Talk topic: reaching out to youth
Warren County is very fortunate to have youth advocate Irv West adopt Thurman as his home.
For decades, he has worked tirelessly to inspire at-risk youth — which some people in our society turn their backs on — to follow a new fulfilling path in life.
He also possesses of knowledge on how to reach out and communicate with youth — that may simply be obstinate, or perhaps dealing with critical issues that may not be apparent.
Recently, he chronicled much of his experience in a book, “Breaking the Rules,” which details his fresh approach of building of the strength and courage of struggling youth, rather than being adversarial with them by enacting needless rules, or trying to impose one’s will on their lives. We hear the book is full of concrete examples, drawn from his personal experiences.
This week West will be offering a parenting session and a book-signing event, both at Crandall Library, Glens St., Glens Falls.
The first is the book-signing, accompanied by a talk on Monday Dec. 11 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The parenting workshop is to be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. For details, see: www.youthadvocate.net.
All are welcome to both sessions.
Museum open during local fest
Just a reminder — This Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, the Warrensburgh Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Christmas in Warrensburgh festival. Refreshments will be served both days.
The weekend features the opening of the museum’s holiday exhibit, "Our Toys" which promises to be a lot of fun. The exhibit includes toys and games from the 1920s into the 1980s. As always, Museum admission is free. For details, contact the museum at 623-2928 or check out the website at www.whs12885.org/museum.html.
Also, reservations are due by Monday, Dec. 3 for the annual Holiday Dinner of the Warrensburgh Historical Society. The event is to be held Friday, Dec. 7 at Lizzie Keays Restaurant, 89 River St. For reservations, contact the restaurant at 504-4043. Entree choices are Italian Stuffed Chicken, Grilled Bistro Steak, or Seafood Sampler Platter. The price of $28 includes tax and tip. All are welcome.
Free Methodist events scheduled
As a special event held in conjunction with Christmas in Warrensburgh, a holiday concert featuring the Oak Ridge Men’s Quartet is set for 7 p.m. Saturday Dec. 1 at the Warrensburg Free Methodist Church, 250 River St. This talented group hails from the Herkimer Free Methodist Church.
On Saturday Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., the Warrensburg Free Methodist Church is presenting a concert titled “Inspirational Melodies of Christmas” featuring Kristi-McNight Matthews. A gathering with Christmas treats follows the concert.
On Sunday Dec. 16, a Christmas celebration program will be offered featuring children’s skit plus inspirational music by Hearts in Harmony, The event begins at 10:45 a.m.in the church.
Then on Dec. 24, the church is hosting their annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 pm. For details, call Pastor Nancy at 623-3023 or 793-3020.
Luncheon features fashion show
The annual Johnsburg Library Ladies Luncheon is to be held at noon Monday Dec. 10 at The Inn at Gore. Featured is not only a fashion show, but a silent auction. The event is a fundraiser for the North Country Outreach Center. All attending are asked to bring a canned good or toiletry item.
To register, call the Johnsburg Library at 251-4343.