Mountain music to reign at Fiddlers Jamboree
Bring along your partner and join in an old country hoedown at the Annual Fiddlers Jamboree in Athol which is set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12. There will be bluegrass and fiddle music all day Saturday, and more Sunday, presented by some acclaimed musicians.
Bring your musical instrument and join in the fun. There will be open mic, a breakfast sponsored by the Thurman Fire Co., a food booth, round and square dancing and impromptu field pickin'. You may want to bring a chair. On Sunday, gospel music will prevail, so bring your best singing voices and join in an afternoon of singspiration. The weekend event includes impromptu workshops on learning new licks on the fiddle, banjo, dulcimer, guitar, mandolin and bass, we hear. Stringed instrument repair by skilled artisans will be available Saturday. Crafts to be on display include traditional skills.
Admission will be easy on the wallet, costing only $7 for Saturday, and free-will donations collected Sunday. Those with questions on the Jamboree, call 623-9961.
Driver safety course scheduled
A class for safe, defensive driving is to be held in Thurman from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15, at the town hall. This class will give folks a discount on their auto insurance. Participants must pre-register by Sept. 7, by calling 623-9425 and and then bring your drivers license and a bag lunch. Coffee will be available. The class is open to folks age 45 and older The cost will be $12 for members of the Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club, which is sponsoring this class, and $14 for non-members.
Events, activities in the North Country
The John Thurman Historical Society will meet Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the town hall at 7 p.m. Special speaker Martha Strodel will be joined by others from the Warren County Historical Society to talk about the new book offering new perspectives on the history of the county. As always, meetings are open to the public.
A house tour of historical sights in Thurman is set for Saturday, Sept. 18, beginning with lunch at the town hall at 11:45 a.m. The lunch is an option at $7. The trolley boards at 12:45 p.m. for the tour, which costs $13. The deadline has passed, but those interested may call 623-2505 to see if there might be an opening on the tour.
The senior bus runs Friday, Sept. 10, to Glens Falls to shop or for an appointment. Those seeking a ride must call Laura by Wednesday at 623-9281 to reserve a seat for this complimentary service.
The Southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Club is to meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the town hall. Those with questions, call 623-2007.
A rabies clinic will be in Pottersville at the firehouse Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring your pets for their shots to protect them from rabies. For details, call 761-6580.
The Thurman Emergency Squad will hold a meeting of the board members only at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5.
The Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club will hold the first meeting of the season at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the town hall. New members are always welcome, so stop by the meeting where discussion of clearing trails, or possibly making new trails will likely be discussed. The group also needs volunteers to help as we make this a safe year for all who ride. For more information, call 623-9234.
The Gleaning food distribution program will be held at the town hall at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7. This free food program is open to all Thurman residents. For details, call 623-9641.
The Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the Athol firehouse at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6. Meetings are open to the public and anyone wishing to become a volunteer should stop by.
Special days in Thurman
Birthdays occurring this week belong to Daniel Cobb, Beth Ligon, Ruth Russell and Jean Coulard all Sept. 4; Rene Yarmowich, Sept. 5; Carter Germain, Sept. 6; Barb Baker and Connor Persons, Sept. 8; Linda Parker, Sept. 9; and Emily Baker and Bob Florance, Sept. 10.
A happy 52nd wedding anniversary wish is out to Cindy and Tom Needham, Sept. 6; and a happy 48th year anniversary wish to Doris and Stuart Baker, Sept. 9.
Remember your civic duty!
Primary Election is to be held Tuesday, Sept. 14. Polls are open from 12 to 9 p.m. at the town hall. To arrange for absentee ballots, call 761-6459.
Those teenagers turning age 18 by Nov. 1 can register to vote in the 2010 Election.
Registration cards to fill out are available at the town hall or at the board of elections in the Warren County Municipal Center in Queensbury, or they can be mailed. To make such a request, call 761-6459.
Over the fence
Get well wishes go out to Ed Feihol, Floyd Baker, Jeff Grants, Tina Brown, Kelly Schmidt, and Jackie Dingman.
School buses will once again be out picking up and dropping off our school age children. Drive with caution and watch for stopped buses.
Anyone who would like to help with the youth programs in Thurman can send a letter of interest to P.O. Box 29, Athol, N.Y. 12810. Would you like to help plan projects, outings, and contests for the youngsters?
Also, if you are a young teen send a suggestion on what you would like the program to offer.
A gripe came in from two sources on the small print being used during recent years in the Adirondack Journal. Can it go back to a reasonable, normal size for our many readers? Other publications are far easier on the eyes.
Be a member of The 'Golden Rule Club'
As you go through your children's' clothes and coats, remember the annual "Coats for Kids" program will be active through the month of October. Coats, jackets, etc. can be dropped off anytime at the Warrensburg Laundry, 11 Richards Ave. The items will be cleaned, then packed up to be given to kids in need. All sizes are needed.
Prepare now to help out others
Also, the annual Make A Difference Day will be coming up in October. This is one day set aside throughout the region to perform a good deed, either for the community or for a person who is in need of help. This notice will give you time to plan ahead with your group or what you can do by yourself to help others.
Also, if you or your group plan on filling the Samaritans Purse Christmas Shoe Boxes that will be shipped to children in all countries who may not receive any gifts, it's best to start picking up sale items now. For details, call Gail at 623-2335.
If you would like to set up a table in November at the Thurman "Country" Christmas Bazaar and sell your homemade and craft items, call ahead and reserve a table, as space is limited. To make a reservation, call Cheryl at 623-9718.
Local seniors enjoy outing
The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club held their annual picnic Aug. 18, at the Fish Hatchery, and 26 folks gathered to share a covered dish picnic and lots of memories. They also added to the Adopt-A-Soldier fund that is ongoing locally. The next meeting of the seniors group, open to all, will be held Sept. 15. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 623-9425.