Church beach party
The First Presbyterian Church on 2 Stewart Farrar St. in Warrensburg is going "tropical" soon, as it holds a festive event that's open to the public.
They're holding a free Beach Party/Luau from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday June 7 with games, food, and activities for children and adults.
They're not scrimping on the food, either.
They'll be serving grilled Oscar's Smoke House burgers and hot dogs accompanied by all the traditional fixings, Pastor Lucy Harris said Tuesday.
"We're kicking off the summer in style," she said.
The event includes a "beach" - two wading pools, one filled with sand, and another, with water, along with beach balls, leis, and other tropical stuff, she said.
"Our aim is to let the community enjoy the fun we have all the time," she said.
The church is expecting up to 150 people for the event. In February, Harris held a popular Mardi Gras fest, and a third event, a harvest celebration, is planned for September.
In case of rain, the beach will be moved indoors, she said.
For details on the event, call Pastor Harris at 623-2723. Those who live within 10 miles of the church and need a ride, may call that number to arrange for a ride, if required, she said.
St. Cecilia's golf event
St. Cecilia's Catholic Community will hold its annual golf outing Aug. 14 at Cronin's Golf Course, and reservations are now being accepted for the event.
The golf outing features a shotgun start at 1 p.m.. The fee, $95 per person, includes golf and cart, hot dog lunch, prizes, awards and steak dinner. For registration, contact Tim Morrison at 623-9461.
World War II lecture
Long-time community resident Dennis Galloway will be hosting a fundraiser presentation focusing on World War II.
Set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at the Sacred Heart Parish Center in Lake George, Galloway plans to share his war experiences, illustrated by maps and articles from the war on display. A question-and-answer session will follow. Donations of $10 will go to Guardians' House, a homeless shelter for female veterans in Saratoga.
Open gardens and plant exchange
Members of the Lake George Community Garden Club will be gathering Wednesday, June 8 at a member's house to take a tour of an exemplary home garden, share planting tips and socialize - and the public is invited to participate.
To be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the gathering is to occur at 748 Ridge Road in Queensbury. Plans call for refreshments to be offered, as well as master gardeners to be on hand to provide advice. New gardeners will receive a plant to take home - while supplies last. For directions or details, see: www.lakegeorgecommunitygardenclub.org
New garden venture
Adirondack Native Plant and Herb, a nursery run by the Riordan family, is now in its first full year of operation.
Located at 264 Diamond Point Road, the enterprise is run by the Brendan and Dawn Riordan, and it's truly a family affair. In early April you'll find mom, dad, and their three children planting herb and vegetable seeds in the greenhouse.
The Riordans sell their young plants to gardeners in May and early June, then offer field produce beginning in late June.
Everything is naturally grown with no chemical pesticides, they pledge. Stop by for good prices and the widest variety of herb and vegetable plants in the area. The farm stand is closed on Sundays.
Community garden meeting June 2
An informational meeting and presentation on the proposed new Warrensburg Community Garden will be held Thursday, June 2 at 7 p.m. in the town Senior Center, at 136 Main St.
Anyone interested in this project is urged to attend this meeting. The event will include a question and answer session, plot sign-up and volunteer recruitment. Light refreshments will be served. For details, contact Bert Weber at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 623-3291 or 668-4881.
Museum fete set
The Summer Kick-off Reception of the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday May 29. Refreshments will be offered.
The event will be the last opportunity for the public to view the popular exhibit Stock Car Racing at Ashland Park.
The museum is also now hosting the new exhibit featuring local architecture as it has evolved through the town's history.
On June 2 from 6 top 8 p.m. the museum will hold its first Thursday open house of the season, and light refreshments will be served.
Beginning Saturday, May 28, the museum will extend its hours so it will be open Saturdays, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., through Columbus Day.
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