Car racing exhibit
The exhibit "Stock Car Racing at Ashland Park" continues to attract new visitors at the Warrensburg Museum of Local History. As reported in a recent Journal issue, about 50 people attended a reception at the museum about a month ago, and it continues to draw in more.
Among those viewing the exhibit at its formal opening were Maynard and Eddie Baker, former racecar drivers. Maynard's daughter, Glenda Duell brought a video which includes old movie footage of several races in the 1950s. She also supplied the equipment to view it.
A comprehensive exhibit on Warrensburg's architecture developed by Delbert Chambers was celebrated on its opening with a reception May 15. This exhibit will remain part of the permanent display.
Sunday, May 29, the museum is holding its summer kick-off reception from 4 to 7 p.m., and this will be the last opportunity to see the stock car exhibit.
Plans are to have an exhibit entitled the "Quilts from the Collection," opening July 3 and running through Columbus Day. Following that, through November, local hunting lore will be explored in historic photos and words.
Perennial Swap set
The annual Green Thumb Perennial Swap is set for Saturday, May 28 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Warrensburgh Mills Historic Park on the banks of the Schroon River.
The event, sponsored by Warrensburg Beautification, Inc. primarily features exchange of plants between gardeners, but also includes gardening instruction.
Experienced gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about soil and light conditions, hardiness zone and microclimates. Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County will be on hand to test the pH of soil and provide informational handouts.
Signed copies of the book "Warrensburgh Wildflowers - Seasonal Wildflowers in the Southern Adirondack Region" will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be provided at no charge. For details, call Teresa Whalen at 466-5497 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
The Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers' Market is set to open on Friday, May 27 for its 2011 season. To be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the market includes the sale of locally-grown produce, prepared foods and recipes using local products, crafts, and a variety of specialty goods.
Acoustic musical entertainment is to be featured as part of opening day festivities.
The market is held Friday afternoons through October, in the Warrensburgh Mills Park on River St. across from Curtis Lumber. The market includes wine, baked goods, preserves, maple syrup, honey, dairy, poultry, meats, plants, soaps and lotions, and more. The market is sponsored by Warrensburgh Beautification Inc., and participates in the WIC nutrition program. Details on the market's affiliations are available at: localharvest.org and: adirondackharvest.com.
For details, or to reserve a vendor space, call Teresa Whalen at 466-5497 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer season is revving up in the northern Warren County region, and there's a lot to do. Check our Community Calendar for details on the following events:
On Thursday, May 19, there's the opening of the juried student art show at Art in Chestertown Gallery, Main St., Chestertown. On exhibit will be selected fine art, photography and sculpture from high school artists of six schools in the region.
That evening, a free presentation of gardening tips will be offered by Kerry Mendez, at 6:30 p.m. in the Town of Chester Library, Municipal Center, Main St.
Don't miss the Queen's Great Boating & Custom Car Weekend in Lake George, Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22. This event will feature a high-performance boat parade on Friday, down Canada Street Saturday and Sunday will include offshore demonstration races as well as boat and classic car displays on Beach Road. There will also be live entertainment in nearby Blais Park, with fireworks planned for Saturday night.
Saturday, May 21 also features the annual Milford D. Lester Memorial Cup Recreational Rowing Race at Million Dollar Beach, Beach Road. The race begins at 10 a.m.
For those who want exercise, join the annual Randy's Run 5K footrace, which begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lake George Elementary School, 69 Sun Valley Road.
While in the village on Saturday, check out the annual Perennial Plant Sale, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. in Shepard Park, Canada St.
Saturday also brings us Warrensburg Emergency Squad's open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at their headquarters, on 13 King St. The event includes free blood pressure checks, building tours, and recruitment of new EMTs. Saturday also features the annual yard sale of the First United Methodist Church of Warrensburg, 8 a.m. to noon at their upper Main St. sanctuary.
Both Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 the Lake George Community Band will be performing their annual Armed Forces Day concert at the Charles Wood Theater, 207 Glen St., Glens Falls. Saturday's concert is at 8 p.m. and Sunday's is set for 2:30 p.m.
Then on Wednesday, May 25 bring your friends to the "Golf for Tourism" event, 8:30 a.m. through the day at The Sagamore Golf Course, Federal Hill Road. The event benefits Lake George Chamber's efforts to promote the region. To register, call 668-5755.
Friday, May 27 brings us the first summer concert in lake George's Shepard Park - the Rev Tor Band, beginning at 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 28 don't miss Chrissy's Chairs Preview, 5 to 7 p.m. at Sweet Pea Farm & Perennials, 121 Federal Hill Road. Artists who decorated Adirondack chairs for charity will be on hand to show their works, to be featured in a late-summer auction to benefit charities of the Christine Nicole Perry Trust.
By the way, the annual Warrensburg Car Show set for Sunday, May 15 in the local elementary school parking lot was cancelled due to the rain, and a new date has not yet been set for the event.
Warren County Office on the Aging is now seeking several volunteer drivers to deliver noontime meals to the elderly in their northern Warren County homes.
Drivers are needed to pick up meals at the Warrensburg Mealsite and deliver them to folks in Thurman, Warrensburg and Lake George. The position includes reimbursement of 51 cents per mile.
To volunteer, or to obtain more information, call Roberta at the Mealsite - the First United Methodist Church of Warrensburg - at 623-2653.
Thanks to all who have contributed to this column with vital information with what's happening in our community. Please keep sending me news items and tips. Call me at 623-9714 or contact me via email me at: email@example.com with your organization's events at least three weeks prior to the event.