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MArts Madness returning to Ticonderoga

Cultural programs slated March 1-16

Square dancing with Stan Burdick, above, and The Music Men Saturday, March 1, at 6 p.m. at the Ti Knights of Columbus will kick off MArts Madness.

Square dancing with Stan Burdick, above, and The Music Men Saturday, March 1, at 6 p.m. at the Ti Knights of Columbus will kick off MArts Madness.

— MArts Madness, a celebration of Ticonderoga area arts, will return for a second year.

The second annual event will begin March 1 and continue through March 16. It will include two dozen shows, events and activities.

The Cultural Arts Initiative will again sponsor MArts Madness.

“After last year’s successful MArts Madness period of events, the Ticonderoga Area Cultural Arts Initiative has organized MArts Madness II, a series of events from March 1 – 16 that include a wide variety of activities for all ages,” Vincent Smith, a member of the group, said. “From square dancing and folk groups to lectures, children’s story hours and decorating cupcakes, there is at least one event for everyone.

“The Cultural Arts Initiative is a community group of all individuals and organizations in the area that are interested in cultural activities of any type,” Smith said. “Everyone is welcome to attend the initiative’s monthly meetings.”

For information people can Email vmsdesign@pobox.com or mcourtright@ticonderogany.com.

MArts Madness events include:

— Saturday, March 1, square dancing with Stan Burdick and The Music Men at 6 p.m. at the Ti Knights of Columbus;

— Sunday, March 2, a performance by the folk group Running the River at 3 p.m. at the Best Western, sponsored by the Ticonderoga Festival Guild;

— Monday, March 3, a lecture by Nancy Scarzello on “Spring into Health with Herbs- the Revitalization of You” at 4 p.m. at Studio 117 on Montcalm Street;

— Tuesday, March 4, a cartoon drawing class by Stan Burdick for children ages 12 and older at 6 p.m. at Studio 117 on Montcalm Street;

— Wednesday, March 5, a quilt show exhibiting “Kids Quilt-Quirky but Cool!” made by children in the 2013 Ticonderoga Heritage Museum workshop at Libby’s Bakery cafe. Cellist Brian Donat will perform during a reception at 4 p.m.;

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