'Burg Beautification's spring lunch
The history of the community garden movement is to be explored as Warrensburgh Beautification hosts its annual Spring Luncheon Thursday, May 5 at The Glen Lodge, state Route 28, Warrensburg.
The potluck luncheon will begin at noon, with the membership meeting at 12:30 p.m., and the presentation on community gardening following soon afterwards. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
Presenting the featured program is Enid Mastrianni, founder of Greening Glens Falls, which established two community gardens in the city. The talk is illustrated with a slide show.
All are welcome to attend. For a reservation, contact Teresa Whalen at 466-5497 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courtly Music set for Caffe Lena May 15
Baroque recorder musicians of Warrensburg's Courtly Music, an enterprise of Richie and Elaine Henzler, will be performing at the renowned Caffe Lena at 3 p.m. May 15.
This coffee house, which has hosted great folk artists including Bob Dylan, is located at 47 Phila St. in Saratoga Springs.
Courtly Music will be playing recorder music to readings of poetry of Keats, Shakespeare and others. Anne Paulson rounds out the performance with voice. Admission is $10 for adults. Children are free.
Benefit dinner for 'Hair Bear'
A fundraiser for Brian "Hair Bear" Keith will be held the afternoon of April 30 at the V.F.W. Post 4821 at 3754 Main St. in Warrensburg. Although the event starts at noon, a spaghetti dinner will be served at 4 p.m., and donations of $10 will be collected. Music will be provided by After FX deejay. A 50-50 auction is planned for the event.
The proceeds of the benefit will go to Keith to help offset debt accumulated from his recent heart attack and stroke.
Keith, a former employee of Hometown Oil, has for many years provided attentive service and helped hundreds of others out in times of need, area residents have noted. All are welcome to come out to give Keith a boost in return, they said this week.
School budget presentation May 2
The Warrensburg Central School District's 2011-2012 budget will be formally presented at 7 p.m. May 2 at Thurman Town Hall. This event is followed by a similar presentation at 7 p.m. May 9 at the Warrensburg High School, and the event will also serve as an opportunity to meet the two candidates for one open seat on the school board. Incumbent Linda Baker Marcella is challenged by Terry LeGuire. The vote for the budget and propositions is May 17 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Nemec - gone but not forgotten
Just one year ago, on April 28, community pillar George R. Nemec passed away. George was known for his ardent support of so many community efforts, and his heartfelt generosity, as well as his good humor. So many people in town think of the many hours he dedicated to Warrensburg - as a fireman, through the Chamber of Commerce, or helping out families in need. Also, George helped build a business that is a landmark in town. Our sympathies go out to his wife, Nancy Nemec, son Chris, and other family members.
Burgher Dash coming
The second annual Burgher Dash is set for May 14, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Warrensburg Elementary School. The event is being held to help raise money for the school playground project. The entry fee is $20 for adults, $10 for students, and $45 per family. The first 125 participants will receive commemorative T-shirts. The entry fee for the children's fun run is $5. To register, pick up a sign-up form at the Elementary School or contact Anne Downes at 623-4797 or: email@example.com
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