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Elizabethtown Column

Where did August go? Let’s make the best of what’s left. The Elizabethtown Fire Department is hosting a Chicken BBQ dinner on Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon until 4 p.m. at the Fire Department on Woodruff Street. Your dinner is half BBQ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, corn on the cob, roll and beverage for $8 per person. You can eat in or take out. The proceeds benefits the Etown Fire Department and American Legion Post 551 scholarship fund awarded to Elizabethtown-Lewis students.

CATS, Champlain Area Trails is giving a Bridge Building workshop on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. If interested in learning how to build bridges with natural materials, call 962-2287 or contact the CATS office at info@champlainareatrails.com to sign up.

If you’re starting your indoor fall clean-up, Saturday is the Elizabethtown Thrift Shop collection day from 10 a.m until noon at the UCC, United Church of Christ parish hall. They are looking for all clothing, especially childrens, household items, and linens. All items should be clean and in good shape. NO electronics.

Along the thoughts of clean-up, there is an Essex County Hazardous Waste collection day on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in North Hudson on Dump Road. You must provide proof of residency other then your drivers license, to know what is acceptable, visit the Essex County website at co.essex.ny.us. For more information, contact Shannon Porter at 873-9081 or via email at sporter@northelba.org.

Those energetic people beginning any outdoor fall clean up, the next E-town open brush dump day is Saturday, Aug. 31, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Remember, only natural yard debris and NO branches over 3 inches.

The Elizabethtown Social Center is hosting a series of eight self defense classes presented by Bill Tyler of Adirondack Self Defense on Saturday, Sept. 7, space is limited, first come first served. The series is $100, with a $50 deposit due at registration, balance due at the first class. Contact the Social Center at 873-6408 or elizabethtownsocialcenter.org to register.

Take time, visit “The Human Face of the Adirondacks in the Civil War” exhibit at the Essex County History Center Museum. In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the exhibit displays historic artifacts, photographs and soldiers’ letters related to the Civil War in the Adirondacks.

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