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Ti Festival Guild to host Hague Jazz Quartet

TICONDEROGA - The Hague Jazz Quartet will take the stage in the Tuesday Concert Series of the Ticonderoga Festival Guild on July 20. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. and are at the K. of C. Pavilion behind their building on Montcalm St. Parking spots are available at the Pavilion and can be reached by traveling Carnegie Place and turning right, or Tower Ave. with a left turn at the Elks Club. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

The Hague Jazz Quartet is a recent addition to the North Country music scene. Bruce Ergood, Bob Offerman, Rick Rossoff and Michael Vassallo began playing together several summers ago and then moved out for professional gigs. They appeared last summer in the Hague Park Concerts and at a Rotary fund raiser. Several years ago they presented an evening of jazz for the Guild's President's Party. On Tuesday they will present an evening of "cool" and familiar jazz favorites.

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 Northern Lake George Rotary Club. 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 518-585-7015.

Arts Trek

The Arts Trek program for children on July 21 is "Jack and the Beanstalk," the 2010 children's opera presented by the Seagle Colony.

This operatic re-telling of the classic fairy tale mixes in music from Gounod's Faust. The action-packed program, with its larger than life characters, shows that love and friendship are more important than material goods. Seagle Colony operas are fun for all ages, while providing a wonderful introduction to this art form for all children.

The sponsors of this Arts Trek are the New Horizons Club and the Ticonderoga Kiwanis Club.

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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