Square dancing with Stan Burdick, above, and The Music Men Saturday, March 1, at 6 p.m. at the Ti Knights of Columbus will kick off MArts Madness.
MArts Madness, a celebration of Ticonderoga area arts, will return for a second year.
The second annual event will begin March 1 and continue through March 16. It will include two dozen shows, events and activities.
The Cultural Arts Initiative will again sponsor MArts Madness.
“After last year’s successful MArts Madness period of events, the Ticonderoga Area Cultural Arts Initiative has organized MArts Madness II, a series of events from March 1 – 16 that include a wide variety of activities for all ages,” Vincent Smith, a member of the group, said. “From square dancing and folk groups to lectures, children’s story hours and decorating cupcakes, there is at least one event for everyone.
“The Cultural Arts Initiative is a community group of all individuals and organizations in the area that are interested in cultural activities of any type,” Smith said. “Everyone is welcome to attend the initiative’s monthly meetings.”
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MArts Madness events include:
— Saturday, March 1, square dancing with Stan Burdick and The Music Men at 6 p.m. at the Ti Knights of Columbus;
— Sunday, March 2, a performance by the folk group Running the River at 3 p.m. at the Best Western, sponsored by the Ticonderoga Festival Guild;
— Monday, March 3, a lecture by Nancy Scarzello on “Spring into Health with Herbs- the Revitalization of You” at 4 p.m. at Studio 117 on Montcalm Street;
— Tuesday, March 4, a cartoon drawing class by Stan Burdick for children ages 12 and older at 6 p.m. at Studio 117 on Montcalm Street;
— Wednesday, March 5, a quilt show exhibiting “Kids Quilt-Quirky but Cool!” made by children in the 2013 Ticonderoga Heritage Museum workshop at Libby’s Bakery cafe. Cellist Brian Donat will perform during a reception at 4 p.m.;
—Wednesday, March 5, a TiCoustics coffee house at the Burleigh House 7 to 9 p.m.;
— Thursday, March 6, Vincent Smith will discuss “How to Enhance You and Your Family’s Life with Changes in Your Home and Office” at 7 p.m. at Studio 117 on Montcalm Street;
—Friday, March 7, there will be an art show and reception for Ti Arts at the Downtown Gallery, 119 Montcalm St.;
— Saturday, March 8, North Country History Day at Fort Ticonderoga, Call 585-2821 or go online at www.FortTiconderoga,org for information;
— Saturday, March 8, Ticonderoga Sentinel Alumni Bowling Tournament, Adirondack Lanes, noon and 3 p.m.;
— Sunday, March 9, “Art From Our Collection” reception 1 to 3 p.m., Harmon Gallery, Hancock House;
— Sunday, March 9, Ticonderoga Sentinel Alumni Bowling Tournament, Adirondack Lanes, noon and 3 p.m.;
— Monday, March 10, children’s movie night at the Ticonderoga fire house, Montcalm Street, 7 p.m.;
— Tuesday, March 11, Hyde Museum presentation by June Leary, 7 p.m., at Studio 117, Montcalm Street;
—Wednesday, March 12, poetry reading and open mike event at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Gallery;
— Thursday, March 13, children’s story hour with Vincent Smith, 3:30 p.m., Black Watch Memorial Library, Montcalm Street;
— Friday, March 14, Ticonderoga Natural Food Coop party, 6 p.m., at PRIDE, 111 Montcalm St.;
— Saturday, March 15, Irishman of the Year dinner, Knights of Columbus. Call 585-3324 for information;
— Saturday, March 15, Children’s Art Day for children ages 5-12, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Downtown Gallery, Montcalm Street;
— Saturday, March 15, St. Patrick’s Day cupcake decorating, 2:30 p.m., Libby’s Bakery cafe, Montcalm Street;
— Saturday, March 15, Ticonderoga High School drama club will present “Pride and Prejudice” at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium;
— Saturday, March 15, Fort Ticonderoga living history event, “Ordered to Join the Northern Army in Canada,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fort Ticonderoga. Call 585-2821 for information;
— Sunday, March 16, Ticonderoga High School drama club will present “Pride and Prejudice” at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium;
— Sunday, March 16, Fort Ticonderoga living history event, “Ordered to Join the Northern Army in Canada,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fort Ticonderoga. Call 585-2821 for information; and
— Sunday, March 16, Fort Fever Series, “1776 at Fort Ticonderoga, 2 p.m., Fort Ticonderoga, Call 585-2821 for information.