The mountains are nearing their peak of color and trailheads are packed with the cars of hikers. The occasional sound of gunfire means hunters are getting ready for opening day of deer season. This year turkey season starts October 1 and deer season begins October 15. If you’re in the woods for hiking, jogging or mountain biking, make sure you wear bright red or blaze orange. Most hunters are in the woods at dawn and again at dusk, so hiking might be safer at mid-day. That’s especially true for the Blueberry Trails, which has been a popular hunting area for decades.
Saint Elizabeth’s Catholic Church will host its annual Harvest Dinner at the Parish Hall on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 2 to 6 p.m. They will be serving their wonderful roast beef with all the fixings that go with it. The price is $9 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Carryout dinners are also available.
Back by popular demand is the Historic Elizabethtown & Lewis Churches slide show. It will be presented at the UCC (Stone Church) on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. This is the third time for this program, which features old photos and stories by Margaret Bartley. The program is free and donations for the Stained Glass Fund are appreciated. The fund, which is managed by the Adirondack History Museum, will be used to restore the stained glass windows in the Elizabethtown Town Hall.
The hours at the Thrift Shop will change starting Oct. 10. The new times are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday hours will remain 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday will be 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The new hours will be posted on the Thrift Shop sign.
Shredding Day is coming to the Ticonderoga Credit Union on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This second Annual Shred Fest is designed to help people protect their identities. Documents will be shredded on site in a mobile shredding truck. The first ten participants will receive a free TFCU umbrella. Bring your bag or boxes of papers you want destroyed, such as old checks, bank records and medical records. In exchange for this free service, TFCU asks participants to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the local food pantries.