Around Town 7-24-10

Hot weather, politics and volunteering

What will you be doing to stay cool this week? Have you been checking on your elderly neighbors or phoning them to see if they need anything when you have to go to a store? Are you staying out of politics? Ha!

This will give you time to decide on lending a helping hand to your favorite town activity! Needed will be help at the Fiddlers Jamboree, the annual House Tour, the Christmas Bazaar and Children's Party, and the yearly campaign to fill and deliver Christmas baskets. In addition there will be more activities that need assistance - watch this column for more opportunities to help! To volunteer, call 623-9305 or 623-2580.

Activities, events in Thurman

On July 6, the Thurman Youth Summer Program started as planned. There is still time to register children. In addition to a variety of activities each weekday, there are trips planned. For further details, call 623-9649.

The Thurman Quilting Group is scheduled to meet Monday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall. For more information, call 623-2633.

Free concerts are offered each Monday evening in Athol. This week, a favorite area band featuring homegrown mountain music will be performing. Bring the family to the Veterans Park in Athol to listen to or dance to the music of the "Warren County Ramblers" Monday, July 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments are available.

This week's installment of the local Movies on the Hill series will air Saturday, July 24, featuring the movie "Song of the South." All films are chosen for families to enjoy. Snacks are available at the concession stand. Event information may change, so call 623-9649 to confirm.

Writing workshop/retreat slated

Fiction Among Friends, the Adirondack Mountain Writers' Retreat, is set for Friday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 1, at Camp Dippikill, 656 Dippikill Road in Thurman.

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