Bolton hosts a flurry of events this week
So much is happening this week in Bolton, that it demands to be presented here in our community column. See the community calendar for links to details and contacts.
Leading the list is the fifth annual Sidewalk Art Show set for Saturday and Sunday. This outdoor display centered downtown is a treat for those who enjoy viewing works of art in an incomparable lakeside setting. A good number of artists will be displaying their work representing a wide range of media in front of shops and galleries throughout our charming hamlet. Some of the artists participating include Nancy Rhodes, Jo Ann Kohr-Smith, Clea Hall, Genell Pike, Rochelle McCartney, Mark Perry, Joyce Cleveland, Tanya Sawn, Marina Petro, Esmond Lyons and more. For more information, call 644-3880.
Speaking of art displays, the Sweet Pea Farm Perennials & Art Gallery at 121 Federal Hill Road will be hosting an exhibition reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday for painter Marianne Kuhn. Kuhn's work includes prismatic realism landscapes and still lifes.
Friday through Sunday, our Bolton Free Library will be holding its annual Huge Book Sale, and people who've experienced it know this event lives up to its name. Books, DVDs and CDs are included. Remember, while early in the sale, selection is best, Sunday is bargain day. Those who want to volunteer to staff a table for the library are urged to call Megan at 644-2233 or Cindy Farbaniec at 240-6009.
Travel just several miles south of Bolton on Saturday to experience the "Annual Taste of Diamond Point" food fest, noon-2 p.m. at Diamond Point Community Church, Lake Shore Drive. Samplings of gourmet food from 10 local restaurants will be available at a nominal charge. This annual fundraiser for the church has become quite popular.
Also on Saturday, the Lake George Land Conservancy will be holding a Field Day & Barbecue Lunch, including themed hikes and a presentation on how bats are now threatened with a mysterious disease. See: www.lglc.org or call 644-9673 for details or reservations.
Saturday night from 8 p.m. until midnight is the ever-popular Las Vegas Night fundraiser at the Bolton Firehouse. A variety of games of chance are offered for those 18 and older.
Also on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. is a concert by Resonanz at the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum, 4800 Lake Shore Drive. Both Saturday and Sunday, the opera vocalist Evelyn Lear will be holding master classes at the Sembrich Museum. Visit www.thesembrich.org for details.
Tuesday will bring an early-evening jazz concert by Matt Finley & Rio, in Rogers Park, Lake Shore Drive. There is something utterly incomparable about listening to fine jazz in a lakeside park setting.
As always, there is a lot happening in Bolton Landing all summer long. For details, visit www.boltonchamber.com.
Clea Hall's photographs to be on exhibit
Bolton resident Clea G. Hall, who operates Irie Photography, will be showing a collection of her photographs Monday through Friday at the Glens Falls Senior Center at 380 Glen St. The exhibit runs through Aug. 11. The photographs include a black and white documentary of events in Lake George.
Bolton Seniors' activities, events set
August business meeting date rescheduled
The date was changed for Bolton Seniors' monthly business meeting slated for August. It was rescheduled to 10 a.m. Wednesday July 28 in Veteran's Park, prior to the senior picnic. There is no charge to attend the picnic. Bring a dish to share. In the event of poor weather, the meeting will be held at 11 a.m. in the Senior Center.
Nomination of officers sought
Nominations are now open for officers of the Bolton Seniors for 2011, and there are two open seats on the group's administrative board. If you know of a member who you think would be a good officer or if you'd like to volunteer, notify a nominating committee member or call Rita Whitney at 644-9545 for details. The board thanks the club's current slate of officers for their service - Al Franz, Bob Merchant, Kathie Hannon and Wilma Rizza. Board members said they hope these officers will choose to continue in their positions.
Upcoming senior excursions
Note that participants must sign up for and pay the cost of each trip in advance. Sign-ups take place at the monthly business meeting, or at events, or by calling Lorraine Lefeve at 644-9247. Those seeking to participate should sign up early, as some events have limited availability.
• 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.
• Wednesday Aug. 4 - Saratoga Flat Track with Bolton Recreation group. Meet at Veterans' Park at 10:15 a.m. The cost is $10 for the bus.
• Wednesday Aug. 11 - Racino, Saratoga, contact Pat Merchant for details.
• Thursday Aug. 12- Albany Aqua Duck Trip along the waterfront and downtown includes lunch. The cost is $15, and the carpool to Albany meets at the Bolton Senior Center at 11 a.m.
• Tuesday Aug. 17 - Dinner Theatre, Holiday Inn, "Our Son's Wedding" Cost: $20. Seating at 11:15 a.m.
• Wednesday Aug. 25 - Old Forge, Fulton Chains & Adirondack Museum, Cost: $20. Leave the Bolton Senior Center at 7:30 a.m. in a bus or carpool.
For September, see an upcoming issue of the Adirondack Journal or drop in at the Senior Center for details. Don't forget these activities are planned for both the club members as well as others in the area who wish to join.
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