Summer lecture series set
Rensselaer’s Darrin Fresh Water Institute is hosting a series of free evening presentations on the natural and cultural history of Lake George and the Adirondacks.
The Bolton Historical Society is jointly sponsoring this series along with the Institute, located on Rt 9N in Bolton Landing,
On Monday July 29 at 7:30 p.m., local resident Sally Defty will present “Passionate Pursuits: William Keeney Bixby: Industrialist, Collector, Philanthropist.”
On Monday Aug. 5, Anthony DeFranco of Hague, a professional landscaper, will offer a presentation “Rain Gardens to Shoreline Buffers – The How and Why” at 7:30 p.m.
Bolton to host varied events
A wide variety of interesting materials is to be found at Bolton Library’s Gigantic Book Sale, to be held Friday July 26 through Sunday July 28, under the tent at the library.
A vocal recital at The Sembrich studio is to be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday July 27. Titled “Verdi and Wagner: The Unity of Opposites,” the concert features Viktor Antipenko, tenor, and Alexandre Tchaplinsky, piano. Admission is $25. See: www.thesembrich.org for a full list of upcoming events.
On Tuesday, July 30 from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m., the acclaimed group Matt Finley and Rio Jazz is performing a free concert in Rogers Park. Finley, a multi-instrumentalist and composer, is an accomplished flugelhorn player with decades of experience in the jazz world. Among the many instruments he plays are the saxophone, flute and vibraphone.
The series of free movies in Rogers Park continues on Wednesday, July 31 with Akeelah and the Bee, starting at 8:30 p.m.. The rain location is the Bolton Town Hall.
Bolton’s Antiques & Collectibles Show and Sale is to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from Friday July 26 through Sunday July 28 in Rogers Park, and there is likely to be a wide array of intriguing items for sale. The proceeds go to the Bolton Library.
A free program “Expanding the Visual Experience” which explores the fundamentals of art appreciation is to be presented by Richard Stout at 7 p.m. Wednesday July 31 at the Lake George Land Conservancy in Bolton Landing. Stout often lectures on art history to community groups. He also writes art reviews.
Bolton Seniors plan activities
Adults from Bolton Landing and surrounding communities are welcome to sign up for upcoming trips at 10 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 7 at the Bolton Senior Center. The sign-up session is followed by a short business meeting at 10:15 a.m. of the Bolton Seniors Club. Afterwards, Don Engels will follow with a slide show of Egyptian pyramids. Lunch will be offered at the Bolton meal site.
One of the upcoming trips is the Hayfield Erie Canal Cruise on Thursday, Aug. 8, which includes a stopoff at the Herkimer Diamond Mines, a source of quartz that has unique characteristics. The cost of $64 includes lunch. For details, contact Al Franz at 644-2033.
Upcoming events also a trip to see the musical “The Wiz” presented on Thursday Aug. 1 by the Lake George Youth Theatre: The show is $10, and lunch following is $4. Contact Wilma at 644-2585 or Pat at 644-9359 for a reservation.