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Farm tours set in Washington County

During the month of June, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County is taking community members to the farm. Visit a dairy, hopyard, beef farm and creamery to learn from a community of Washington County farmers how they produce food to your table. Each location will give the group a behind-the-scenes tour of its operation and answer questions. Farm tours are free and available to anyone in the county or region.

Pre-registration is required as there are limited spots available. Go to http://washington.cce.cornell.edu/events to RSVP. For questions, contact CCE of Washington County at 518-746-2560.

Society to fundraise at Cooper’s Cave

GLENS FALLS — The Warren County Historical Society is having a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Cooper’s Cave Ale Company, 2 Sagamore St. Fifteen percent of the money raised will be given to the society. Diners for the benefit must announce themselves to the server. For more information, contact the historical society at 518-743-0734.

Granville to host opioid crisis forum

GRANVILLE — The Granville Central School District Board of Education, in conjunction with Washington County District Attorney Tony Jordan, will host an informational meeting to discuss the opioid crisis in Washington County at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jr./Sr. high school auditorium. The public is invited to attend.

Marketing assistance workshop for farmers

EASTON — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County is hosting a series of marketing workshops from 6 to 8 p.m. on select dates from June 4 to Oct. 8 at the Washington County Fairgrounds to help the region’s farmers and food producers have a stronger presence in the marketplace and sell more product. The series of workshops, which will cover a variety of topics related to marketing, are free and open to the public.

The workshops will be led by CCE’s two new agriculture marketing specialists: Jessica Ziehm and Rebecca Breese. The two-hour sessions will also include a panel of local business people who will share first-hand experiences and knowledge on the subject. Pre-registration is not required, but highly encouraged. From communication strategies to assistance with technology, attendees will be armed with the resources and know-how to be more successful with the time and resources they dedicate to marketing their product.

To register for one or more of the following workshops, call CCE of Washington County at 518-746-2560.

Lake George library to discuss Medicare

LAKE GEORGE — The Caldwell-Lake George Library will host a Medicare 101 Seminar, presented by CDPHP, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 336 Canada St. Representatives from CDPHP will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns in regard to Medicare. This informational presentation will cover the Medicare basics including:

  • What is Medicare;
  • Different Parts of Medicare;
  • Medicare enrollment process;
  • Typical Costs; and
  • Prescription Drug Coverage.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to reserve space, contact the library at 518-668-2528.

Vendors wanted for Fort Ann barbecue

FORT ANN — The West Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Co. is looking for vendors for its chicken barbecue to take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15 at 49 Joe Green Road. The vendor fair will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call Marcia at 518-338-3496 or Patty at 518-338-3496.

Masonic Lodge to host blood drive

QUEENSBURY — The Queensbury Masonic Lodge and Historical Association will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 15 Burke Drive.

The Masonic Lodge will host its famous North Carolina-style Pig Roast from noon to 5 p.m. June 15. Dinners cost $10 per adult and $5 per child. Dinner includes pulled pork, salads, beans, hotdogs, rolls, beverages and dessert. The funds raised will benefit projects such as the Masonic Medical Research Institute in Utica and other charitable causes.

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Plant sale to be held Saturday at Ski Bowl

NORTH CREEK — The annual Ski Bowl Community Garden Plant Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ski Bowl Park. The sale will feature zone 3 and 4 perennials dug from area gardens, a few shrubs, herbs and houseplants, plus planting advice. Most plants cost $1-$4. Pollinator wildflower seeds are free. All proceeds benefit The Ski Bowl Community Garden and local beautification efforts. Call Judy Brown at 518-251-3368 for more information or to donate plants.

Cambridge school band to hold concert

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Central School District bands will perform the annual spring concert at 6 p.m. Monday in the school auditorium. Music to be performed include pop hits such as “Feel It Still” and “Carry on Wayward Son,” as well as jazz music by both the elementary and junior high bands. There will also be solo performances and senior recognition.

Host families needed for festival musicians

LAKE GEORGE — The Lake George Music Festival is searching for area homes interested in becoming host families for its musicians coming Aug. 11-23. All homes in the Lake George, Queensbury, Diamond Point, Cleverdale areas will be considered.

Every August, families in the Lake George area open their homes to Lake George Music Festival musicians. While some hosts are festival volunteers or board members, many are local residents who love music and musicians.

Hosts are recruited throughout the year and are matched with guests in August. Musicians are responsible for their own transportation and meals during their stay. Some hosts like to invite their guests to join them for meals when possible, but this is not required. Hosts provide a place to sleep and practice.

Close to 50 young professional musicians ages 21-35 will be in residence. They will represent dozens of professional orchestras and top music conservatories from around the United States. As part of the 2019 festival, they will present 14 days of live concerts, open rehearsals, interactive workshops, and outreach events to the Lake George community.

For more information, call Alexander Lombard at 518-791-5089 or email info@lakegeorgemusicfestival.com.

Museum is hosting vintage map exhibit

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — The Moreau and South Glens Falls Historical Society recently opened “A History in Maps,” an exhibition of vintage maps, many dating from the mid-1800s.

On display in the main floor areas of Parks-Bentley Place in South Glens Falls, the exhibition offers an interesting look at the growth of the United States with several of the large maps depicting states whose outline is much different from current day maps.

The exhibition also includes vintage geography books from the early-1900s as well as other maps. All will be on display through the end of June. Parks-Bentley is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays for the duration of the free exhibition, and tours of the house and property are also available during open hours.

For more information about Parks-Bentley Place, visit www.parksbentleyplace.org.

Gala to step back in time with Chaplin

GLENS FALLS — The Warren County Historical Society will hold its third annual Gala, “A Step Back in Time with Charlie Chaplin,” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. June 4 at The Park Theater, 14 Park St. The event will feature two short silent movies and music provided by Ben Model, a silent film musician and movie historian. A buffet dinner by Doc’s will be served, and a cash bar will be available.

Tickets are $45 each and are available at the Warren County Historical Society, 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury. Reservations are requested by May 30. Call 518-743-0734 or email mail@wcnyhs.org.

Car wash and bake sale fundraiser set

NORTH RIVER — The North River United Methodist Church will hold a Car wash and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the North River Volunteer Firehouse, 13th Lake Road. Cost of the car wash is $8 for cars and $10 for trucks. Proceeds from this event will be used for general operating expenses. For more information, contact Roxy Freebern at 518-251-4129.

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Hometown is compiled by Gretta Hochsprung. If you’d like to let her know about an upcoming event, email ghochsprung@poststar.com or call 518-742-3206.

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