Elizabethtown Column

It’s going to be a busy this weekend! Starting with the return of the Otis Mountain Music Festival at the foot of Otis Mountain, off Lobdell Road, on Friday, Sept. 13. Gates will open at noon to give you time to settle in before the music and fun begin at 5 p.m. The music continues through late Saturday night, Sept. 14. This year it’s not just a bluegrass festival, but a mixture of Americana, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock, and even a DJ keeping things spinning late into the night for only $30. For more information visit their website, otismountain.com, email to info@otismountain.com or check Facebook at Otis MountainGetDown.

Saturday, Sept. 14, is the Taste of Local Food Festival from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., behind the Adirondack History Center Museum. Delicious morsels created by culinary artists from over nine area restaurants in five area towns will be available to taste for a small charge, although the event is FREE to the public along with the museum entry. There will be a raffle, along with music and stories presented by the Upstanders. If you’re a baker or a dessert maker, enter the Apple Dessert contest. Entries must arrive at the museum by 11 a.m. Saturday morning in an appropriately sealed container. More details are available at echs@adkhistorycenter.org or call 873-6466.

Keep in mind, the next Thrift Shop Collection day will be Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. until noon at the UCC parish hall.

Also, the Elizabethtown Brush Dump will be open on Saturdays in September from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. to help with fall clean-up. Please abide by the regulations of what can be accepted.,

Looking ahead, Friday, Sept. 20, the Adirondack History Center Museum will be hosting a concert at 6 p.m., featuring songs, stories,and poems of Marjorie Lansing Porter as presented by Lee Knight and George “Speedy” Arnold, along with Marjorie’s family and friends.

If you’re interested in genealogy, the Champlain Chapter of the DAR is holding a workshop at the Westport Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Basic information will be presented on how and where to search for lineage to a Revolutionary patriot. Reservation are required by Saturday, Sept. 14, by calling Jean Dickerson at 873-6422 or email at gadjwd@gmail.com.

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