The film showing this Saturday night at the Whallonsburg Grange is “American Hustle.” It’s about 1970’s scams and scandals, very funny but loaded with confusing twists and turns. I would recommend you read a plot summary online if you don’t want to get lost in the chicanery. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $5.
Coming up at the Grange on April 4 is a concert by Scotland’s Archie Fisher and Canada’s Garnet Rogers. These two are undisputed members of folk music’s royalty and to have them performing together in Whallonsburg is something devotees and even casual fans will not want to miss. Fisher played last year at the Grange to great acclaim, and Rogers is making his first appearance here. Rogers is kind of like the folk equivalent of Neil Young in terms of popularity. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets, which you should get ASAP, are only $12. They can be purchased at Dogwood Bakery in Wadhams or from the Grange.
If you are attending an event at the Grange, please don’t park in front of Whitcomb’s Garage, which is not part of the Grange property.
Taylor Haskins, a Grammy winning trumpeter, is performing two mid-day shows on April 6 at the Essex Inn as part of a fund raising brunch for the Lakeside School. There will be a silent auction of locally donated items and reservations are required. Call the inn at 963-4400 for more information or check out the school’s website.
I put a heated bird bath last week by our feeder in the hopes of seeing bluebirds up close. So far the only customers I’ve gotten are chickadees who seem to use it mostly as a foot bath.
This year there will be no April Fool’s column, since April 1 is on a Tuesday, making the timing a problem. I admit that in years past my little jokes have caused consternation and may have upset a few people. No one wanted to change the spelling of Whallonsburg to Waylonsburg, and there was bitter disappointment that no natural gas was found at the town dump. The town did not sell the hamlet to Vermont and I’m sorry if you were taken in. It won’t happen again.