This is the weekend that the Chesterfield Rod and Gun Club will be hosting their annual Sportman’s Show Saturday April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 in the afternoon and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3. The show will have 40 tables with gun dealers, hunting accessories, ammo, archery, crafts, antiques and a live Birds of Prey show. Breakfast and lunch will be available and parking is free. The event will be five dollars for adults and children under twelve for free. Contact Joe Huber at 643-2651 for more details.
Also on Saturday April 26 there will be a benefit dinner for Andrea Knight at the VFW in Keeseville starting at two in the afternoon with live music by local bands as well as a live and silent auction. The benefit will help pay for her medical bills related to chronic Lyme disease. She is in need of medicine and special equipment that is not all covered by her insurance. The delicious food will include michigans and homemade French fries. The live auction will start at five in the afternoon. Those who cannot attend but wish to help can mail a check payable to Andrea Knight, addressed to 20 Mace Chasm Rd, Keeseville, NY 12944.
Champlain Area Trails is teaming up with the Essex Inn, Westport Hotel & Tavern and other local businesses to host the North Country’s first “inn-to-inn” hike on Saturday, May 3. There is a registration fee of $5/person or $10/family for the hike. The block party is free. To preregister or find more information go to the CATS website www.ChamplainAreaTrails.com or call 962-2287.
I have to thank one of my readers who recently emailed me regarding a hysterical, but very true book entitled Outwitting Squirrels. Thank you so much for the recommendation. My little devils have taken to running around my entire backyard chasing each other and generally leaving my bird feeder alone now that all the snow has melted.
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