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Chester Library to hold lecture series

CHESTER — The Friends of the Town of Chester Library Lecture Series will host “Native Americans in the Adirondacks” with Joseph Bruchac at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the library. The event is free. For more info, call 518-494-5384.

Historian talk flight in Warren County

QUEENSBURY — The Warren County Historical Society will hold an evening with Queensbury Town Historian Joan Aldous at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 42 Ridge St.

“Flight in Warren County, NY,” uses the photography collection of local aviationist and craftsman Francis Poutre to tell the story of the people and aircraft that brought aviation to Warren County.

Aside from being the Queensbury Town Historian, Joan Aldous is also a retired educator, Trustee of Warren County Historical Society, a founding member and officer of the Adirondack Civil War Roundtable, co-author with son, Kenneth E. Aldous, of the Civil War chapter of the History of Warren County, editor of “The Civil War Letters of Albert E. Higley” as well as a genealogist and family historian. Aldous speaks frequently on the Civil War, cemeteries and local history.

Light refreshments will be served following the presentation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Warren County Historical Society at 518-743-0734.

Quilt group does community project

THURMAN — Each year, the Thurman Quilt Group, established in 2001, chooses a community oriented project to work on.

This year, the ladies decided to make small quilts to wrap stuffed toys which will be given to the warren County Sheriff’s Department and the local State Police, to be carried in their vehicles to be handed out to children in crisis situations (such as auto accidents, domestic disturbance, home fires, etc.). Some toys were donated by the United Methodist Church of Warrensburg as well as members of the quilt club.

In past years, the quilt group has made quilts for the Quilts for Kids Organization in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma tornado victims and Gulf Coast hurricane victims, as well as pillow cases for the Children’s Cancer Unit of Albany Medical Center. Other years, many items were made for the holiday baskets distributed to the shut-ins in the town of Thurman. These items included pot holders, hanging hand towels, dish towels and cloths.

The Thurman Quilt Group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the Thurman town hall. Anyone wishing to join to learn quilting or bring knowledge to the group is welcome.

Members of the Thurman Quilt Group include Carole Hoover, left, Avis Russell, Gail Needham and Dawn Freligh. Missing from the picture are Carol Rounds and Sue Shepler, who also worked on the project.

Photography exhibit comes to Slate Valley

GRANVILLE — Explore the natural beauty of slate across the region through the powerful photographs of local artist and outdoor enthusiast Chuck Helfer at a special reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water St.

Helfer’s exhibit “Slate-Scapes will be on display through mid-November.

Helfer has lived in Poultney, Vermont for 15 years following his retirement as a federal employee from national service programs such as the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps. He grew up around gold mining in the California deserts and began carrying a film camera as a teen. Since living in Vermont, he has been an active photographer, producing images for nonprofit and governmental agencies such as The Nature Conservancy, Vermont State Historical Parks and the National Park Service.

The museum will offer visitors the opportunity to purchase reproductions of the photographs. This exhibit was made possible by the generosity of New England Slate Company and the Vermont Slate Quarry Association. For more information, visit slatevalleymuseum.org.

Moreau will turn teal this month

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — The Village of South Glens Falls and the Town of Moreau will “Turn the Town Teal” for the month of September. Turn the Town Teal is a national campaign to create awareness of ovarian cancer and its subtle symptoms and risk factors. Volunteers will tie teal ribbons (which are biodegradable and made in the U.S.) in stores, businesses and public spaces. The ribbons went up Sept. 1 and will be taken down no later than Oct. 1.

There is no early detection test for ovarian cancer, which is why women and men need to be aware of the symptoms. If ovarian cancer is detected in the early stages, the survival rate is 90-95 percent, which is why this awareness campaign is so very critical.

If there are businesses in the Village of South Glens Falls or Town of Moreau that would like to display a ribbon, call Jeanne Gutheil or Vanessa Ross at the Moreau Community Center at 518-792-6007, ext. 13 or 18. The center is also looking for volunteers to help distribute the ribbons.

For more information on this national campaign, visit www.turnthetownsteal.org.

Cambridge library hosts three events

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Public Library will hold an Alzheimer’s Association workshop, “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body,” at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 21 W. Main St. The workshop will present research in the area of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement and how to use hands-on tools to help incorporate these into a healthy aging plan.

The library will also hold an exhibit by Erik Schlimmer titled, “Why is That Thing Over There Called That?” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the library. The award-winning author and educator will share some of his photos of the Adirondack Mountain range, as well as what his extensive research has revealed about place names along the Trans-Adirondack Route. The 45-minute program will be followed by a 15-minute question and answer session.

The library will also host an education enrichment program titled, “Lights on Learning Education Enrichment: Journal Making,” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the library. This program is designed to instill a love of learning in children of all ages. Participants will be creating their own journals to use during monthly literature lessons. For more information, contact the library at 518-677-2443 or cbecker@sals.edu.

Chestertown library trustees to meet

CHESTERTOWN — The Chestertown Library Board of Trustees Meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Chester Library. For more information, call 518-494-5384.

Bruce Carroll to perform at church

QUEENSBURY — Recording artist/songwriter/guitarist Bruce Carroll will present a Christian music concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Oneida Community Church, 197 Sunnyside Road. He will sing and play gospel songs, including many of his own.

Carroll began his music career at age 12, performing in a trio with his siblings and then playing folk music at venues in Texas. After moving to Nashville, he signed with Word Records and released several Christian music albums.

Carroll has won seven Dove Awards. Two of his recordings, “The Great Exchange” and “Sometimes Miracles Hide,” won Grammy Awards for Best Southern Gospel. Over his career, Bruce has released 10 solo albums. His newest album, entitled “Now and Then” was recently released and is available at his website, www.brucecarroll.com.

Carroll has written songs for Compassion International and From The Heart Ministries. He has also been inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame. Bruce and his wife, Nikki, base their ministries out of Tennessee, both traveling, performing, leading worship and speaking on marriage.

The Rev. Mark S. Bailey, pastor of Oneida Community Church, invites the public to attend this concert, sponsored by WNGN radio concert series. Light refreshments will be served. There is no door charge. A free-will love offering will be taken. For more information, call the church phone at 745-8611">518-745-8611 or 518-793-2276, or email mbailey90@gmail.com.

Lieberum to speak on erosion, mitigation

WARRENSBURG — Jim Lieberum will speak about “Erosion and Mitigation – a Historic Perspective” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, 3754 Main St., the building with the murals. The topic is of increasing interest in a world with excessive rainfall, drought and, sometimes, overdevelopment.

Lieberum, district manager of Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District’s office, is also a certified professional in Erosion and Sediment Control. He has been directly involved in related projects throughout the county.

Hazard mitigation has been around since the beginning of civilization. However, throughout history, thoughts, perceptions and various methods of protecting homes and communities have been tried and changed. This presentation will define what hazard mitigation is, how it has been managed and what residents and their communities can do in today’s world.

There will be refreshments. The museum opens at 1 p.m. Parking and entrance are at the rear of the building. Admission is always free. The program is sponsored by Warrensburgh Historical Society.

Church to serve up chicken and biscuits

QUEENSBURY — West Mountain Community Church will hold a chicken and biscuit supper at 5 p.m. Saturday at 3 Aviation Road Ext. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, carrots, coleslaw and pie for dessert. Dinner costs $10. For reservations or to order a takeout dinner, call 518-793-9196.

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Hometown is compiled by Gretta Hochsprung, ghochsprung@poststar.com.

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