This next week again offers a wide range of stimulating activities in Bolton and nearby.
On Friday, Aug. 13, art enthusiasts will be attending an exhibition reception for artist Janine Thomas, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sweet Pea Farm Perennials & Art Gallery, 121 Federal Hill Road in Bolton.
Then there's another art event not to be missed: it's the Artists' Open Studio Tour, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15. Participants will visit three studios in Lake George and Diamond Point, seeing the work of eight fine artists. Painting, jewelry, mixed media and fabric art of Charlene Leary, Betsy Krebs, Ruth Ward, Helga Grobel, Betsy Brandt, Nancy Rogal, Lyn-Rae Ashley, and Stefanie Taylor will be featured. For details, see: web.me.com/ruthvward/STUDIO_TOUR.
On Saturday, Aug. 14, there's the Adirondack Native Plant Sale & Open House, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lake George Land Conservancy office at 4905 Lake Shore Dr. in Bolton.
The same weekend, it's Bolton's own Arts & Crafts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14-15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rogers Park. There will be a wide array of handcrafted goods including Adirondack furniture & lawn furniture, jewelry, weaving, wooden ware, photos, and paintings.
On Sunday, Aug. 15, a concert will be presented by piano and wind musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum on Lake Shore Drive.
For those who enjoy modern art and a stimulating documentary, there's the film "Who the (bleep) is Jackson Pollock?" to be screened at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 16 in the Bolton Library on Lake Shore Dr. There's no charge for the movie, offered by the Marcella Sembrich Museum.
For those who seek live music in a pastoral setting, there's a concert by "The In Crowd," 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 17 in Rogers Park on Lake Shore Drive.
Not to be missed is a travelogue/slide show depicting Egypt and Jordan, by Dr. Walt McConnell of Bolton at 7:30 p.m. in Hillview Free Library in Diamond Point. McConnell, incidentally, produced a nationally-broadcast documentary on the health-care crisis, as you recall from a Journal article.
On Friday, Aug. 20, Bolton will be hosting the incomparable Men's and Boys' Choir of St .John's Cathedral in Warsaw in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of the Blessed Sacrement, 7 Goodman Ave. The event is presented by Bolton's Sembrich Opera Museum for free, but donations are welcome. See details elsewhere in this issue.
Then Friday, Aug. 20, the Lake George Club in Diamond Point will be hosting the historic 125th Annual Meeting & Luncheon of the Lake George Association. The keynote address will be offered by Ken Wagner, Ph.D, on "Lake and Reservoir Management." Reservations are required, to be called in at 668-3558. The free meeting begins at 10 a.m., followed by the luncheon which has a fee.
Then Saturday, Aug. 21, art enthusiasts will gather for a good cause and some spirited bargaining in the annual auction of painted Adirondack chairs to benefit Christine Nicole Perry Memorial Trust. The free party is from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sweet Pea Farm Perennials & Art Gallery, 121 Federal Hill Road. Proceeds from the chair auction go to High Peaks Hospice.
Half-off sale at local church's thrift shop
Henriette's Attic, a thrift shop linked to an outreach program at Church of St. Sacrement, is offering a 50 percent off sale. The church is located on Lake Shore Drive in Bolton Landing.
Also, the shop is accepting donations of clean and gently used or new men's, women's and children's clothing, household items, jewelry, giftware and toys. The community support and quality donations have been very much appreciated, church officials said. The thrift shop is run by volunteers that set up and sell merchandise. Those interested in donating a few hours a month may call Trudy Roepe at 668-4084 or Ida Barlow at 644-9688.
Pratt appreciated for volunteer efforts
The Bolton Recreation Department expressed its thanks this week to disc jockey Andy Pratt for providing the sound equipment for the town's annual talent sshow and the original play in Rogers Park. Many thanks go to Andy for helping to make this year's Bolton Youth show such a success. It was entitled "The Mystery of Mohican Point."
Bolton's Folk Festival coming up
For those who enjoy the free-spirited lyrical ballads mixed with lyrics along social justice themes, there's Bolton Landing's own Fabulous Folk Festival set for 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 5 in gorgeous Rogers Memorial Park.
The free event features a group of folk singers who have roots in the southern Adirondacks and central New York.
Set to perform are Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn,the Nancy Walker Trio and Saratoga Faire. Berggren has been collecting, writing and singing folk music of the Adirondacks for the past 30 years. Award-winning folksinger and songwriter Peggy Lynn has recorded four solo CDs and four with other artists. The park setting allows children to have active fun nearby in a playground while others enjoy the folk music.