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Dinner to assist Ticonderoga Festival Guild

‘Progressive Dinner’ June 12

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will mark a milestone this summer as its Arts Trek program celebrates its 30th anniversary.

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will mark a milestone this summer as its Arts Trek program celebrates its 30th anniversary.

— Six more programs will begin on July 11 with Brian Gillie and his Spirit of America in Song program. Gillie will conduct a workshop at the Heritage Museum at 9 a.m. where he will choreograph a dance with the children, which they will present at Arts Trek at 10:15 a.m.. He will also teach a vintage dance such as the Charleston to the entire Arts Trek audience.

The Seagle Music Colony will present “Little Red Riding Hood,” their children’s opera for 2012, on July 18. Debbie O’Carroll will bring the “Magic of Fitness” July 25 to the group, followed on Aug.1 by the Diane Kordas Puppets with “Sir George and the Dragon.” Mary Jo Maichack’s program, “Or Would You Like To Be A Fish?” will take place on Aug. 8 with songs and stories of creatures that live in lakes and rivers. Stan Burdick will present “Animals I Have Known,” stories and poems illustrated with giant cartoons, Aug. 15, to conclude the series.

“Arts Trek is not getting older, but better,” Burdick said. “Each year brings new artists and new kinds of programs to the stage at the pavilion. We also welcome back some old friends who give wonderful performances as well.

“Thirty years is marked by pearls,” she added. “We promise that every program this summer is a gem, a pearl in a sting of great performances over the years. The artists are enthusiastic, the programs are interactive, the whole series is just plain fun while harboring some educational facts and living ideals behind the lines.”

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will also have adult programming this summer.

The President’s Party July 25 will feature Tom O’Carroll, an Irish singer and storyteller, who is travelling to the area with his wife, Debbie, an Arts Trek performer.

Two programs will be held on Tuesdays at the Knights of Columbus pavilion — the Ti Talent Night July 31 at 7 p.m. and the Ti Community Band concert on Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

For information about the Ticonderoga Festival Guild call 585-7015.

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