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Town Talk 12-4-2010

Warrensburgh Museum plans events

The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History will be open Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., coinciding with the Christmas in Warrensburgh fest. Light refreshments will offered.

The museum is "Dressed for the Holidays" including not only holiday decorations, but a display of holiday clothing complete with capes and muffs and overcoats. A special exhibit features vintage Lionel Train trackside accessories - on loan from a local collector.

On Saturday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., local history buff John Hastings will be signing his popular book Around Warrensburg. The edition is chock full of local historic photos and postcards. Other books are also available at the Museum for holiday shopping, along with the Warrensburgh Historical Society's 2011 Calendar featuring entertainment scenes from Warrensburg's past.

The museum and its "book nook" will continue to be open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through the holiday period.

Entrance to the Museum is at the rear of the VFW Building, 3754 Main St. Admission is always free. The museum is fully accessible for those with physical challenges.

Christmas Concert at St. Cecilia's

Courtly Music is presenting a holiday concert of acoustic recorder music at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec 4, in Saint Cecilia's church. Selections include tunes from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Admission is free all are welcome.

Retirement dinner set for Pastor Leonard

The Free Methodist Church on River St. will have a retirement tribute dinner at about noon Sunday, Dec 5, to honor Pastor Richard Leonard and his wife Ruth for their years of service to the church. Randy Phillips will preach at the 10:45 a.m. service, and all are welcome to attend say Goodbye to the Leonards.

Pastor Richard Leonard is retiring Leonard is retiring after boosting the attendance at the Free Methodist Church from around nine parishioners weekly when he started to around 90 now. The community thanks Pastor Leonard for all his years of service. All are invited to the dinner to say Farewell and Thank You to the Leonards.

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