Acting workshop this Saturday
This weekend brings us a remarkable event that has been keenly anticipated. The Warrensburg Historical Society is sponsoring their annual acting workshop - featuring a professional mentor - to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Warrensburg Senior Center.
The focus of the workshop, for adults and teenagers, will be on costumed interpretations of historic figures.
The session will be conducted by professional acting coach Filomena Riviello. The cost is $10 which includes lunch. For details, contact Rita at 623-2213 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional voices sought
The annual Christmas Cantata vocal group will begin rehearsals starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the United Methodist Church in Chestertown. Tenors and basses are needed, so all those who are interested in singing are encouraged to join in. No auditions are necessary.
The cantata this year is conducted by Lenore Simpson and Richard K. Flachbarth. The performance will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in Bolton Landing and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in the United Methodist Church in Chestertown. If you have never attended one of these concerts, I encourage you do so. It is amazing the talent these amateur singers have. Also, hearing the cantata concert will undoubtedly put you in the holiday spirit.
World Communion celebration set
On Sunday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m., First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg will observe World Communion Sunday.
Church members invite all in the area to attend this special event officiated by Rev. Stephen Andres, newly appointed pastor of the church.
Flag burning ceremony planned
Warrensburg's American Legion Post 446 will be holding a flag cremation ceremony Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Post headquarters. All those who have used, tattered or torn U.S. flags may bring them to the post at 215 River St. A receptacle will be at the post for all to discard their worn flags, or folks may also leave them with any of the Legionnaires, including Charles Roberts, Ray Hensler, Gene Pierce, Ed Binder, Lou Polantis, Jim Morwood or Carson Parker.
Great Garage Sale now only a week away
Oct. 2 and 3 will bring the 31st annual World's Largest Garage Sale to Warrensburg, and this year's edition is likely to be as productive for both shoppers or vendors as prior ones have been.
For this sale, the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce rents out spaces in the parking lots of the Warrensburg Health Center, Grand Union grocery store, Glens Falls National Bank, the Warrensburg Senior Center, National Grid and the Emerson Town Hall. Plus, hundreds of private sales are set up all over town.
A reminder goes out to the property owners to advise vendors they need to obtain a permit at Warrensburg's town hall.
Vendors must not park campers or recreational vehicles on Main Street or they may be towed. Buses will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, to and from the parking lot at the county fairgrounds and Warrensburg High School as well as the parking facility at the Warrensburg firehouse off Elm Street.
Bus stops will be labeled through out the town. The chamber will only have maps of bus routes, and not have prepared handouts of where particular vendors are located.
Those churches, clubs and school groups who are sponsoring an event or outlet such as a supper, a food booth or pie sale for Garage Sale weekend, let me know by Friday at noon and I will print it in my column.
Remember the annual joint board meeting
Once a year, a joint meeting of the two local taxing authorities is held to discuss various topics and examine the potential of shared services. Such a meeting between the Warrensburg Town Board and the Warrensburg Central School board is to be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 27, in the Warrensburg High School.
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