Extended museum hours
The Warrensburgh Museum has extended its hours, just a bit, to accommodate the needs of tourists and local residents alike during the summer and fall months. They already have a small corps of volunteers (you may be one of them) who welcome visitors during open hours, but it’s tough to fill our needs. They, like all of us, have numerous demands on their time.
Volunteering is easy. What’s in it for you? First is the great satisfaction of helping preserve Warrensburg’s wonderful history, and making it available to others. You’ll also receive discounts in our Book Corner, and, if you put in 25 or more hours a year, a special treat provided by the Historical Society. (It is not necessary to be a member of the Society.)
There are two-hour shifts: Wednesdays noon-2 p.m. and 2-4 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. and Sundays 1-3 p.m. Call 623-2207 or stop by the museum during open hours.
The Baccalaureate Service for the Warrensburg Central School Class of 2013, hosted by the Clergy of the Greater Warrensburg Ministerial Association, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at the Warrensburg Free Methodist Church, 250 River St. Refreshments will be served following the service.
Sembrich teams with Opera Saratoga
The Sembrich, located at 4800 Lakeshore Dr. in Bolton Landing, announces its second concert of the season: Opera Saratoga, A Warren County Bicentennial Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $25.
This concert features the Young Artists of Opera Saratoga and pays tribute to Warren County during this bicentennial year by highlighting the operatic repertoire of two lakeshore divas, Marcella Sembrich and Louise Homer, and by recognizing the humble Warren County roots of Lake George Opera (now Opera Saratoga) at the Diamond Point Theatre, where the company debuted on July 5, 1962.
“It’s very exciting to highlight the remarkable careers of Marcella Sembrich and Louis Homer, as well as the early history of Lake George Opera, which included both standard operas and American repertoire,” said Curtis Tucker, General Director of Opera Saratoga.
Among the “standard” works featured on the program, will be selections “The Marriage of Figaro,” Cosi Fan Tutte,” “La Traviata,” “La Bohème,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Der Rosenkavalier” and “H.M.S. Pinafore.” Contemporary and American repertoire will be represented by highlights from “The Rake’s Progress,” “Street Scene,” “Little Women” and “Moby Dick.”
Warrensburgh Historical Society raffle
The Warrensburgh Historical Society will raffle two old Town Heron 9xT kayaks with paddles and life preservers. The total value is $900. Each one person kayak weighs 39 lbs. Tickets are $3 each or two for $5 the tickets can be purchased at the Warrensburgh Museum. The museum is open Wednesday noon-4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Sunday 1-3 p.m.
The raffle will take place Oct. 6, at the museum 1 p.m. The proceeds benefit the Historical society and the Museum.
Happy Birthday to Kelly Jarvis and Happy Anniversary to Jerry and Kathy Quintal.
The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Warrensburg Day July 4. With a parade starting from Fourth St and Hudson proceeding to the recreation field. Floats, civic groups and scout troops are welcome.
Contact Nancy at the chamber 623-2161 if you would like to be in the parade.
The mustache contest will also take place on July 4 at Warrensburg day. Remember a $50 cash prize will be awarded to the grower of the best mustache. To enter the contest get an application from the Chamber of Commerce office or www.warensburgchamber.com.
The Warrensburg Business alliance will hold its Taste of Warrensburg event from 5- 7 p.m. not 7-9 p.m. as stated in last week’s column.