back Pack program and Battenkill Community Services to make this FREE. 

We will provide bus transportation home for those that need it. This is a 6 week series meeting on Friday(s).

Tax Assistance Available

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is offering free tax help to families and individuals whose household income is below $54,000.  Tax returns with stock sales, business or rental income cannot be completed with this program. 

To schedule a tax appointment for Warren and Washington County call 1-800-211-5128.  You may use www.myfreetaxes.com to e-file your State and Federal tax returns for free is your income is less than $64,000. 

Thank you to our generous sponsor, Honest Weight Food Co-Op for making this screening possible.

February 28th to April 4th

After School Classes- Salem Courthouse Community Center-

Beginner Ceramics class, Mural Painting Class, Cooking Class.  For more info. go to http://salemcourthouse.org/programs/

March 28th

Farm Business Benchmarking Preparing a Roadmap Forward- Queensbury- SUNY Adirondack will host a Cornell Cooperative Extension hands on workshop which allows farmers to learn how to prepare a financial analysis.  The workshop will be held in three parts on March 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. in SUNY Adirondack's Business Central, Regional Higher Education building, room #137.  This hands on three part course applies your farm's specific needs to real world business planning.

Space is limited and registration is required.  To register, call (518) 743-2238 or email conted@sunyacc.edu  When calling or emailing to register, please use Course #20181.  FSA Borrower Training Credits have been applied for.  For more info. contact Steve Hadcock (518) 380-1497 or seh11@cornell.edu 

March 29th

Thrift Store- Salem- The Salem Shoppe Off Broadway Thrift Store is open on Wednesdays from 1-6 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Shoppe offers a Bag Sale that starts the last Wednesday of each month and goes through the following Saturday.  The store is located at the Courthouse Community Center East Broadway, Salem.

March 30th

History Lecture- Salem- Courthouse Community Center-A lecture by Cliff Oliver back to reprise his role as Solomon Northup, American abolitionist and primary author of 12 Years a Slave.  This will be held on Thursday, March 30th at 7 p.m. in the Courtroom. 

March 30th & 31st

Pops Concert- Salem- Join the student musicians of Salem Central School as they perform in two Pops Concerts, March 30 & 31.  On Thursday, the junior high band and chorus will perform "Hey Soul Sister," Rock 'n Roll Review," "Top Secret," and other pop tunes.  The admission price of $3 includes a brownie sundae and and a coffee or soda.

On March 31, the senior high band, chorus and jazz band present songs from Broadway musicals such as Les Miserables, Hamilton and pop tunes "Hallelujah," "Hey, Jude" "Bohemian Rhapsody," and others.  In addition to the large group pieces, a number of solos will be performed by students.  Five dollars get you in the door and treats you to a slice of pie and a cup of coffee or soda. 

March 31st

Basket BINGO Fundraiser- Cambridge- There will not be a Chili Cook Off sponsored by Cambridge Youth Football this year.  So please come support our Basket Bingo on March 31 at the American Legion.  Look for advance tickets to be sold in the upcoming weeks.  All proceeds benefit our new helmet fund.

March 31st

Coffee Fundraiser- Argyle- The Argyle Community Scholarship is having the 3rd Annual Coffee House at 7 p.m. at Argyle Central School.  Donations will be taken at the door.  Attendees will enjoy musical performances by students, alumni and community members.  Proceeds will benefit the Argyle Community Scholarship Fund which helps four graduating seniors.

April 1st

Salem April Fool's Race- Salem- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Salem Central School East Broadway, Salem.  Take part in one of the oldest races around. This race offers a 10k, 5k, and children's 1 mile run.

The Salem April Fool's Race is a fund raising road race sponsored by the Salem Rotary Club and the Salem Central School Class of 2020. The funds are used by the Rotary Club to help with expenses of the youth exchange program and the Class of 2020 for their class projects.

For more info. go to www.aprilfoolsrace.com

April 1st

Georgi Park Re-opens- Shushan- The Georgi will re-open facilities on April 1.  The Public Restrooms and Community Room will again be ready and available.

April 1st

Booster Club to Honor Cambridge Football Team- Cambridge- Come out and join us in congratulating the NYS Class D State Champions! At 3 p.m. the Cambridge Tribesmen Booster Club is honoring the Varsity football team.  Join us in honoring the 2016 Varsity Football Team at a recognition ceremony where the players and coaches will receive their championship jackets and patches, purchased by the Booster Club.  Championship rings will also be presented, made possible by generous community donations.  The event is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 2:30 p.m. with the ceremony at 3 p.m. in the High School Pride Cafeteria.  A reception will take place immediately following the ceremony.  For more info. email Chris Crucetti at ccrucetti109@yahoo.com 

April 1st

Psychic Night- Hudson Falls- Join the American Legion in Hudson Falls for Psychic Night from 4 - 8 p.m.  See your future with Psychic readings, find something new from a vendor, win a basket during the basket raffle or try your hand at a 50/50 raffle during this fun filled event.  A $5 donation is taken at the door to benefit local veterans.

April 1st

Backyard Poultry Basics- Easton- The Easton Public Library will play host to a free Backyard Poultry Basics course from 10 a.m. to noon.  The course will teach basic poultry information to help you get started.  topics include, breeds, animal handling, housing, feed requirements, and health management.  To register online go to: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/backyardpoultrybasics_201 or contact Tove Ford at (518) 765-3518.  Registration is encouraged, walk-ins welcomed.

April 1st

Easter Craft Fair- Cambridge- Cambridge Central School District Class of 2019 will host an Easter Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school auditorium as one of their fundraising events.  Over 30 unique crafters and vendors will have items for sale.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase with the opportunity to win items donated by the crafters and vendors.  Drawing will be held at 2:30 p.m. and winners need not be present.

Throughout the day, the Easter Bunny will be available for photos at various prices depending on photo size.  Food and drink concessions will also be available. 

April 1st

Glens Falls Brewfest- Glens Falls- Brewfest is coming that means an opportunity to enjoy samples of craft beers from around the country including local and regional favorites.  The event takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St. in Glens Falls.  Musical entertainment will be provided by Irish band, Forthin Road.  Admission is $40 in advance and $50 at the door.  Price includes beer, cider and wine tasting; souvenir tasting glass and free food samples (while they last) from SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts students, Davidson Brothers Restaurant and Brewery, 190 Grille and Cinema, Cooper's Cave Ale Company, the Queensbury Hotel and Carl R's.  Proceeds benefit the Adirondack Theatre Festival and the Feeder Canal Alliance, which offers seven miles of recreational fun be it hiking, biking or kayaking through Glens Falls-Hudson Falls-Kingsbury.  Tickets are available at www.glensfallsbrewfest.org

April 2nd

Country Dance- Schuylerville- The Country Round and Square Dance Association will host a dance at the Old Saratoga American Legion on Clancy Street in Schuylerville from 1-5 p.m.

Music by The Countrymen.  Everyone is welcome.  Casual wear is suggested.  $7 adults, $2 children ages 6-17, children under 6 free.  For info. call Linda (518) 638-8905 or Sandy 824-3719.

April 2nd

Spaghetti Dinner- Granville- There will be a spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. at Bernardo's to benefit Angela Vladyka's Medical Mission to Guatemala.  Vladyka is an emergency room nurse at Glens Falls Hospital and will be leaving on April 21 with the Glens Falls Medical Mission Foundation to help provide healthcare to the less fortunate.  Dinner will be eat-in or take-out.  $5 for eat-in or $6 for take-out.

April 3rd

Battenkill Kitchen Cooking Classes-This 3 part series is dedicated to delicious cooking from other lands featuring dishes passed down through the generations. Classes begin at 6pm-8pm. Each class is $35.00 or $100.00 for the whole series.

April 3- Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Sylvia Hernandez
Home made salsa/guacamole /Stuffed Peppers /Beans with flour tortillas

May 1st- A Night in India with Sangeeta Bell
Samosa (contains nuts)/ Tandoori Chicken/Kheer (rice pudding)

Sign up online at www.salemcourthouse/facilities/battenkillkitchen.org

April 5th

Mobile DMV- Granville- A mobile DMV unit will be at the Granville Village Offices 51 Quaker Street on the first Wednesday of each month, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 5th

Thrift Store- Salem- The Salem Shoppe Off Broadway Thrift Store is open on Wednesdays from 1-6 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Shoppe offers a Bag Sale that starts the last Wednesday of each month and goes through the following Saturday.  The store is located at the Courthouse Community Center East Broadway, Salem.

April 7th

Chicken BBQ- Cambridge- Cambridge Central School District Class of 2018 will host a chicken barbeque by D. J. Herrington with pick-up in the science wing between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.  The dinners are $12 and include half a chicken, potato, cole slaw and dinner roll.  Orders can be placed with members of the Class of 2018 or Ms. Rainstrom at amy.rainstrom@cambridgecsd.org Cash or check made payable to CCS Class of 2018 due at time of order.

April 8th

Easter Egg Hunt- West Hebron- The Easter Bunny and his helpers will be hiding hundreds of candy filled eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. at the Hebron United Presbyterian Church, 3153 County Route 30 in West Hebron.  The Easter Egg Hunt is FREE.  All children from 2- 10 years of age are invited to join in the fun, rain or shine.

The Easter Bunny will tell an Easter story and then the children will be divided into age groups so they have fun finding eggs.  The Easter Bunny will happily meet children for photos so remember to bring a camera, and also a basket for their candy.

For info. call (518) 854-3250.

April 8th

Farm Bureau Sponsoring Equipment Sale- Schaghticoke- Rensselaer County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a Spring Farm Equipment Consignment Sale at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds.  Consignments will be excepted the week before the sale and the day of the sale.  All area farmers are encouraged to send equipment and attend the auction.  The auctioneer will begin selling at 11 a.m.   Refreshments and trucking will be available.  For more info. call Tim Marbot (518) 281-3432

April 8th

Old Washington County Jail Paranormal Investigation- Salem-Join the South Glens Falls Paranormal Society as we return to the very active Old Washington County Jail in Salem, NY! You do not want to miss out on this location that has become a guest favorite since our first event here last fall!

The night starts off with a presentation and quick overview of the equipment you will be using throughout the evening. Doors will open at 6:05pm! Please arrive no later than 6:20pm! 

Following the presentation you will be split into 2 groups and lead on an investigation of the historic courthouse and jail! Investigation will last from 7:00pm-10:00pm! If you are one of the lucky SIX people to purchase a V.I.P. ticket your investigation will run from 7:00pm-12:00am! You will also have access to separate parts of the jail not available during the 3 hour hunt! Upon conclusion of the investigation (10pm) any audio evidence that MAY be captured during the first 2 hours of investigating will be presented for you to hear and give your feedback on! 

Do not hesitate as every other public investigation at this location has SOLD OUT!!

For tickets go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-washington-county-jail-public-investigation-tickets-32018346737

April 9th

4th Ever Argyle Brewing Fun Run- Greenwich- The First Ever ABC Run was invented by good friends of the brewery Alisa & Dan DiBlasi and Randy & Bev Dumas. The Second Ever ABC Run took on a whole other meaning when Alisa was diagnosed with breast cancer. Alisa took this challenge head on and inspired us to create an annual run that would bring more awareness to breast cancer research. Now Alisa runs as a survivor who wants to have fun and challenges all of us to do the same. So, please join the fun and while you're at it, help us support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation by making a tax-deductible donation.

The process is fast, easy and secure. You'll be helping some of the world's best researchers discover how to prevent and cure breast cancer. And because 91 cents of each dollar spent by BCRF goes directly to research and awareness programs, you can be sure your money is making a difference.  

Remember, every dollar counts. But if you can't make a donation right now, help me reach our goal by sharing this page on Facebook,Twitter,Instagram,Snapchat..... Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to our page!

The idea is to donate $10.00, download your bib, start 10 miles away from the brewery and get there (anyway you choose; run, walk, hop, skip, crawl, bike..... you get the ides) on Sunday April 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm. Suggested starting points include A.rgyle, B.salem (B is silent) and/or C.ambridge. There will be food music and of course, beer. Have fun!

Thank you so much for your generosity. You are truly helping us bring an end to cancer.

April 12th

Mobile DMV- Greenwich- A mobile DMV unit will be at the Greenwich Village Offices 2 Academy Street Every second and fourth Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 12th

Thrift Store- Salem- The Salem Shoppe Off Broadway Thrift Store is open on Wednesdays from 1-6 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Shoppe offers a Bag Sale that starts the last Wednesday of each month and goes through the following Saturday.  The store is located at the Courthouse Community Center East Broadway, Salem.

April 15th

Salem Fire Dept. Support Group Bake Sale- Salem- Proudfit Hall- There will be a bake sale to benefit the Salem Fire Department from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 17th & 18th

Game of Logging Chainsaw Safety Training to be Offered- GREENWICH, NY- The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) and the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District are sponsoring four levels of the Game of Logging Training. Levels 1 and 2 will be held on April 17 and 18 and again on October 21 and 22. Levels 3 and 4 will be held on October 28 and 29.

The Game of Logging is widely acknowledged as the premier chainsaw safety and productivity training program in the country, offering hands on chainsaw safety training in a competitive environment. Developed in the 1960's by Soren Eriksson, a Swedish logger turned training instructor, the Game of Logging combines Scandinavian logging techniques with the latest systems for working safely around trees. The Game of Logging is a valuable training for anyone using a chainsaw whether you are a forester, farmer, landowner or suburban weekend warrior.

The trainings will be taught by instructors from Northeast Woodland Training based in Bristol Vermont. Trainers, John Adler and David Birdsall are expert instructors who receive consistently positive reviews from participants.

The cost is $150 per level and the training levels must be completed consecutively. This year scholarships are available for non-forestry professionals who complete all 4 training levels. Scholarship applications are available on the ASA website.

Space is limited. Please register online at www.agstewardship.org, by emailing janet@agstewardship.org or by phone at (518) 692-7285.

April 17th to 19th (register by April 10)

4-H Tractor Certification & ATV Safety Course- Greenwich- Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering The Nation Safe Tractor & Machinery Operation Program & ATV Safety Workshop on April 17-19 at the Washington County Fairgrounds and area farms.  The hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This program is for youth 14 and 15 years old who are required to have a Tractor & Machinery Operation Certificate when employed on farms and other agribusiness.  Youth over 15 are not required to take this course, but are welcome to attend. 

The ATV portion of the class DOES NOT meet the NYS Department of Motor Vehicle requirements for certification.  Youth will receive a NSTMOP certificate once they pass the written & tractor operation tests.  Youth must attend all sessions to receive the NSTMOP certificate.  The fee is $20 for enrolled 4-Hers, $25 for non-4 H members.  Youth can also participate in the ATV safety portion of this workshop.

For more info. or to register call Cornell Cooperative Extension Washington County (518) 746-2560.

April 19th

Thrift Store- Salem- The Salem Shoppe Off Broadway Thrift Store is open on Wednesdays from 1-6 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Shoppe offers a Bag Sale that starts the last Wednesday of each month and goes through the following Saturday.  The store is located at the Courthouse Community Center East Broadway, Salem.

April 21st & 22nd

Li’l Abner- FORT SALEM THEATER- Salem- California Musical Theater Ensemble, featuring students from Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts. Directed by Tim Nelson. Special Student Rates. $20 adult/$10 High School Srs & younger. Reservations: 518.854.9200. 8PM

April 26th

Thrift Store- Salem- The Salem Shoppe Off Broadway Thrift Store is open on Wednesdays from 1-6 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Shoppe offers a Bag Sale that starts the last Wednesday of each month and goes through the following Saturday.  The store is located at the Courthouse Community Center East Broadway, Salem.

April 30th

Shanara Gabrielle: Tilting at Windmills. FORT SALEM THEATER- Salem- Accomplished recording artist from regional theater and television (Conviction, Chicago Fire, Guiding Light). Her cabaret reflects in song her frustrations and triumphs as a performer, a partner, and a parent. $20. Reservations: 518.854.9200. 2 PM.

May 1st

Battenkill Kitchen Cooking Classes- Classes begin at 6pm-8pm. Class is $35.00.

May 1st- A Night in India with Sangeeta Bell
Samosa (contains nuts)/ Tandoori Chicken/Kheer (rice pudding)

Sign up online at www.salemcourthouse/facilities/battenkillkitchen.org

May 4th

American's First Forest-Film Screening- Salem- 7 p.m., the Merck Forest & Farmland Center and the Salem Courthouse Community Center will co-host a free screening of "America's First Forest".  The first full-length, in-depth documentary film ever made about legendary forester and educator Dr. Carl Alwin Schenck.  The screening is part of the Salem Courthouse's History Lecture Series and it explores Schenck's work at the Biltmore, North Carolina, estate of millionaire George Vanderbilt, and its impact on the conservation movement in this country.

For info. call the Visitor Center at Merck Forest and Farmland Center (802) 394-7836 or visit www.merckforest.org

May 6th

Untold Stories of the Battenkill- Shushan-On May 6, at 4:00 PM  Elizabeth Cockey will be in the Georgi Community Room for a book signing.  She is co-Author of the book “Untold Stories of the Battenkill”, a series of intimate recollections, historical information and  personal oral histories.   Each tale highlights the river’s history and importance as a natural resource.  This event is sponsored by the Battenkill Conservancy.

May 7th

Women Who Sing- Fort Salem Theater- Salem- Singing news anchor Benita Zahn, with Lynne Kerr, Sue Caputo & Keri Alonzo. Close harmonies, theatrical trios and quartets, and impassioned solos; the Andrews Sisters and the Supremes on steroids. $20. Reservations: 518.854.9200. 2 PM.

May 13th

Plant Sale- Georgi -Shushan- from 9a–2p the Georgi will be hosting its Plant Sale in and outside the Community Room.  Vendors are welcome at $10 per table.  Interior space is limited, and will be offered on a first come first serve basis.  Items from the Georgi Gardens will be offered.  Local donations of plants and flowers welcome! 

May 21st

Rhyme on My Hands- Fort Salem Theater- Salem- Funny and forgotten songs performed by Byron Nilsson with pianist Malcolm Kogut. The humor of clever wordplay and well-wrought rhymes, for an audience that does its crossword puzzles in ink. $20. Reservations: 518.854.9200. 2 PM

June 3rd

Summer Festival- Salem- Blind Buck Valley Farmstead is hosting an all-day Summer Festival in partnership with the Salem Fire Department. There will be live entertainment, food, games and a state of the art outdoor laser tag experience for all ages.

Experience laser tag like never before! Maui Laser Tag, a 5-star Laser Tag company from Hawaii, is bringing their action-packed, one of a kind outdoor laser tag experience to Blind Buck Valley Farmstead. We'll have 80,000 sq. feet of interactive gameplay and extreme action to thrill players of all ages. Come experience the adrenaline pumping missions using high tech phasors that track your hits and record all of your stats. 

A portion of proceeds from the Festival and Outdoor Laser Tag Experience will benefit the Call of Duty Endowment, an organization that helps get veterans back to work. 

Laser Tag will also be open at the Farm on Friday and Sunday, June 1st and 3rd from 11am to 11pm. 

For more information, visit www.bbvfarmstead.com. More information including entertainment line up and ticket pricing/sales coming soon!

June 4th

Deborah Young-Weiler in Concert- Fort Salem Theater- Salem- By popular demand, Young-Weiler (university instructor, symphony soloist and honky-tonk virtuoso) returns. Concert promises an eclectic program on the Fort’s Mainstage Steinway. $20. Reservations: 518.854.9200. 2 PM

June 24th

Gardenworks Farm-to-Table Dinner Theater- Salem- Four-course locally sourced dinner, followed by Rip Van Winkle at Fort Salem Theater. $65 dinner/theater discount package. Reservations Required. 518.854.9200. 5:30 PM

June 23rd - 25th

Tim Nelson’s Rip Van Winkle: A Musical- Fort Salem Theater- Salem- From Rose Center Theater, Westminster CA. Adapted by Nelson, based on oral history interviews in the Catskills, study of prior theatrical adaptations, and a fresh slant on Washington Irving’s text. $30 adult/$27 sr/$15 12&under. Reservations. 518.854-9200. Fri-Sat 8PM; Sun 2PM

July 4th

Salem 4th of July Parade & Carnival- Salem

July 14th, 15th & 16th

Cambridge All-Class Reunion- Cambridge- The All-Class Reunion will be held on July 14, 15 & 16 this year.  For more info. go to http://www.ccsindians.com/ or call Linda Record (518) 677-3327.

July 14th - 16th

Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins-Fort Salem Theater- Salem. A co-production with Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill, starring Alison Davy & Jay Kerr. The two-person musical that inspired recent Meryl Streep film. Funny and surprisingly touching. $30 adult/$27 sr/$15 12&under. Reservations. 518.854-9200. Fri-Sat 8PM; Sun 2PM

July 22nd

Gardenworks Farm-to-Table Dinner Theater- Salem. Four-course locally sourced dinner, followed by Happy If, Happy When at Fort Salem Theater. $65 dinner/theater discount package. Reservations Required. 518.854.9200. 5:30PM

July 21st - 23rd

Happy If, Happy When- Fort Salem Theater- Salem. Original Musical by Kimerer LaMothe, follows a sophisticated suburban family’s move to a chaotic farm life in rural Washington County. Based on reality, it features the amazingly multi-talented LaMothe-Gee Family. $30 adult/$27 sr/$15 12&under. Reservations. 518.854-9200. Fri-Sat 8PM; Sun 2PM

August 12th

Gardenworks Farm-to-Table Cabaret- Salem. Jerry Gretzinger in Concert/The Pack Is Back: The Rat Pack in Vegas. With his own style, his own energy, and his own brand of bravura, Gretzinger pays homage to the iconic sounds and repertoire of Sinatra, Davis, and Martin in their best Vegas years. Reservations Required. 518.854.9200. 5:30 PM

August 13th

Jerry Gretzinger in Concert/The Pack Is Back: The Rat Pack in Vegas- Fort Salem Theater- Salem. With his own style, his own energy, and his own brand of bravura, Gretzinger pays homage to the iconic sounds and repertoire of Sinatra, Davis, and Martin in their best Vegas years. Reservations Required. $25. 518.854.9200. 2PM

August 26th & 27th

260th Siege and Surrender of Fort William Henry- French and Indian War Reenactors: Call to Arms! 
Inviting all British, French, Provincial, Native American, and Sutlers to participate!

260th Siege and Surrender of Fort William Henry August 26-27, 2017 


Where: Lake George NY. The event will include Lake George Battlefield Park, Wood Park and Fort William Henry.

When: August 26 & 27, 2017 with set up on Aug 25th.

Registration cost: No cost to reenactors. Proof of insurance required. Please register as soon as possible!! Registration packets are available by calling 518-964-6648 or email melodiev@fortwilliamhenry.com 

Amenities/notes: Groups will be provided water, ice, firewood, free parking and colonial dinner on Saturday night! Period boats are welcome to attend! Powder allowance for artillery pieces.

September 16th

Gardenworks Farm-to-Table Dinner at the Movies. Route 30- Salem: Arts and Agriculture. Films, slides and live music celebrating local farms, landscapes, and artists that populate, create, and regenerate along Washington County Route 30. Produced by Gardenworks and Fort Salem Theater. Reservations Required. $65. 518.854.9200. 5:30 PM.

September 17th

The Spurs USA. Popular Classic Country Group- Fort Salem Theater- Salem. Top-drawer classic country catalogue, including Johnny Cash, George Strait, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton. Musicians from Nashville and national tours. $20. Reservations: 518.854.9200. 2PM

September 24th

Tour de Salem Flame Fighters Bike Rides- Salem- The 4th Annual Tour de Salem Flame Fighters Bike Rides will be held on September 24. 

October 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th

Game of Logging Chainsaw Safety Training to be Offered-- GREENWICH, NY- The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) and the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District are sponsoring four levels of the Game of Logging Training. Levels 1 and 2 will be held on October 21 and 22. Levels 3 and 4 will be held on October 28 and 29.

The Game of Logging is widely acknowledged as the premier chainsaw safety and productivity training program in the country, offering hands on chainsaw safety training in a competitive environment. Developed in the 1960's by Soren Eriksson, a Swedish logger turned training instructor, the Game of Logging combines Scandinavian logging techniques with the latest systems for working safely around trees. The Game of Logging is a valuable training for anyone using a chainsaw whether you are a forester, farmer, landowner or suburban weekend warrior.

The trainings will be taught by instructors from Northeast Woodland Training based in Bristol Vermont. Trainers, John Adler and David Birdsall are expert instructors who receive consistently positive reviews from participants.

The cost is $150 per level and the training levels must be completed consecutively. This year scholarships are available for non-forestry professionals who complete all 4 training levels. Scholarship applications are available on the ASA website.

Space is limited. Please register online at www.agstewardship.org, by emailing janet@agstewardship.org or by phone at (518) 692-7285.

 

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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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