Pleasant Valley Chorale begins practice | Elizabethtown Column

Although, the ice plagues us and we’re light on snow so far this winter, there are still things to do outside if your brave. Champlain Area Trails, CATS, is looking for volunteers to help cut a new trail. They are creating a new Field and Forest Trail, the first part will connect Bobcat Trail to Whallonsburg. If you’re interested in helping out on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 12:30 p.m., bring your loppers and/or handsaw, meet everyone at Ferris Lane at Bobcat’s southern trail head. For more information contact 962-2287, visit their website at champlainareatrails.org or email info@champlainareatrails.org.

If you enjoy singing, the Pleasant Valley Chorale begins practicing for their Spring concert and are looking for new members. Each Tuesday evening beginning on Jan. 21, from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Social Center, the chorale will be working on songs from Gershwin, the title of this Spring concert is “The Memory of All That”, under the direction of Susan Hughes. A fee of $12 is asked to cover materials. Concerts dates in May will be announced at a later date. For more details call 873-6408 or Susan at 873-7319.

Looking ahead, mark your calendars for the next “Piano by Nature” concert on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m. at the Hand House on River Street. Solo pianist, Rene Lecuona, a full professor of the University of Iowa School of Music will be the featured artist. She has played chamber and solo concerts in South America, Mexico, Italy and the United States. Rene performed for us here, in Elizabethtown in the 1st “Piano by Nature” concert series. Adults $15, children age 15 and under are $5, reservations are requested as seating is limited. For more information call 962-2949 or email info@pianobynature.org.

On Saturday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. a benefit for Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue will be held at the Schroon Lake Fire House. Join the fun listening to “The Vintage Country Band” while enjoying a full spaghetti dinner for a $10 donation. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a clothing sale. Come out to hear the latest about the 41 horses that were rescued this past year. For more information call Sandy Hayes, 962-8578 or Nancy Van Wie, 962-8512.

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