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Art Sale and Show | Keeseville Column

The Art Sale and Show featuring local artists Gary Bezio and Lorna Hohn is going on now in the Library on Front Street during regular library hours. Monday mornings in the library from 10 until 11 is the summer reading program for kids with Fizz Boom Read featuring scientists exploring science in a new way.

The Keeseville Farmer’s Market has started. Check out all the great locally grown food and locally created goods available for a very reasonable price. The Farmer’s Market is behind the shops and Library on Front Street by the Ausable River’s edge in Riverside Park. You will find the vendors there from 10:00 until 2:00 every Wednesday.

Champlain Area Trails is hosting a three part mushroom identification workshop “Three Views of Black Kettle Trail” led by Ari Rockland-Miller. The sessions will run Saturday July 19 at 9:30 a.m. then Tuesday Aug. 26 and finally Sunday September 14. CATS requests a one hundred dollar donation per adult to register for the full series however participation in all three workshops while encouraged is not mandatory. Contact CATS online at www.champlainareatrails.com or call 962-2287 as the workshops are filling quickly.

The North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association is sponsoring a free program at the Peru Free Library on July 20 at 5. Don Papson, founder and past president of the Association, and Helen Allen Nerska, president of the Clinton County Historical Association, will be speaking on Solomon Northrup’s, the freeman kidnapped into slavery and the subject of “12 Years a Slave,” legal battles with Peru resident George Washington Allen of Jabez Allen Road. Northrup transported lumber from Peru to Albany-Troy area but wasn’t paid as per the contract and took Allen to court for his money. For more information contact Peter Slocum at 518-708-5607 or by email at pslocum47@gmail.com.

Coming soon on July 26 Speedy Arnold will be speaking and performing at the monthly lecture series offered at the Anderson Falls Heritage Society in the Museum on 96 Clinton Street. If you haven’t seen it, be sure to check out the great window display on Front Street featuring great photos and history of our area.

Lots to do, enjoy your week.

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