Annie and the Hedonists to make appearance

TICONDEROGA - The Tuesday Concert Series of the Ticonderoga Festival Guild will present Annie and the Hedonists at 8 p.m. on Aug. 4 under the tent on the Town Green.

Annie and the Hedonists is a band with a great lead singer and tight harmonies, covering an eclectic mix of acoustic folk, torchy blues, standards, bluegrass, gospel, labor ballads and early jazz. They were named the Metroland 2008 Best Acoustic Band. Members are Annie Rosen, lead vocals; Jonny Rosesn, guitar and vocals; Steve Fry, mandolin, trumpet, guitar, keyboard and vocals; and Betsy Fry, bass and vocals

Tickets for the concerts are $10 for adults and $5 for students, available at the entrance and at Rathbun Jewelers on Montcalm Street in Ticonderoga. Those who attend should bring their own lawn chairs. Refreshments will be provided at intermission.

Sponsors for the evening concert are John and Joanne Brown and Cyril and Jerry Treadway. The Festival Guild is supported by grants from the New York Council on the Arts, by donations from area businesses and by memberships from local residents and visitors. Information is available at 585-6716.

Arts Trek

The Arts Trek program for children on Aug. 5 will be "Bully Busters," presented by the Puppet People at 10:15 a.m.

Puppets named SUFY, SUFO, TAGU AND Morticia LeMonstra help children learn how to deal with bullies. Michelle Smith-Carrigan and Mark Carrigan, co-founders and owners of Puppet People, have put together a new program that has not yet appeared on the Festival Guild stage.

The sponsors of this Arts Trek are the Ticonderoga Elks and Glens Falls National Bank.

The Arts Treks are supported by grants from the Southern Lake Champlain Trust, the International Paper Foundation, the Essex County Division of Youth, the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks, by a donation from Stewart's Shops, and by individual donors.

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