Summer’s gone, but events continue
Fall has arrived, but that doesn’t mean that the local community calendar is barren.
A variety of intriguing events are occurring in the next two weeks, and here’s a quick review:
On Thursday Sept. 5, The annual “Sembrich in September” gala fundraiser is to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Chateau on The Lake, 15 Allen’s Alley. Music, wine, and edible delicacies are featured, along with a silent auction. Those attending will get a preview of The Chateau, a bed-and-breakfast operation housed in the former home of the late legendary Hugh Allen Wilson, musician extraordinaire and Sembrich board member. For details on The Sembrich gala, call 644-2431 or see: www.thesembrich.org.
On Sunday Sept. 8, area children will undoubtedly be flocking to the Bolton Central PTO’s ‘Kick-Off Carnival, set for 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the school’s upper softball field. The fundraiser features a swing ride, bounce houses, a boxing ring, jousting, slides, an obstacle course. The event also includes food and activities including a dunk tank, balloon darts, potato sack races, and water games. The fest will include live music, a deejay, balloon art, and a pie-throwing contest. All are invited to this event, which was a rousing success last year.
Also on Sept. 8, representatives of St. Sacrement Church will be conducting a drawing at Rogers Park for a winner in the church’s $10,000 cash lottery. Call 644-9613 for time and details.
On Tuesday Sept. 10, the Bolton Chamber of Commerce’s annual Auction Dinner is to be held at The Sagamore Resort. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and features silent and live auctions. Also included at the event is a drawing for a limited-edition Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle and trailer. The Chamber is selling 2, 500 tickets at $10 each, which can be purchased at the Chamber office. Call 644-3831 for reservations or details.
Adirondack Legends concert slated
An outdoor concert of traditional and contemporary Adirondack music and stories is set for 1 p.m. Sunday Sept. 15 in Rogers Park in Bolton Landing. This free concert is organized by Lake George native and folksinger Chris Shaw, and includes storytelling as well as music bred in the Adirondacks. Performers in this concert are well-known Adirondack folk musicians Chris Shaw, Dan Berggren and Bill Smith along with newcomer Alex Smith of Long Lake.
The concert features songs from the Marjorie Lansing Porter collection, along with some of the region’s earliest songs, other traditional songbooks and the performers’ own well-known original songs and stories.
Shaw, Berggren and Smith are old friends who have performed together for decades and are well-acquainted with each other’s material. Newcomer Alex Smith is a student at Saint Lawrence University who has released two albums and toured extensively. He played with Chris Shaw at Caffé Lena in Saratoga.
The rain location is Bolton Town Hall. For details on the show, call 644-2619.