Buy meals, boost football
The Warrensburg Youth Football Booster Club will be sponsoring a breakfast sale this weekend at Braley & Noxon Hardware on Main St. in Warrensburg; and a lunch and bake sale is set for the following Saturday at Curtis Lumber on River St.
The breakfast event, to be held from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday June 4, the members of the club will be serving breakfast sandwiches, donuts, coffee, and juice.
The lunch sale, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday June 11, the club will be offering hot dogs, potato chips or baked beans and cold drinks. Plenty of homemade baked goods will also be for sale. All citizens are urged to come out to support the town's youth football league.
Benefit for toddler
The family of a three-year old boy afflicted by an aggressive brain cancer has escalating financial needs, and a fundraiser is being held as a benefit to help them out.
The event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday June 18 at Fort William Henry. To donate items for an auction to be held at the event, or for more information, call Kari Russo at 260-0155.
Admission donation is $15 per person. Matthew is a 3-year-old from Queensbury that has been diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a severe form of brain cancer.
Matthew is the son of Rachel Russo Blake from Lake George, and Michael Blake from Queensbury.
Photo exhibit opens
WARRENSBURG - The innovative work of two local photographers will be on exhibit through June at Willows Bistro.
Photographers Jerry Wein and Bob Fisher are scheduled to host an artists' reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday June 10 at Willows Bistro, 3749 Main St. for the opening of their exhibit, "Darkness and Light: Adirondack Starscapes and Landscapes."
The exhibit features astro-photography by Bob Fisher of Olmstedville and unique perspectives on the nature, mountains and towns of the Adirondacks by Jerry Wein of Paradox, NY.
Long before they met in 1980, Wein and Fisher had each devoted much of their spare time to the art of photography. Wein worked primarily with black and white portraits including musicians and children.
Fisher's primary interest has centered on the night sky. He began to experiment with astro-photography in his teens after building a telescope in his basement
In the early 1980s, both Fisher and Wein became interested in exploring the Adirondacks, camping with their families and climbing many of the high peaks together, always with cameras in tow. Nature photography became a shared passion, and in pre-digital times they spent many a winter evenings teaching themselves color printing in Wein's darkroom. Wein still enjoys working in black & white, but his photographic interests have expanded to include a range of approaches to the Adirondack landscape, as well as cityscapes, poster art, and digitally enhanced experimental work.
Since 2007, Fisher's flower photos have been appearing nationally in Wildflower Magazine.
Willows hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information on the Bistro, call 504-4344.
Pines at Willows
Acclaimed author Paul Pines of Glens Falls is to be featured at 7 p.m. Thursday June 9 at Willows Bistro, Main St. in Warrensburg, as a lineup of area writers will be reading from their works.
Pines' most recent novel, "My Brother's Madness," won the Adirondack Center for Writing's "Best Book" award for nonfiction and memoir.
Pines kicks off the "Open Mic" series which ACW is sponsoring across the Adirondacks at various venues, including Northwoods Inn in Lake Placid, and the Old Forge Library, as well as Willows.
Pines is the author if several volumes of poetry, and explores the links between jazz and the written word. Jazz Times calls Pines' poetry "the music that is the lives of people." He collaborated with composer Daniel Asia to create a contemporary opera based on his novel The Tin Angel, which was praised by Publishers Weekly has said is an honest, graphic portrayal of the drug/jazz world of New York's East Village
Three other readers will present on June 9 alongside Paul - Doug Deneen of Bolton, Elisabeth "Lee" Merrett, and Megin Potter.
There is limited seating in the Bistro. A selection of menu items will be available. For details, call 504-4344 or email: PersisGranger@aol.com.
Beach Party set
For a lot of fun small-town style, don't forget the Beach Party/Luau from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday June 7 at the First Presbyterian Church on 2 Stewart Farrar St. in Warrensburg.
The free event features activities for all ages, including games, food and socializing.
Oscar's Smoke House burgers and hot dogs will be accompanied by traditional fixings. To be held behind the church, the event includes a "beach" - two wading pools, one filled with sand, and another, with water, along with beach balls, leis, and other tropical items. In case of rain, the beach will be moved indoors.
For details, call Pastor Harris at 623-2723.
With the recent increase in the Warrensburg Museum of Local History's open hours, the Warrensburgh Museum is now looking for additional volunteers to be guides - several hours of duty per month.
No prior experience is necessary, just an interest in history. A free workshop for basic guide training will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday June 18 at the museum. Prospective guides will learn about the museum's exhibits and procedures. Participants are under no obligation to serve a certain number of days or hours.
The museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays - and on the second Thursday of the month, from 6 to 8 p.m. For details, contact Steve Parisi at 623-2207 or visit the museum at 3754 Main St., in the rear of the V.F.W. Post.