TICONDEROGA - The Tuesday Concert Series of the Ticonderoga Festival Guild will present Woods Tea Company on July 13.
All concerts begin at 8 p.m. and are at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion behind their building on Montcalm Street. Parking spots are available at the pavilion and can be reached by traveling Carnegie Place and turning right or Tower Ave. with a turn left at the Elks Club.
Woods Tea Company is a favorite performing ensemble in the area. Based in Vermont, the acoustic group is made up of Howard Wooden, Mike Lussen, Tom MacKenzie and Patti Casey. Their program features Celtic and bluegrass tunes, sea chanteys and American folk songs, all sprinkled with droll humor. After building its reputation in New England, Woods Tea Company toured on the national circuit, including Lincoln Center, the Chatauqua Institute, and appearances on PBS and NPR.
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.
Refreshments will be sold at the snack bar by members of the Knights of Columbus.
Sponsor for the evening concert is Judy Schmitt. 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 585-7015.
The Arts Trek program for children on July 14 is "Mother Earth," as portrayed by Kitty Jones. Jones will present a workshop at the Heritage Museum at 9 a.m. and begin the Guild program at 10:15 a.m.
Respect for the Earth and local ecosystems is whimsically, yet sensitively, depicted in the program. Fairies, frogs and wildflowers join in the celebration. Jones is a master of audience participation and uses many audience members to help tell her stories. Jones has appeared many times at Arts Trek; this is the second collaboration of the Heritage Museum and the Festival Guild in presenting themed and fun programming for children in Ticonderoga.
The sponsors of this Arts Trek are the Carillon Garden Club and National Grid.
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.