Bennington Rescue Fest
Join the Bennington Rescue Squad for Rescue Fest on Saturday, August 20, from 12 to 4 p.m. There will be live entertainment with Funk in the Trunk, carnival games, face painting and a dunk tank. The Norshaft Lions will be providing food for purchase; The Tap House at Catamount Glass will be offering Tap House soda. There will also be a chance to learn about falconry and meet Archimedes, a Eurasian eagle owl. A fundraising raffle will feature prizes from a number of local businesses. The event will be held at the Bennington Rescue Squad, 120 Mckinley Street, Bennington. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is appreciated. Come for a day of fun for a great cause!
Wells Chicken Barbecue
The Ladies Aid Society of the Wells United Methodist Church will be hosting their annual Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, August 20, at the MWA Hall in Wells from 12 to 3 p.m. The meal includes chicken, macaroni salad with tuna and peas, potato salad, fresh corn on the cob, cole slaw and dinner rolls. There will be a choice of beverages and home-baked brownies for dessert. The cost is only $10 for adults; ages five to 12 are $5 and children four and under are free.
Granville Summer Concert
The Village of Granville’s 2016 final Summer Concert held in Veterans Memorial Park on Main Street will take place on Thursday, August 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. The public is invited to come hear the 18-piece band, Enerjazz offering swing music, rock, ballads and more.
Pownal Peach Shortcake Dinner
The Pownal United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Route 346 and Church Street, will be serving its annual Peach Shortcake Supper on Thursday, August 18. The family-style dinner begins at 5 p.m., with continuous serving. The menu will include grilled chicken breasts and thighs, baked ham, pineapple sauce, baked beans, potato and Jello salads, sliced tomatoes, rolls, coffee, iced tea or lemonade, and homemade peach shortcake. Tickets, available at the door, are $12 for adults, $6 for children four to ten and free for children three and under. Take-outs will be available at the south entrance. A filtration system has been installed, and Pownal water is safe. Contact Mary Louise at 802-823-7769 for details.
Mexican Monday at The Pawlet Station to Benefit Generator Fund
The Pawlet Station team will be preparing their Mexican Monday favorites for one night only – Monday, August 29, beginning at 4:30 p.m. All of the proceeds from the evening will be going to the Mettawee School Generator Fund. Come in for the fish tacos with citrus cilantro verde sauce, slow-roasted beef burritos with chipotle sour cream, house-made salsa and guacamole, margaritas, tequila watermelon and more. The Mettawee School is an American Red Cross-certified shelter for the community in the event of major disasters, but a generator is needed. A FEMA grant has been awarded to cover 75% of the cost but the remaining $16,200 is being raised locally from the public. Come in and eat for the cause. Tom, Stacy and Mark Rees have volunteered, along with other members of the Pawlet community, to make this popular event happen once again in support of the Generator Fund. This is a first-come, first-served event; cash and checks only please.
MIddletown Springs to Offer Free Indeed Lawn ‘Sale’
The annual Free Indeed Lawn Sale will take place Saturday, August 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. This popular event is held on the Middletown Springs Village Green, and is a great opportunity for anyone interested in some no-money shopping for good quality adult and children’s clothing, school supplies, toys, gifts and household items (no dealers, please). There will be children’s activities and games to keep the kids happy while parents shop. The event is hosted by the Middletown Springs Community Church. For details, call 802-35-2434.
Washington County Band
The Washington County Band’s last concert this season will be Tuesday, August 16, at 7 p.m., inside the historic Salem Courthouse on East Broadway in Salem, N.Y. This is a benefit concert; there is no charge to attend, but donations for the Salem Food Pantry are welcome. Cash is preferred, but non-perishable goods are okay, too. Come enjoy marches, show tunes, old favorites and much more!