Local artists' work to be raffled
As part of their continuing efforts to fund a summer mission trip, Warrensburg's Church of the Holy Cross Youth Group is hosting an art raffle in April. Local artists including Pat Sullivan, Morgan Harris, Beth Hayes and Damian Hayes have contributed original pieces. A signed and framed Cate Mandigo print has also been donated by Cooper-LeCount Real Estate.
These artworks will be on display from March 14 through March 24 at Willows Bistro on Main St. in Warrensburg. An artists' reception will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the day the exhibit opens.
Plans call for the drawing to be held at 4 p.m. April 10 in the Church of the Holy Cross' parish hall. The event is to include deserts and refreshments.
One raffle ticket for each piece will be sold. Each ticket at $75 guarantees a piece of art valued at $125 to $150.
The Holy Cross Youth Group is raising money to attend a work mission trip sponsored by Youth Works, a national youth mission organization.
For two years, youths from around the nation have attended missions here in Warrensburg based at Holy Cross Church.
Mabel Thomas to
All citizens in the area are welcome to attend a celebration of Mabel Thomas' 100th birthday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 26 at the Stony Creek Town Hall. All are urged to attend and share a piece of birthday cake to celebrate her longevity.
The family requests that no gifts be given. Details are available by calling 696-2541 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
School budget input sought
The next budget formation meeting for the Warrensburg Central School District has been rescheduled to 6 p.m. Monday, March 14, followed by the monthly WCS Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m. in the Warrensburg Central High School library.
Authors slated for Willows Bistro
Those with an interest in literary works are invited to this month's Second Thursday Readings at Willows Bistro, to occur 2:30 p.m. March 10. All are welcome to join the gathering and chat with writers in this cozy, setting at 3740 Main St. in Warrensburg. Regional authors reading this month include Doug Deneen of Warrensburg, memoir; Helen Holoda of Diamond Point, poetry; Lee Merrett of Queensbury, memoir; Lisa Shumek of Thurman, poetry. Refreshments will be available.
Willows Bistro is located at 3749 Main Street, Warrensburg. Those wishing to sign up to read at future events may stop in and leave names with proprietor Debbie Swan, or phone her at 504-4344.
This session if coordinated by Jan Nickerson of Wevertown, who pens Mill Creek Ramblings for the North Creek News Enterprise.
Museum hosts stock car exhibit
The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History is continuing to present a special exhibit, "Stock Car Racing at Ashland Park" which was located behind the present Ashes Hotel. The exhibit includes historic photos and news reports of races in the mid-1950s through well into the 1960s, as well as a set of flags used at the races, and a brief movie depicting the action.
The museum's ongoing exhibits cover the history of Warrensburg, from the glacial period to the present. Segments include industrial development and the establishment of churches, schools and government. Visitors can learn about the founding fathers of the town, and the individuals who were responsible for the creation of local industries that employed more than 1,000 people in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Regular museum hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Admission is free, and the museum is fully accessible for those with mobility challenges. Various wheelchairs are available.
The museum is located in the local V.F.W. building at 3754 Main St. The entrance and parking are located at the rear.
For more information, contact Steve Parisi, museum director, at 623-2207.
Americana roots band to perform
A free concert featuring an acoustic band named The Nellys will be held Friday, March 18 at the Stony Creek Town Hall.
Sponsored by the Stony Creek Free Library, the concert is to begin at 7 p.m.
The Nellys are a alt-country band of the Americana roots genre. The band is driven by singer-songwriters Karen Gilpin on guitar and banjo, plus Peggy Lecuyer on mandolin and harmonica. This duo threads stunning harmonies throughout their songs. They are joined by Gene Lemme on stand-up bass and Kevin Maul on the dobro guitar and vocals.
Also note there will be a dog sled demonstration at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Stony Creek Town Hall. This event is also sponsored by the Stony Creek Free Library.
The Annual Scott Remington & Friends Spinal Cord Benefit is set for Saturday, March 26 at Jimbo's Club off state Rte. 8 in Brant Lake. Proceeds are to benefit the Christopher Reeves Foundation for spinal cord research.
The event's guest speaker is Reeves Foundation founder Henry Stifel, former CEO of Xerox of Canada. Stifel's son Henry Stifel III was paralyzed from a spinal cord injury following a 1982 automobile accident.
Admission is $30 per person, and it includes a for a pasta dinner are $30 per person. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are obtained by calling Scott Remington at 494-2374 or Renee Smith at 494-7255.
Donations for the raffles at the event will be accepted until March 20.
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