Bolton Pier re-dedication set
Come and join in on the celebration and re-dedication of the Bolton Landing Pier Sunday, Aug. 29. Live music will begin at 6 p.m. and the dedication ceremonies are to occur at 6:30 p.m. Following the speeches and celebration, the first 250 people turning out for the event will enjoy a free excursion on the cruise boat Mohican.
Bolton Variety Show seeks citizens with talent
The organizers of the Bolton Variety Show are now seeking talent to perform at this year's production of the ever-popular revue, scheduled for Oct. 23.
The theme of this year's show is 1950's Doo-Wop and Motown, so connoisseurs of the era and its music are urged to volunteer for at least five minutes of fame.
This show is always a fun event that raises money for the Bolton Central School Scholarship fund. Rehearsals begin Sept. 3. Those interested in performing on stage or working behind the scenes, contact Willie Bea McDonald at 644-2015.
Opera series to air tribute to Louise Homer
The homage to American composer Samuel Barber continues Saturday, Aug. 28, when acclaimed mezzo-soprano Mary Ann McCormick returns to the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum to pay tribute to famed contralto Louise Homer. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Opera Museum, 4800 Lake Shore Dr. Admission to the concert is $20. Call 644-9839 or visit www.thesembrich.org for details.
Bolton area events, activities
Activities are definitely varied this week, and we have several compelling presentations that start the week off.
Topping the list this week is a special concert by the internationally acclaimed Choir of St .John's Cathedral in Warsaw, 7:30 p.m. Friday in Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 7 Goodman Ave. The performance is presented by Bolton's Sembrich Opera Museum. Donations are welcome.
You've read all about this next local event. Friday brings us the historic 125th Annual Meeting & Luncheon of Lake George Association, 10 a.m. at the Lake George Club, Route 9N in Diamond Point. A keynote talk by Ken Wagner, PhD, will be presented on lake and reservoir management. Reservations are required; call 668-3558. The meeting itself is free.
Thursday brings to Lake George a fascinating free lecture on Matilda Joslyn Gage, abolitionist, suffragist, Native American activist, freethinker, and author, at 7:30 p.m. at Fort William Henry Conference Center, 48 Canada St. The talk is by Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, Executive Director of Gage Foundation. Refreshments.
Thursday through Sunday, Lake George hosts its annual Family Festival & Craft Fair in Shepard Park, featuring games, rides, live music, plus local and regional crafts. The games and rides run evenings plus all day Saturday and Sunday. The craft fair is Saturday and Sunday during daytime hours.
Saturday evening, Aug. 21, from 4-7 p.m., brings us the annual auction of painted Adirondack chairs to benefit the Christine Nicole Perry Memorial Trust. The party is at Sweet Pea Farm Perennials & Art Gallery, 121 Federal Hill Road in Bolton. See an accompanying article in this issue to obtain details.
Tuesday, Aug. 24 brings us a "blast from the past" to Bolton Landing with the infectious music of Bobby Dick & the Sundowners, 7 p.m. in Rogers Park, Lake Shore Drive. They were one of the original "boy bands" that toured nationally with headline British groups. The group, which includes original members, presents the chiming guitar chords of the time and tight harmonies that remind us all of the peace and love revolution.
On Wednesday Aug. 25, there's a more sedate offering in Bolton: a lecture: "Aaron Copland and the American Sound," 7 p.m., at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum.
On Saturday Aug. 28, fans of watercraft from bygone days will be intrigued by the annual Antique & Classic Boat Show Rendezvous, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Beach Road in Lake George. Antique, classic and modern boats will be on display.
Also on Aug. 28, there will be a vocal recital of Barber's "Hermit Songs" by Mary Ann McCormick, at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum.
Don't forget the ongoing nature programs daily except Sundays during summer at UpYonda Farm environmental education center, Route 9N, north of Bolton Landing. Programs- most are at at 1 p.m. - include topics like butterfly and bird watching, solar energy aquatic adventures, and their Starlab Planetarium. This is in addition to their trails, nature museum, wildlife pond and guided walks.
Also, check into the art exhibit "Fine Art in the Heart of the Adirondacks," at Lakeshore Gallery, 4985 Lake Shore Dr. Regional artists present their works in oils, watercolors, pottery and jewelry.
Bolton seniors' September activities set
• Wednesday Sept. 1 - Business Meeting at 10:30 a.m. includes election of officers, and trip sign-ups with payment due prior to the event. Upcoming trips include: Saranac Lake- $38, Eating Secrets of Central Vt.- $45, Eagle Mills Cider Mill- $10, Middlebury, Vt.- $30. ACC Culinary Experience- $8.
• Wednesday Sept. 8 - Warren-Hamilton Co. Seniors' Picnic 10 a.m. at the Queensbury Elks Lodge, Queensbury. Call Pat Pratt at 644-9459 to register.
• Wednesday Sept. 15 - Saranac Lake Trip with Queensbury Seniors. At 7:15 a.m. a carpool gathers at the Bolton Senior Center to leave for Queensbury. Participants are to return to Bolton at 7:45 p.m. the Bus trip itself is from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Saturday Sept. 18 - Hayfield Trip: "Eating Secrets of Central Vt." Participants are to meet the bus at the Bolton Senior Center at 7:15 a.m.
Local Soldiers Collection reminder
The Bolton Seniors have set out containers to collect goods for soldiers serving overseas. These collection containers are in the lobby of town hall as well as the senior center on Cross Street. Non-perishable food items, health care products and stationary, cards, books are requested. Thanks go to all who have previously donated. All donations are greatly appreciated by our soldiers from Bolton.