Shop, dine, get pampered
Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Girls’ Day Out” on Saturday, Dec. 1 particularly for area women.
All are invited to attend a women’s expo in the Bolton Town Hall, shop in local stores and dine in area restaurants.
At the town hall, various services will be available, including manicures and nail art, help with make-up, photo sessions, intuitive readings, aura drawings, Reiki sessions, stand-up paddleboard demonstrations, spa pampering, and displays of Love is on Lake George products.
For every $25 you spend at Chamber member businesses, attendees will be given a chance to win a gift basket valued at $500. This offer is valid all day Saturday and until 5 p.m. Sunday. Redeem receipts at Town Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Bolton Chamber office. The raffle winner will be selected on Sunday after 5 p.m.
Holiday events slated
“Christmas in Bolton” tree lighting ceremony is to be held at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 2 in Rogers Park, 4928 Lake Shore Drive. The family-friendly free event features hay rides with Santa, caroling, holiday entertainment, and refreshments. For details, see: www.boltonchamber.com. or call 644-3831.
The upcounty region’s annual Community Christmas Cantata concert is to be held at 7 p.m. Saturday Dec. 8 in Saint Sacrament Episcopal Church, Lake Shore Drive. For details, call 494-3374. All are invited to hear the community choir harmoniously celebrate the season in this free concert.
Holiday open house set
The Lake George Land Conservancy is hosting a Holiday Open House from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the Conservancy office, 4905 Lake Shore Drive in Bolton Landing.
All are welcome to stop in to meet the staff, enjoy tasty holiday treats, see a new slide show of Lake George photographs, and learn about current projects like the Round the Lake Challenge, or availability of preserves and trails, including the newest trails at Amy’s Park, Cat and Thomas Mountains Preserve, Gull Bay Preserve and the Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob.
RSVPs are not required. For details, contact Cornelia Wells at 518-644-9673 or email her at: email@example.com.
Christmas bird count set
The Lake George Land Conservancy is again seeking volunteers to help out with Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count, set for Saturday, Dec. 15. At least a dozen local volunteers are needed to ensure a good census for the Bolton circle.
Volunteers choose to survey routes by foot, car, or boat, and submit bird counts as well as weather conditions and hours to the Conservancy, which then provides the compiled information to Audubon — which is no longer charging a participant fee.
“We’re proud to be part of this international effort,” said Sarah Hoffman of the Conservancy, who noted that the annual effort is the longest-running citizen science survey in the world.
Since 1991, the LGLC has acted as the clearinghouse of all data collected within 15-miles of Bolton Landing. On average, 1,299 individual birds are reported each year, with an average of 34 different species.
Counts are often family or community traditions that make for fascinating stories. Accuracy is assured by having new participants join an established group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher. Count volunteers follow specified routes or can arrange in advance to count the birds at home feeders inside the circle and submit the results.
The Bird Counts are conducted between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5. Data collected is employed in scientific studies and provide input for decisions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Environmental Protection Agency. Because birds are early indicators of environmental threats to habitats in North America.
Last year’s count broke records. A total of 63,223 people tallied over 60 million birds in counts held across North and South America. Anyone interested in volunteering for the Bolton Landing-area circle should contact Sarah Hoffman at 644-9673 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 7.