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Athol-Thurman 8-7-10

Activities, events in 'Almost Heaven' country

The Warren County tourist train is once again running to Thurman. On Saturdays through Aug. 21, the train service will link up to special tour bus taking visitors to sites in Thurman. These excursions are called the Forest, Farm & Country Fixin's Escape, and will take you the Martin tree farm and sawmill, to Nettle Meadow Farm where their internationally acclaimed goat cheese is produced, then off to The Glen Lodge for lunch before returning to Thurman Station. Reserve in advance at www.thurmanstation.com or call 623-9595 before 12 p.m. Fridays.

The Thurman Station Farmers' Market is open Wednesdays from 12:30 to 5 p.m. and will be offering fresh garden vegetables, eggs, maple products, craft items and more. New items and foods are added each week. Stop by and say hello.

The John Thurman Historical Society is requesting readers' help in locating old pictures of barns that are still standing and older pictures of barns no longer in existence for their 2011 historic calendars. The deadline is Sept. 15. Call Perky at 623-9305 for details.

Get your reservation in early for the Thurman Historic House Tour which will run Saturday, Sept. 18. The tour will start with a lunch, for an optional $7, at the Thurman Town Hall at 11:45 a.m. and will be followed by a trolley ride at 12:45 p.m. to historic sites. The tour, which costs $13, is narrated. For reservations and details, call 623-2505.

On Monday, Aug. 9, the band performing in the local Concerts in the Park series will be The Bluebillies. This bluegrass and rockabilly group will be performing your favorite melodies featuring the close harmonies of Mel and Mark Guarino with John Kribs and Gary Hill. Bring the family to the Thurman town park in Athol and enjoy the free concerts. Snacks are available.

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