Birding Ramble | Elizabethtown Column

Happy Mother’s Day! The Pleasant Valley Chorale starts the weekend off with their Spring concert at Essex Community Church on Friday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. If you can’t make this concert, their second performance will be on Sunday, May 11, at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown. This year’s Spring concert is titled “The Memory of All That-the Music of Gershwin,” directed by Susan Hughes, and accompanied by Mary Lu Kirsty. Songs from Gershwin’s Opera, Porgy and Bess will be a highlight of the concert. Admission is free, although donations are always appreciated. For more information call the Elizabethtown Social Center at 873-6408.

On Saturday, May 10, the 35th annual Charles Pratt Memorial “Throwback” Race is happening, registration is 8:30 a.m. with the race starting at 10 a.m. Entry fees are a “Throwback” to 1979 prices. Sponsored by the Elizabethtown Social Center, for more details or to preregister call 873-6408 or check their website at www.elizabethtownsocialcenter.org.

If you’re not a runner, then you might want to join the Boquet River Association, BRASS for a Birding Ramble along the North Branch of the Boquet River in Lewis on Saturday at 9 a.m. This is a great hike for families, wear comfortable shoes, bring your own water, binoculars and a camera. The hike is free, open to the public and it’s not necessary to preregister, meet at Vaughan’s Corner Store, for more details, contact Becky Bosely at 873-6879.

Remember all those fabulous Mothers in your life this Sunday, May 11, after all, it’s Mother’s Day. Make a stop at Flower Designs by Tracy for a beautiful floral bouquet, dish garden or Spring potted plant. To place an order call 873-5005 or visit her website at www.flowers@westelcom.com.

Then plan on taking her to either the Halfway House for their delicious special Mother’s Day Buffet from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Reservations are preferred, call 873-2198. Or the Deers Head Inn is serving a delightful menu from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m., for reservations call 873-6514. Be generous, give Mom a break, go one place for lunch and the other for dinner.

On a special note, ELCS is hosting a public meeting on the proposed 2014-15 budget on Tuesday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m., with the vote on the following Tuesday, May 20.

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