• Rutland Downtown Farmers Market, Saturdays from 9am-2pm and Tuesdays 3-6pmm rain or shine at Depot Park, in front of Walmart.
• Fair Haven Farmers Market, Fridays from 3-6pm, rain or shine. On the green downtown Fair Haven, VT.
• West Rutland Library Weekly Story Time Tuesdays at 10am starting September30. Bring your young children to enjoy stories and crafts. Info: 438-2964.
• Rutland Area Toastmasters meets the first and third Tuesday nights of each month from 6:00 - 7:30pm at the Rutland High School, 22 Stratton Road, Rutland, VT. Enter at the front, turn left and enter the Red hallway. We meet in the third room on your right - Room 16.
• Halloween Events:
Bertrand Farms Terror in the Fields, US Route 7, Pittsford - October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31. Haunted hayrides, Haunted corn maze, and delicious local goodies. Daytime corn maze and hayrides each weekend.
Terrorealm! Dementia Asylum and DeadnBerry Mortuary at Wilson Castle, Proctor - October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25. Two Haunted Houses at one location!
Halloween Costume Ball, Garofano's Grille at Proctor Pittsford Country Club - October 17 to benefit Maclure Library. Door prizes, costume prizes, DJ and dancing 'til midnight.
Pittsford Fire Department Haunted House at Plains Road, Pittsford - October 17, 18, 24, 25. Be sure to stop for entertainment, baked goods and good scares!
• North Granville United Methodist Church on Route 22 Chicken and Biscuit Dinner. Thursday October 9 starting at 4:30pm. Sale table with crafts and food items. Join use for our last dinner until next spring. Info: Roberta 518 812-4001.
• Project VISION Meetings are held monthly at the Alliance Fellowship Church, 1 Scale Avenue, near the Franklin Conference Center, on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 12-1:30 PM. Our Community Mission fully embraces collaboration, coordination and cooperation. Everyone is welcome.
• Chocolate Festival and Silent Auction at the Holiday Inn in Rutland. For an admission fee of $5.00 you will be welcomed to a sampling of many delectable chocolate desserts. The silent auction will feature 350 plus items ranging in value from $10 to $1,500. These items include toys, a birthday party, Red Sox memorabilia, meals, jewelry, overnight stays, barbecued food items, things for your home or fish for your pond. Proceeds go to local charities and missions. If you have any questions please call 802-773-2460 between 8am and noon.
• Fifth Annual Knights of Columbus Golf Classic, Friday October 10 at Proctor Pittsford Country Club. 11am-12pm late registration & sign in, 12pm shotgun start, 5pm dinner and prizes. 18 hole captain and crew scramble format. Dinner and prizes awarded at K of C Hall, 21 Merchants Row Rutland. Cost $240 per team includes greens fees and two carts. Deadline October 9.
• Grace Congregational Church in Rutland Ham/Bean takeout dinner on October 11 from 4-6pm. Dinner is baked ham, home made beans, coleslaw and apple crisp. The cost is $10 and meals can be picked up at the West Street parking lot/Youth Center entrance.
• Poultney Annual town Wide Yard Sale, Saturday October 11, 9am to 4pm, rain or shine. Sponsored by Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce. Throughout the community one can find bargains at many local businesses, churches, clubs, organizations and home sites (and at visiting vender spaces on the historic Main Street). The Public Library will have books for sale. The area’s Boy Scouts’ famous fried bread dough booth will be available and other non-profit organizations will have sales.
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• New and Old Tyme Fiddling, Adirondack Fiddlers, Sunday October 12, 12 to 5pm at American Legion Hall, Clancy St., Schuylerville, NY. All fiddlers young and old welcome. Round and square dancing. Info 518 274-6817. Adirondackfiddlers.org .
• Public Breakfast, Sunday, October 12, 7 to 10am. French toast, sausage, bacon, juice, donuts, coffee. $7. Marble Lodge #76, 100 South Main Street, Danby, VT.
October 11 & 12
• Mt Holly Town Library Book Sale, Saturday, October11 and Sunday, October 12 – 10 am to 4 pm. Biggest and last book sale of the year. Not only will the sale book shed be open but a tent and tables will be set up for the overflow. Large collection of children’s books plus all the other genres. Don’t miss this chance to stock up for your winter reading. Rain or shine. 26 Maple Hill Road, Belmont, Vermont. Also enjoy a craft fair and cider pressing directly across from the library! Info: 802-259-3707.
• Celebration of Life Tea Party (men and women) on Sunday, October 12. All cancer survivors are invited to join us. Refreshments served from 1pm to 3pm at the Rutland VFW, 15 Wales Street, Rutland, Vermont. Come join us for a couple of hours of a social gathering of those surviving cancer!! Sponsored by the Rutland County Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 648
• Rutland Area Shepherds (RAS) will hold the 21st Annual Pittsford Sheep Festival on Sunday, October 12 at the Pittsford Recreation Center on Furnace Road in Pittsford from 11am to 4pm. Admission is free. The Festival will feature a variety of sheep and wool products and activities. A variety of sheep breeds will be on display. Sheep shearing demonstrations and sheep dog handling demonstrations will be held during the afternoon. There will be children’s craft activities. A number of vendors will have wool, fiber, and craft products available for sale with some vendors demonstrating their crafts. Food, including lamb products, will be available during the Festival. Live music will be performed throughout the afternoon.
• The Green Mountain Chapter of GE Retirees will meet October 15th at 12 noon, at the American Legion in Castleton, Vermont. A short business meeting will follow. We will be holding a food drive. Please bring a non-perishable item to be donated to the Rutland Community Cupboard
• Song circle and jam session will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland from 7:15 to 9:15pm. The song circle welcomes singers, players of acoustic instruments and listeners. Donations are welcome. Info: Jack Crowther at 775-1182 or visit www.wildwoodsmusic.org .
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• Texas Holdem Poker Tournament, Saturday, October 18, 5 pm, North Clarendon Grange (64 Grange Hall Road). $60 buy in, 2,000 chips, first hour rebuy opportunity, free food, run by Art Howard. Proceeds benefit Mill River High School Project Graduation 2015.
• Fall Festival and Flea Market in West Pawlet, Saturday October 18, 9am to 3pm rain or shine at West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Fire Station at 2806 Vermont Route 153 (Main St). Events include a food sale, luncheon, raffle, bobbing for apples, pumpkin painting contest, pie baking contest. Sale will offer many homemade items. A limited number of vendor spaces in the flea market area are available for rent at $10.00 per space. Contact Edna Winot at (802) 645-1074 and reserve your space soon! Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the WPVFD. Info: JoAnne Reid (802)-645-0244 or Beth Duquette (802)-645-0398.
• Halloween Party at American Legion Post #49 South Main St., Fair Haven, October 18, 8-12pm. $8/person, $12/couple. Music provided by D J Jim Burgey. Prizes awarded to Best Dressed Couple, Best Dressed Male & Female Individual.
• Adirondack Bluegrass League Meeting/Jam/Pot Luck, Sunday, October 19, at 1pm. Lake Luzerne Town Complex, 539 Lake Ave., Lake Luzerne, NY. Bring something to share for potluck, bring your instruments for jammin' after the meeting, bring your friends---everyone welcome. Info: 518 221-6231, adirondackblue
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