Children navigate the waters of Lake George during a 2012 kayaking session offered though the Bolton Recreation Department’s 'Adventure Wednesdays' series. The town agency annually offers dozens of special events, concerts, performances, field trips, sports lessons, plus fitness and craft instruction sessions as well as week-long camps focusing on soccer, basketball, dancing and the theater arts.
continued On Aug. 1 in Rogers Park, the Adirondack Shakespeare Co. presents a mini-drama of Celtic fairy tales at 7 p.m.
Two days later, the Lake George Theater Lab presents the musical “Open Season,” a collaboration between award-winning playwright Bill Cain and Manhattan actor/musicians Micah Bucey and Nicholas Williams who have been in residence here composing original music. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 in the Bolton Community Center off Edgecomb Pond Road. A talk with the crew is offered afterwards. Call 203-2600 for reservations.
Also on Aug. 3, a Las Vegas Night is to be held at the Bolton firehouse, featuring casino-style games for those 18 and older. Entry is a mere $1.
On Wednesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. through the summer, family-oriented movies are shown in Rogers Park.
On Tuesday evenings at 7:17 p.m., concerts featuring local folk, rock, country and jazz groups are presented. Next up in the series is the renowned group Matt Finley & Rio Jazz. Then on Aug. 6 is the Stony Creek Band, who have been playing their folk-rock and roots music around the east coast for nearly 40 years. The rain location is the Bolton Community Center.
If this weren't enough, the town also conducts a Summer Day Camp that features recreation and swimming, plus several field trips per week. The cost is $500 for six weeks, two of which have already passed — but several more children can be accommodated for the full fee.
Bolton Recreation Department director Michelle Huck, who grew up in town, said a robust roster of summer events and activities were an important part of life in Bolton for well more than a generation. She remembered as a child seeing Mettawee River Theatre Co. shows and enjoying town-sponsored concerts and field trips.
“A lot has been going on for many years, but I keep trying to add to the schedule,” she said. “There’s a demand for it!”
Praising Huck and the seven-member town Recreation Commission, Conover added that he’s witnessed lots of enthusiasm among children for the town’s programs.
“Kids are so excited when they show up for the sessions,” he said. “They’re thrilled with what the town offers.”