Among the attractions at the acclaimed Warrensburgh Museum of Local History is the model Victorian porch — complete with artifacts and clothing from bygone eras.
History buffs host holiday dinner
The annual Holiday Dinner of the Warrensburgh Historical Society will be held Friday, Dec. 7 at Lizzie Keays Restaurant, 89 River St.
A social with cash bar starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The meal includes soup or salad, breads, entree and dessert. Entree choices are Italian Stuffed Chicken, Grilled Bistro Steak, or Seafood Sampler Platter, all with choice of side and vegetable. The price of $27.95 includes tax and tip.
Reservations, including dinner choices, should be made by Dec. 3 by calling the restaurant at 504- 4043.
A review of the year's activities will be presented. The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter with feature articles, sponsors a croquet tournament and Picnic, as well as historic graveyard walks and programs of historic interest.
Also, the Society operates the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History for the Town of Warrensburg.
More than 240 members, including 40 local businesses, support the work of the Society.
On Saturday Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, the museum will be open from 10 a..m. to 4 p.m. during the Christmas in Warrensburgh fest. Refreshments will be served both days. The museum will be "Dressed For the Holidays" and this will serve as the opening of the Holiday exhibit, "Our Toys."
Many local residents have loaned their toys, many vintage, for this special show, which will run through Jan. 16. For details, call 623-2928 or see the website: www.whs12885.org/museum.html.
Concert to benefit Sandy victims
A holiday concert featuring a professional Baroque recorder ensemble, set for Sunday Dec. 9, is being held to benefit Sandy Superstorm victims as well as promote traditional seasonal cheer.
Set for 2 p.m. in St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church on Main St., the concert features the Adirondack Recorder Band & Voices. Folk, Shaker, Appalachian & early New England carols are on the playlist.
“Come, awaken your spirit with the joyful sounds,” ensemble founder Richie Henzler of Courtly Music Unlimited said in a prepared statement.
Henzler added that donations for New Yorkers displaced by the recent storm will be accepted with proceeds being forwarded to Catholic Charities USA.
For details, contact Courtly Music at: 623-2867 or: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa to visit Queen Village
Members of the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co. are hosting a visit by Santa Claus visits Warrensburg firehouse, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, handing out treats to area children in this beloved tradition.The occasion features hot chocolate, and handouts of goodies.
Presbyterians to hold holiday sale
Crafts, household goods and holiday cookies are all to be offered at the Holiday Bazaar & Friendship Tea, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Dec. 1 at First Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg, Stewart Farrar Ave. The event features not only a raffle for an afghan, but plenty of socializing along with coffee and a selection of teas.
An array of homemade Christmas cookies obtained through the event’s “Cookie Walk” will undoubtedly please area families. For details, call Mary Cranker at 623-2199.
There is a week left to see the nature photographs by Kevin Keath now on display at Richards Library in Warrensburg. The exhibit will be up through November.
Also, note there’s a chance for library patrons to have their pesky overdue-book charges help a needy family
The library’s Food for Fines promotion, sponsored by the Friends of the library, runs through Nov. 30. Patrons can pay off their overdue fines with non-perishable food donations instead of cash. Fees for loss or damage of library materials are not included in this offer.
Story Time sessions are held from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays except holidays for 3- to 5-year-olds with accompanying caregivers. These get-togethers include stories, games and crafts.
The library is now hosting a collection box for Labels for Education and a free magazine exchange. Also, for a donation of 50 cents, patrons are welcome to help themselves to a book on the second-hand book truck. For a more incredible bargain take three books for only $1.
Richards Library hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information call 623-3011.