Elizabethtown Column

Can you believe it’s August! If you want to kick it off to a great start sign up for one of CATS, Champlain Area Trails Fridays on the Trail project hikes. Every Friday beginning at 1 p.m. CATS volunteers will gather to work on trails, anyone interested call 962-2287 or email info@champlainareatrails.com to find out directions for the next project. Each hiker should bring their own gloves, tools and drinking water.

Friday night, Aug. 2, ladies get your weekend started at the Cobble Hill Inn, it’s a Ladies Night DJ Dance Party beginning at 10 p.m. Come join the fun.

The 165th Annual Essex County Fair is going strong, opening each day at 10 a.m. through Sunday, Aug. 4. Fireworks are Friday night, if you want the full schedule check out their website at www.essexcountyfair.org. Daily admission is $10 each, which includes parking, rides and some shows. Pick up a Fair Hand Book to enter any of the various contests.

On Saturday, Aug. 3, paddle the Boquet River from the Wadhams Falls south, with BRASS, Boquet River Association board member Schell McKinley. If interested, bring your own watercraft, paddles and personal flotation device, meet at the Dogwood Bakery at 10 a.m. Call Schell at 962-8346, for any additional information and sign up.

Sunday, Aug. 4, at 7:30 p.m. there’s a benefit concert at Meadowmount School of Music presenting the “World Premier of Kenneth Frazelle’s Triple Concerto”, featuring James Ehnes, Robert DeMaine, and Meadowmount Director Eric Larsen. Admission is adults $20, students/ senior citizens $10. The last concert of the summer season is Wednesday, Aug. 7.

The Essex County “Back to School” vaccination clinic schedule for Elizabethtown begins on Monday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., then again on Thursday, Aug. 8. Call 873-3500 for an appointment.

Tuesday, Aug. 6, Brent Vosburg will give a presentation on “Company H and the New York Fifth Calvary Regiment” as part of the Elizabeth Lawrence Summer Lecture Series at the Adirondack History Center Museum at 7 p.m. The lecture is $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

The Depot Theatre’s production of “Boeing-Boeing” a farce written by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans, last show is on Sunday, Aug. 4. For more information call 962-4449 or contact the boxoffice@depottheatre.org.

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