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Upcoming Events - 03/06/2014

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - Updated: 6:52 PM

-- Nellis Tavern benefit antique show held at Arkell Museum March 8

CANAJOHARIE -- On Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Arkell Museum will once again host an antique show benefitting the 1747 Nellis Tavern. Admission is $4. A combo ticket including entry into the show and museum galleries is $7.

A variety of antiques and collectables will be available including paintings, glassware, postcards, jewelry, books, china, quilts, coverlets, and some furniture. 

There will also be an appraiser on site, determining the value of any two items for $5. Homemade food, prepared and sold by tavern trustees, will include soups, sandwiches and desserts.

All proceeds from this show will be used for the continued restoration and maintenance of Nellis Tavern. Visit the website at palatinesettlementsociety.org, or call Donna Reston at 843-1601 for more information.

-- Appalachian Trail hike story to be featured at AMC meeting March 12

GLOVERSVILLE -- The local Foothills Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Gloversville Senior Center at 53 Church Street. The public is invited to attend the meeting, during which a presentation on hiking the Appalachian Trail with Greg and Mary Ann Charon will be given.

The couple, later to be known as “Tree Trunk” and “Manula”, began their approximate 2,180 mile journey on the Appalachian Trail on March 31, 2012 at Amicalola Falls, Georgia.  

Both are experienced hikers in the Adirondacks, but were not accustomed to long  hikes such as this. After months of preparation, the highly anticipated adventure began and was completed on Mount Katahdin, Maine on Sept. 25, 2012. They are thrilled to be able to share their trail stories and photographs.

In April, a presentation by Fred Breglia, “Tree Man”, ISA certified arborist and executive director of the Landis Arboretum, will be given. Breglia will speak on trees with a follow-up date for a short hike to the old growth forest at the Landis Arboretum in Esperance (landisarboretum.org).

Fred will offer a PowerPoint presentation and bring materials including wood samples from old growth sites that he has worked in with tree cross sections and increment borings, measuring tools, and survey maps. 

Group meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Gloversville Senior Center. New members are always welcome.

-- Fort Plain Autism/Special Needs Support Group to meet March 19

FORT PLAIN -- On March 19 at 6:30 p.m., the Fort Plain Autism/Special Needs Support Group will be meeting at the United Methodist Church of Fort Plain located at 39 Center Street and Lydius. The workshop will focus on "Assistive Technologies and IEP" with Layna Maher, Advocacy Specialist, from NYS Justice Center.

Parents, guardians, family members, educators, therapists, students, Pastors and Sunday School teachers, Scout leaders and the community are welcomed to come and learn, discover, support, share, promote and network with professionals and other parents. Respite/Sitter provided by Liberty ARC.

A minimum is required and you may bring a friend or two. For reservations, call (315) 429-3154 or email lprt30@hotmail.com. For more information, call (315) 823-0327.

-- Driver education pre-licensing course at CHS March 20

CANAJOHARIE -- A driver education pre-licensing course will be held at the Canajoharie High School on Thursday, March 20, from 4-9 p.m. Pre-registration is required by sending a check or money order payable to Canajoharie Central School, c/o Pat Van Heusen, Canajoharie Central School, 136 Scholastic Way, Canajoharie, NY 13317.

This course fulfills the New York State law requiring proof of satisfactory completion of five hours of classroom driver training and highway safety instruction prior to the issuing of a license. All persons enrolled must bring their learner's permit. The fee for the course is $20.

-- Drama club to present the Wizard of Oz March 28-30

CANAJOHARIE -- The Fort Plain-Canajoharie Drama Club will present The Wizard of Oz on March 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. and March 30 at 2 p.m. at the Canajoharie High School. 

This classic tale tells the story of Dorothy and the friends she finds “somewhere over the rainbow.” The show features all of the songs that will be familiar to audiences from the movie version.

The Wizard of Oz stars Maddi St. John as Dorothy, Jordan Hurd as Scarecrow, Noah Warner as Tin Man and AJ Sullivan as Scarecrow.

Also starring are Zoe D’Arcangelis as the Good Witch, Brianna Swartz as the Wicked Witch, Josh Cechnicki as the Great Oz, and Kenny Travis as the Mayor of Munchkinland.  

The show features 41 students ranging in age from third through 12th grade. The director is Will Ryan, assisted by Lauri Broady. Julieanne Sincavage and Norma Bowley serve as musical directors and will lead a very talented orchestra of faculty, college and high school students. Michael Broady manages the set and stage, along with a crew of three adults and three students, and provides technical support on lights and sound.

The Wizard of Oz is presented in two acts and there will be an intermission with refreshments for sale. Admission is $6, senior citizens are $4, and children under 10 are free.

-- Benefit for Rosie Frasier to be held April 5

FORT PLAIN -- A benefit for Rosie Frasier, currently being treated for cancer, will be held April 5 at the South Minden Fire Department, Route 163, Fort Plain. The event, beginning at noon, will feature a chicken barbecue, a D.J., raffles (including a 50/50), a live auction, bake sale, and Chinese auction. A donation of $10 is required for entry. For more information, contact Deb Darrow at (518) 568-2514, Charmaine Dingman at (518) 993-5075, or Joan Hyney at (518) 993-3151.

     

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