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The first day of Spring | Elizabethtown Column

The first day of Spring is Thursday, March 20, whether it feels like it or not. Hopefully it will be here sooner then we think, but in the mean time things are getting busier around the area.

“Metamusic” is the next “Piano by Nature” concert at the Hand House on Saturday, March 22, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 23, at 3 p.m. Saxophonist Dan Gordon, violinist Marilyn Reynolds, and pianist Rose Chandler, area residents will perform a variety of music, with an unusual twist on folk and a touch of ragtime by distinguished composers Eychene, Dykstra, Hartley and Chambers, who are not as well known. Seating is limited, reservations are preferred. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children age 15 and under, a family rate is available. Call 962-2949 or email at info@pianobynature.org. for details and reservations.

Also, on Saturday, March 22, a benefit and reception for the Essex County Adirondack History Center Museum will be held at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, the reception is at 6:30 p.m. A 7 p.m. performance titled “ Songs and Stories of Remarkable Adirondack Women” created and presented by singer/composer Peggy Lynn, along with author/performer Sandra Weber, authors of “Breaking Trails: Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks”. Please join them in helping to raise donations for the museum’s 2014 season. For more information call 873-6466 or email ech@adkhistorycenter.org.

Remember, to join the fun or cheer the participants on, for the 34th Annual Run for Hope, Doc Lopez Race Saturday, March 22, beginning at 9 a.m. The half marathon from Keene to Elizabethtown is a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. If interested, you may register at ELCS at 8:30 a.m.

The Elizabethtown Thrift Shop is having their End of Season Sale. Men’s and women’s winter clothes will be $2 per bag. Children’s clothing will be 50 percent off excluding boots and shoes, beginning Monday, March 24, through until Saturday, March 29. The next collection day is Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. until noon. They are in need of clean good condition Spring and Summer clothing, along with household items. If you are thinking about starting your Spring cleaning, they hope you donate your items to the collection at the United Church of Christ parish hall.

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