Family fun at Winter Warm-Up
This Saturday, local residents will be enjoying the experience of a winter outing featuring some invigorating exercise, environmental education as well as friendly socializing and savory food.
All ages are invited to participate in the Winter Warm-Up event to be held at the Lake George Recreation Center and Berry Pond Preserve, off Transfer Road via state Rte. 9N in the town of Lake George.
Winter Warm-Up is the Lake George Land Conservancy’s free annual event that offers family-oriented wintertime fun.
Participants can enjoy delicious homemade soups, breads, hot chocolate and coffee, and toasting marshmallows by a bonfire. In addition, there will be live raptor and other wildlife presentations; wildlife pelts and bones; local fish display; stream and watershed models; maple syrup samples and tapping display; and state Environmental Conservation vehicles for inspection. Children and parents can also keep busy with make-and-take crafts, go on a natural scavenger hunt, learn about invasive species, and play games. They also have the opportunity to listen to some storytelling by the fire, and join an easy interpretive hike — perhaps on snowshoes, depending on the weather. For details, contact the Land Conservancy at: 644-9673, or: firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Little Mermaid’ this weekend
BOLTON LANDING — Bolton Central School’s Drama Club will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” on Friday March 22 and Saturday, March 23 in the school gym.
Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students, and no charge for children 5 years and under. Tickets can be obtained at the door or reserved in advance by calling show director Paul Weick at 644-2400, ext. 436.
The students of Bolton Central have been devoting a lot of hours to the show, and it promises to offer fine family entertainment.
Cabin Fever Party well-attended
The recent Bolton Cabin Fever party, a fundraiser for the Bolton Free Library, was deemed a rousing success with good socializing, music and a lot of fun for all ages. About 150 people attended and the library collected close to $900.
BCS sports: mergers are an option
Bolton Central School has experienced a steep 20 percent decline in enrollment — and school officials, now concerned over the ability of the school to field competitive sports teams, are seeking public input on the issue.
The Bolton Central Board of Education is holding a community forum Tuesday March 26 to receive local citizens’ input on the school’s athletics. The forum, which begins at 7:30 p.m. is to be held in the Bolton Central gym.
The event features a presentation of the present status and scope of the athletic programs and their future.
Total school enrollment is 202 students this year, down from 250 in 2011. Grades 9 through 12 now host 86 students.
Options for Bolton Central’s various sports include mergers and fielding joint teams, as well as maintaining the status quo.
One sports program, the ski team, has already been combined with Warrensburg, and that merger has been successful, officials of both schools have said.
Prior to the forum, all households in the school district are to receive a mailing containing more information. For further details, contact School Superintendent Raymond Ciccarelli Jr. at 644-2400.
Seniors’ upcoming events
• Wednesday, March 27 — Bowling, 10 a.m. at Sparetime Lanes in Lake George. Lunch follows at the Golden Corral in Queensbury. To participate, call Ed Pratt at: 644-9459.
• Reminder — Racino trips are offered on the first Thursday of each month. To join the trip, call Pat Merchant at 644-9359 at least 10 prior.