Volunteers Needed for library's book sale
The Bolton Free Library has scheduled its annual Gigantic Book Sale for July 22 through 25, and library officials are now in dire need of volunteers. Plenty of shifts are available. They ask that volunteers work for at least a two-hour shift, if possible. Those available for work that weekend are urged to call Megan at 644-2233 or Cindy Farbaniec at 240-6009.
Volunteer Museum guides sought
The Bolton Historical Museum is seeking volunteers to staff the museum this summer, one Saturday night each, from 7-9 p.m. Duties include opening and closing the museum, greeting visitors and informing them about the local museum and the amenities of Bolton. Saturdays when the museum needs a volunteer are July 24, Aug. 21 and Sept. 4. Those interested in covering one of these nights can contact Pat Babe between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 644-9960.
Sweet Pea gallery holding workshop, exhibits
Sweet Pea Farm Perennials & Art Gallery is celebrating "Art in the Garden" this weekend, and they've got a special workshop lined up for Tuesday, when Marianne Kuhn will be leading a Plein Air session on Landscape painting in oil. The workshop, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will review aspects of composition, layout, massing, tone and color, and will include demonstrations. The cost is $40. Participants must have their own equipment and supplies. Call 644-3020 soon to register, as space is limited to eight painters.
Kuhn will be the center of attention as she will be at the Sweet Pea Gallery Friday, July 23, 5-7 p.m. for an artist's reception to launch an exhibit of her paintings. The exhibition is to continue through Aug. 10. The farm and gallery is located at 131 Federal Hill Rd., Bolton Landing. Their phone is 644-3020.
Annual Sidewalk Art Show next weekend!
While strolling and dining in Bolton the weekend of July 24 and 25, keep an eye open for 18 local artists that will have their work on display and for sale throughout the town. Bolton has a lengthy, illustrious history in the art world, and there's no greater pleasure than enjoying artwork in stunning natural surroundings. For details, contact Wauneata Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 644-3880.
Area events, activities
The weekly series of "Adventure Wednesdays" offered by the town Recreation Department provides prime activities for area youth and adults. July 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., folks will be taking a 5.4-mile hike along the west bank of the Tongue Mt. Range in Northwest Bay. This one-way hike is fairly level and provides many great views of the bay, as well as opportunities to observe wildlife. Hikers will return to Veterans' Park via boat from the Point of Tongue Mountain. The free excursion is limited to 12 people.
Every Tuesday at Rogers Park, from 7:15 to 9:30, live, free concerts are held, and entertainment for July 20 features the group "Rockology," a 70s and 80s classic rock band that covers hits from groups like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Billy Idol, and Bon Jovi. Admission is free.
Family-oriented movies in Rogers Park are offered each Wednesday, and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory will be shown 8:30 p.m. July 21.
The Youth Arts and Crafts sessions are held Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to noon in Veterans Park. No registration is required for the free series, but daily sign-ups are recommended. The wide variety of projects are intended for youth ages eight and up. Younger children may attend if accompanied by an adult. The instructor is Cathy Kearney.
Adult Arts and Crafts sessions are held Monday and Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. in the Veterans Park pavilion. All are welcome to stop in to enjoy a variety of projects and topics offered in the free series.
The town Recreation Department also offers ongoing tennis, basketball, baseball, dance and swimming lessons, and much more. For details, contact town Recreation Director Michelle Cushing at 928-3176 or stop by Town Hall or the Chamber of Commerce for a calendar.
Those who enjoy games of chance will appreciate Las Vegas Night at the Bolton Firehouse, held 8 p.m. to midnight July 24. Admission is a mere $1 for those 18 years old and up.
And those who enjoy presentations on local history and ecology will undoubtedly appreciate the Darrin Fresh Water Institute Summer Lecture Series. offered to the public at no charge Monday nights through the summer. On July 19, 7:30 p.m., Don Lewis of the Adirondack Ski Patrol will present a history of the Gore Mountain Ski Resort
Bolton Seniors' upcoming activities
Don't forget the following activities planned for the Bolton Seniors club members as well as others in the area who wish to join:
• Wednesday July 21, 10 a.m. - Visit to Adirondack Miniature Golf, Lake Luzerne. Lunch to follow at Molly's Mason Jar. Cost: $9.
• Thursday July 22, 9:30 a.m. - Lake George Youth Theatre's production of "Bye, Bye Birdie," at Queensbury High School. Lunch follows at Carl R's Restaurant. Cost: $13
• Wednesday July 28, 11 a.m. - Senior Picnic, Veteran's Park in Bolton Landing, no charge.
• Thursday July 29, 9:30 a.m. - Lake George Youth Theatre's production of "Music Man," at Queensbury High School. Lunch follows at Nemo's Restaurant. Cost: $13
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