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Festivities under way in Bolton

Considering all the activities happening in and around Rogers Park, this weekend really serves as the kick-off for summer.

Fireworks will headline Bolton’s Independence Day celebration on Thursday, July 4. The celebration begins at 7 p.m. with professional deejay entertainment, a magician/juggler, glow sticks and raffle baskets. This annual family-oriented festival is sponsored by Bolton Landing Business Association.

A series of free events in Rogers Park features one of Bolton’s annual favorites acts, Mindmajik, a fun hypnosis performance set for Friday, July 5 at 8:30 p.m..

Then on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rogers Park hosts the Arts & Crafts Festival held for the last several decades by the Bolton Landing Emergency Squad. A total of 35 or so vendors of fine craftworks and art will be demonstrating and selling their work in this ever-popular event.

Then on Tuesday, July 9 at 7:15 p.m., the group Vivid will perform as part of the Concert in the Park series. Admission is free to all these events. Movies are back too, with visitors and residents undoubtedly enjoying a free outdoor screening of Hotel Transylvania on Wednesday, July 10 at 8:30 p.m.

During many of these activities in Rogers Park, the Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce will be offering chances to win a brand new Limited Edition Harley Sportster and trailer in a drawing. Only 2,500 raffle tickets are to be sold for $10 apiece.

Art Talks return for 2013

Lake George Land Conservancy presents an Art Talk with famed Adirondack landscape photographer Carl Heilman on Wednesday, July 10 at 8 p.m. at the Conservancy’s office, 4905 Lake Shore Dr. There’s no charge for this presentation of Heilman’s acclaimed work.

News from The Sembrich

The Sembrich Opera Studio and Museum presents Music from Salem at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m at the Museum, and the film “Moonrise Kingdom” featuring music of Benjamin Britten will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 8 in the Bolton Free Library — and there’s free admission. There will also be a studio talk, The Operas of Benjamin Britten,” on Tuesday July 9 at 1:30 p.m. for $10 at The Sembrich Studio.

St. Sacrement’s lottery under way

Tickets are now available for the Church of St. Sacrement’s annual lottery. Only 200 tickets will be sold at $100 each. $10,000 will be awarded to the holder of the winning ticket. $5,000 will be donated to the Bolton Historical Society, and $5,000 will be retained by the church for improvements to buildings and grounds. The public is welcome to be present when the drawing occurs Sunday, Sept. 1 in Rogers Park, but attendance is not necessary. To purchase tickets may contact this year’s co-chairs Jennifer Scheiber at 668-5566 or Leona French at 668-9201.

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