Happy September! I sure hope everyone had a fun safe holiday. The Elizabethtown Fire Department along with the Elizabethtown American Legion, asked me to send a “Thank You” to everyone who made their first annual chicken barbeque scholarship fundraiser a success. They appreciate all the support they received from the community.
A new season of Piano by Nature Concerts begins on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Hand House on River Street with piano duo “Venti Dita,” Jennifer Castellano and Marvin Rosen will present contemporary works for piano four-hands. If you miss Saturday’s concert, it will be presented again on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. Seating is limited, call 962-2949 or visit the website at www.pianobynature.org for reservations or more information. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for ages 15 and under.
The Adirondack History Center Museum in preparation for the second annual Taste of Local Food Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14, is hosting an Apple Dessert Contest. All types of dessert entries are accepted, but real (prefer locally grown) apples must be use in the recipe. One entry per person, divided to three categories, age 12 and under, age 12 to 18, and adults 18 and over. The judges will be a committee of local residents with fine food appreciation and preparation experience. Desserts should be brought to the museum by 11 a.m. on Saturday, protected in a cooler or appropriate secure container. Your entry will be given an assigned number and judged on aroma, apple flavor, presentation and taste. If interested, get out your best recipe, handed down through the family, or create something completely new, for more information call 873-6466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you have a dessert entry or not, make sure you come out to the festival from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and taste some of the excellent morsels that local culinary artists will provide for your pleasure. The event is free, but tickets will be sold for the tastings.
Coming back to town this year is the Otis Mountain Music Festival on Friday, Sept. 13, and Saturday, Sept. 14, at the foot of Otis Mountain in Elizabethtown. Over a dozen awesome bands will keep you entertained for the weekend. The cost is $30, more information will follow.