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Hometown: March 19

Hometown: March 19

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‘Grown Ups’ author to read at college

QUEENSBURY — Author Robin Antalek will read at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday in the Visual Arts Gallery in Dearlove Hall on SUNY Adirondack’s Queensbury campus as part of the spring 2017 Writers Project series.

Antalek, who lives in Saratoga Springs, is author of the novels “The Grown Ups” and “The Summer We Fell Apart,” which was chosen as a Target Breakout Book.

For more information on Antalek, go to

Auditions to be held for theater program

CORINTH — Corinth Theatre Guild’s 2017 Summer Theatre Workshop auditions will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the guild building, 6 Fourth St. Arrive by 4:30 p.m. This year’s show is “Lion King Jr.”

The five-week workshop registration is open to ages 8 to 18 and costs $160 plus a $5 membership fee. Scholarships are available. The shows will be performed July 28 to 30. For information, go to or call 744-7396.

Lenten Chowder luncheons weekly

HUDSON FALLS — The Hudson Falls United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Lenten Chowder a la carte luncheons from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday through April 12 at the church, 227 Main St. A la carte options include clam or corn chowder, sandwiches, dessert and beverages. Dine in or take it to go. Call 747-6832 for more information.

Dine to donate to local equine center

GRANVILLE — Nipper Knolls Equine Center Inc. will host a “Dine to Donate” fundraiser from 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Texas Roadhouse, 820 Route 9, Queensbury. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of all food and beverage sales to the therapeutic riding center, including takeout. Reservations are not required, but guests must bring a printed copy of the event flyer, which can be found by visiting

Nipper Knolls Equine Center Inc. is selling raffle tickets for a $600 shopping spree to either Falls Farm & Garden or Calamity Jane’s Firearms and Fine Shoes, both located in Hudson Falls. The drawing will be held at Falls Farm & Garden at 5 p.m. March 27. The winner does not need to be present. The winner may use the $600 credit at either store, or can divide it between the stores. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and can be purchased at Falls Farms & Garden; Calamity Jane’s; American Hardware in Salem; Gibson’s Hardware in Hartford; Brenda’s Chop Shop in Hartford; Mail and More on Route 50 in Burnt Hills; Carousel Equestrian Boutique in Scotia-Glenville; or by calling Roxanne Peck at 642-9453 or Amy Hoffer at 232-0347.

Start reading books about Gettysburg

EASTON — Civil War historian Michael Russert will discuss and recommend about a dozen and a half books about the Battle of Gettysburg at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Easton Library, 1074 Route 40. A list of books discussed will be distributed as part of the program.

Russert, a member of the Company of Military Historians and a reviewer of more than 200 books, has a master’s degree plus 30 hours in 19th-century American studies. He also served as the coordinator of the New York State Veterans Oral History Program.

An opportunity for questions and answers will follow.

The program is free and open to the public. The library is fully handicapped-accessible. For additional information and directions, call the library at 692-2253.

Church will serve chicken and biscuits

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — The South Glens Falls United Methodist Church will host a chicken and biscuits dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church, 15 Maplewood Parkway. Takeouts and home deliveries, homemade soup and desserts available. Call 793-1152. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children 5 to 12; and children younger than 5 eat for free.

Breakfast is part of Maple Weekend

FORT ANN — The Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Company will host a breakfast to promote Maple Weekend from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the firehouse, Route 149. Proceeds will benefit the Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Support Group.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast will consist of pancakes, French toast, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and milk, and will feature homemade maple syrup by Greg Lapan. Cost is $7 per person or $25 for a family of four.

The fire company encourages people to also visit Battlehill Maple Sugar House, Route 16. To learn more about the tours, visit

Granville Book Club to meet on March 27

GRANVILLE — The Granville Book Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. March 27 at 584 New Boston Road, Middle Granville. The selection for the Granville Book Club for March is “On Beauty” by Zadie Smith.

For more information, call 642-8086.

Slide lecture slated at Chester Library

CHESTER — The Town of Chester Library will present “The Cuban Experience,” a free slide lecture of historically significant buildings by Steven Engelhart, executive director of the Adirondack Architectural Heritage, at 7 p.m. March 29 in the Municipal Auditorium, 6307 Route 9.

For more information, call 494-5384.

Scholarship fund to host Coffee House

ARGYLE — The Argyle Community Scholarship Fund is having its third annual Coffee House at 7 p.m. March 31 at Argyle Central School, 5023 Route 40. Donations accepted at the door.

Musical performances will be performed by students, alumni and community members. Proceeds will support the Argyle Community Scholarship Fund, which gives four graduating seniors $1,500 scholarships each year.

New book group at Argyle Free Library

ARGYLE — The Argyle Free Library will host the first meeting of a book club featuring new and popular titles at 7 p.m. March 31 at the library, 21 Sheridan St. The first meeting will choose a book to read in April, name the group and talk about how to get books from other libraries.

Kids’ consignment sale slated for April

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — The Community Exchange Foundation recently made $20,000 in local charitable donations from funds raised through the 2016 spring and fall Kids’ Exchange Consignment Sales, a semi-annual program run by CEF, which has given away more than $109,000 to local charities since 2010.

CEF has recirculated more than $512,000 in like-new and gently used children’s merchandise since 2010 through its Kids’ Exchange Consignment Sale events at Chase Sports Complex. Local beneficiaries last year included: The Lake George Arts Project, SPCA of Upstate New York, Crandall Public Library, Youtheatre Inc., Glens Falls Family YMCA, The Hyde Collection, Go! World Awareness Children’s Museum, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County/4-H, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County/4-H, Comfort Food Community, Glens Falls Area Youth Center, Adirondack Save-a-Stray, Adirondack Folk School, Luzerne Music Center, Adirondack Community Outreach, Catholic Charities/Victory’s Closet, Glens Falls Nation Boutique of Glens Falls High School, Friends of Crandall Library, The Greenjackets Football Team, Glens Falls Family Service Association and North Country Ministry.

CEF will be holding its next Kids’ Exchange Consignment Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29 at the Chase Sports Complex, 22 Hudson Falls Road. Admission is free. The event features 20,000 like-new, top-quality children’s items, including clothing, toys, sports gear, baby gear, books, games, furniture and lots more. Registration for consignors and volunteers opens April 1. All are welcome to participate. Donations of like-new children’s items are also accepted. For more information, visit or or email

Fort Miller church continues tradition

FORT EDWARD — The Fort Miller Reformed Church recently continued its long tradition of presenting a Bible to Sunday School participants. Trinity Brooks, a longtime attendee at the church’s regular Sunday School classes, was presented with her Bible containing a personal message written by part-time Pastor Rich Hoffman.

The bible-gifting tradition goes back many years to when Pastor Charles Bailey and his wife Debbie were at the helm of the church’s activities and its robust Sunday School and Youth Group.

For the past two years, the Rev. Rich Hoffman, chaplain at Saratoga Hospital, and lay speaker Doug Vincent, a gifted speaker and former family therapist, have been sharing the pulpit at the church. The church is an open and all-welcoming congregation. For more information, email

Library appreciates Stewart’s donation

Stewart’s Holiday Match donated $750 to the Greenwich Free Library’s Summer Reading Program. The theme for this year’s reading program is “Build A Better World,” and Stewart’s is a great example of a local company that strives to do just that. Thank you, Stewart’s.

KC Scott, Greenwich Free Library

Hometown is compiled by Gretta Hochsprung,


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