Volunteers sought for book sale
Bolton Library’s annual book sale is coming up soon, and volunteers are now being sought to help at the event.
The sale, to feature a wide array of books and other items, is to be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday July 26 and Saturday July 27 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday July 28 at the library, 4922 Lake Shore Drive.
Those interested in volunteering are urged to call 644-2233 for details.
The sale not only will feature a wide array of books and other media, but a huge quantity of children’s books acquired from one donor.
Helen Schupp, for years a local elementary school, recently donated her collection of 2,000 children’s books to the Bolton Library when she retired in June.
Also likely to be on hand are volumes featuring children’s stories, philosophy, mysteries, science fiction and novels.
Non-fiction books on hand include history, cookbooks, biographies, self-help, and travel. Classics include novels, short stories, plays, and poetry. DVDs, books on tape or disc, music CDs, records, and audiotapes are also being offered.
Youth drama, talent show slated
There’s a tremendous lineup of concerts, performances and activities going on this week, but local families should not miss a performance at July 25 by the local youth Theater Camp, held in conjunction with a local youth talent show. The free performances start at 6:30 p.m. in Rogers Park.
The main attraction will be the premier performance of an original stage play written, staged, and performed by the Bolton Theater Camp members.
They are joined by other youth in the talent show, and local dancers, musicians, jugglers, comedians ages 5 through 18 are urged to sign up now for the show: Call 928-3176 for details and registration.
Theater, jazz presentations set
Also not to be missed is the Mettawee River Theatre Co. performing “Taliesin,” at 8 p.m. Thursday July 18. This remarkable troupe will be performing Medieval Welsh folk tale of sorcery and court intrigue, in which a child gains special powers of inspiration. This acclaimed acting group employs giant characters, plus imaginative puppets and masks.
Also a standout on the Bolton calendar is the acclaimed Matt Finley and Rio Jazz in concert at 7:15 p.m. July 30. Finley, a remarkable flugelhorn player, leads his band in playing jazz Brazilian and American style — both standards as well as originals. Rain location for concerts is the Bolton Community Center off Edgecomb Pond Road.
Farmers Market is intriguing
There are a lot of reasons to visit the Bolton Farmers market held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays through summer at Blessed Sacrament Church on Goodwin Avenue. The market features local fresh produce along with meats, fish, wine, gourmet foods, cheese, breads and baked goods, plus naturally grown meat. Live music, cooking demonstrations and local crafts complete the shopping experience, but perhaps the greatest attraction is the socializing that takes place.
For information on the market, see: www.boltonlandingfarmersmarket.com or contact market manager Penelope Jewell at 480-9118, or: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, Jane Gabriels!
A new wall-hanging “Dragonfly Pond” is now on display at the Bolton Community Center, thanks to the artistry of Bolton resident Jane Gabriels, who donated her time to create it for the town.
A reception to show appreciation for Gabriels and her work will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday July 21 at the community center off Edgecomb Pond Road, and all are invited. The artwork was made entirely of felt pieces in varied colors and replicates the view of pond from the community center. Measuring about 11 feet wide and four feet high, the wall hanging was a labor of love for Jane as it took over five months last fall and winter for to create.