A few Thurman residents gathered last week at the town hall to create valentines for veterans. Among those working to spread cheer among soldiers who served our nation, were Bob Shepler (right front) and his grandchildren Robert and Colby, along with Andy Templeton (left rear) and Myrna Keeler (right rear).
A gathering of local parishioners, holding weekly meetings, are exploring a compelling spiritual question.
The Lenten Study Group at St. Sacrement Church is focusing on the theme: “The Easter Experience: What if what happened then changes everything now?”
The study sessions, a series of seven, are being held Mondays at noon, and the second session is Feb. 25 at the church rectory. All are invited to attend, according to Father Jim Loughren.
“We are very excited about this program,” he said. “ We believe it will change people’s lives.”
Also, the church’s Men’s Group meets at 8 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month, also in the church rectory.
Loughren said all men are invited regardless of religious affiliation, if any.
“The sessions offer a very positive and encouraging message each week,” he said.
St. Sacrement is also presenting family-friendly movies at church rectory at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. There’s no religious agenda, just a fun social time, Loughren said.
“These are good family movies with a positive message for all ages,” he said, inviting people to bring their own snacks and beverages. For details, contact Fr. Loughren at 644-9613 or: firstname.lastname@example.org
Outdoor activities scheduled
On Saturday Feb. 23, Up Yonda Farm environmental education center is hosting a planetarium talk at 1 p.m. which involves descriptions of ancient myths. The center is located on Rte. 9N north of Bolton Landing. Ongoing programs include snowshoe walks, bird watching, animal habitat, and presentations on solar energy as well as a tour of their nature museum, For details, see: www.upyondafarm.com. or call 644-9767.
On Saturday March 2, the Lake George Land Conservancy is holding a family snowshoe hike and animal tracking experience with naturalist Matt Walker. The free excursion is to be held between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Amy's Park. Call 644-9673 for park location and details. To registration and obtain details, see: www.lglc.org.