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Elizabethtown Column

I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July! It’s that time of year again, Families First’s Annual $10,000 Raffle! Tickets are on sale now, $20 each, with a maximum of 1200 tickets sold. The drawing will be held on E-town Day, July 20. Call 873-9544 or contact any board member to purchase your ticket.

On Friday, July 5, at 11 a.m., the Adirondack History Museum along with Ascent Wellness of Essex are offering a free demonstration of Qigong, a Chinese wellness program of gentle movement, breathing techniques and meditation. No experience is necessary, no strenuous or vigorous movements, and it’s appropriate for all fitness levels. Courtney Anderson and Brian Trzaskos will be presenting a sample of the class that will be offered for 6 weeks on Tuesday evenings beginning, July 9, through Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the Colonial Gardens at the Museum from 5 until 6 p.m.. The cost of the class is $12 each session or $75 for all six weeks. For more details email Brian or Courtney at info@ascentwellness.com.

St. Elizabeth’s Church is hosting a slide show presentation in their parish hall on Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m. by CATS, Champlain Area Trails, Executive Director Chris Maron, illustrating the natural communities found in our local environment. Following the slide show, Chris will lead a 45-minute easy hike on the Black Kettle Trail, for those interested in seeing first hand, the variations of plants and wildlife as presented in the show. This hike is free, wear comfortable clothing, shoes, and bring drinking water.

The Elizabeth Lawrence Lecture series begins on Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m., with the first lecture featuring naturalist David Thomas-Train speaking on “Fire Towers of the Adirondacks.” He will present early fire tower history and current fire tower issues of removal, retention, and restoration. Reservations are recommended, call 873-6466 or email echs@adkhistorycenter.org. The lectures are $5 for members, $8 for non-members, $30 for the full series, reserve your place.

If you are interested in having your E-town Weekend Yard Sale listed on the freemap, reserve your spot by Monday, July 15. Call the Town Hall at 873-6555. Maps will be available at Champlain National Bank, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union and the Town Hall on Thursday, July 18. Pick them up and pass them out!

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