Library Battlefield tour and cruise this weekend
The Bolton Free Library is sponsoring a guided walking tour of the battlefield at the Saratoga National Park and a cruise on the tour boat "Caldwell Belle" through Lock 5 on the Champlain Canal down the Hudson River, reviewing the battlefield from the river. The tour, on Saturday June 5, will be led by 18th century historian Karl Crannel accompanied by Bolton Town Historian Ted Caldwell. Box lunches will be provided. The bus, provided by The Sagamore Resort, will be leaving the library at 9 a.m. and returning about 4 p.m. Moderate walking is required on the trip.
The tour donation of $45 will go to support the mission of the Bolton Free Library. Reservations and information are available at the library at 644-2233.
Bolton seniors to welcome back snowbirds
AT noon on Wednesday June 16, the Bolton Seniors club will welcome back their snowbird members in a luncheon at the Lakeside Lodge. Also, eleven members whose birthday date ends with a zero or five will receive a special recognition. The menu includes a choice of five sandwich items from the Lakeside menu, birthday cake. The cost including tax and tip is $15 for members. Contact Pat Merchant at 644-9359 or Lorraine Lefeve at 644-9247 to make a reservation. All reservations must be made by Friday June 12.
Please note that on Tuesday June 8, the Bolton Seniors club will hold a tour of the Bixby Estate led by local history enthusiast Ted Caldwell. The rain date is Thursday June 10.
For the tour, participants will be meeting at the Bolton Senior Center at 9:45 a.m. Following the tour, the group will return to the center for lunch, which will feature submarine sandwiches purchased from Dave's Deli. The cost is $2.
Any resident 55 years or older is invited to take part in all meetings and activities of the Bolton Seniors. A proposed change to bylaws of the group may lower the minimum eligibility age from 55 to 50.
Methodist Church slates Bible story
Storyteller Hannah Shively will present her animated dramatized story "The Hat" on Sunday June 6 at the 9 a.m. worship service of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 19 Stewart Ave., Bolton Landing. In "The Hat," the audience will meet Joshua as a boy and as an adult and see how he comes to realize that there is something which is never lost but gained, when folks learn to give what they love away.
Shively's program has been appreciated by churches and groups from Maine to Florida with great acclaim, church officials said. The storytelling will be accompanied by two videos.
Tennis racquets sought for local youth
The Bolton Town Recreation Department is seeking tennis racquets for the free youth tennis lessons offered during the summer. Youth sizes are preferred, but adult sizes will be appreciated too, program officials said. To donate, contact Michelle at 928-3176 or drop the racquets off at the Recreation Center Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
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