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Mountain music to reign at Fiddlers Jamboree

Bring along your partner and join in an old country hoedown at the Annual Fiddlers Jamboree in Athol which is set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12. There will be bluegrass and fiddle music all day Saturday, and more Sunday, presented by some acclaimed musicians.

Bring your musical instrument and join in the fun. There will be open mic, a breakfast sponsored by the Thurman Fire Co., a food booth, round and square dancing and impromptu field pickin'. You may want to bring a chair. On Sunday, gospel music will prevail, so bring your best singing voices and join in an afternoon of singspiration. The weekend event includes impromptu workshops on learning new licks on the fiddle, banjo, dulcimer, guitar, mandolin and bass, we hear. Stringed instrument repair by skilled artisans will be available Saturday. Crafts to be on display include traditional skills.

Admission will be easy on the wallet, costing only $7 for Saturday, and free-will donations collected Sunday. Those with questions on the Jamboree, call 623-9961.

Driver safety course scheduled

A class for safe, defensive driving is to be held in Thurman from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15, at the town hall. This class will give folks a discount on their auto insurance. Participants must pre-register by Sept. 7, by calling 623-9425 and and then bring your drivers license and a bag lunch. Coffee will be available. The class is open to folks age 45 and older The cost will be $12 for members of the Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club, which is sponsoring this class, and $14 for non-members.

Events, activities in the North Country

The John Thurman Historical Society will meet Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the town hall at 7 p.m. Special speaker Martha Strodel will be joined by others from the Warren County Historical Society to talk about the new book offering new perspectives on the history of the county. As always, meetings are open to the public.

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