Elizabethtown Column

The Pleasant Valley Chorale’s Spring Concert is this weekend. Friday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Essex Community Church, then on Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Christ (UCC) in Elizabethtown. The program will be a presentation of Great Sacred Choruses from composers Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Faure, Mozart and Haydn under the direction of Susan Forney Hughes, accompanied by Mary Lu Kirsty on piano and organ. Admission is FREE, but donations are welcome at the door.

Champlain Area Trails (CATS), continues to clean up and prepare the trails for summer hiking. They are looking for volunteers for a trail project on Saturday, May 18, meet at the Black Kettle Trail head, on Cook Road approximately 1.6 miles west of Whallonsburg at 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. This trail project involves clipping, removing branches, moving fallen logs from the trail and fixing small bridges in preparation of the unveiling of the new nature interpretation signs on the National Trails Day hike, June 1. If interested, bring your gloves, loppers, hand saws and drinking water, for more information call 962-2287 or email info@champlainareatrails.com.The Depot Theatre is hosting “Bingo for the Depot” on Saturday, May 18, at the Westport Heritage House from 5 until 7 p.m. The entry fee is $5, including one game card, added game cards are $1 each. Bingo proceeds are for the “Depot Theatre’s Education Apprentice Programs”. For more information call 962-4449 or visit depottheatre.org.

Just a reminder, the Elizabethtown brush dump will be open for the next two Saturdays in May from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Bring only natural materials of leaves to brush, no tree limbs over three inches in diameter, NO construction material or anything similar. The town board is monitoring the use and will decide if other open dates will be needed.

This Saturday is ELCS Prom night! Students, please have a safe and enjoyable evening, you deserve it.

Be aware and be careful! You saw the bear at the Doyle’s, I too, have had a visitor out 9N by Hurricane Mountain Lane. My bear took down my bird feeder, bent the wrought iron pole in half within five feet of my kitchen windows. Makes me wonder if it’s the same bear that visited me last summer.

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