2014

Thurman, NY - Where Heritage is Cultivated
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EVENT SITE KEY:
TTH: Thurman Town Hall, 311 Athol Road, 12810
VMF: Veterans' Memorial Field, Athol 12810
TS: Thurman Station, 1882 Stony Creek Rd. Thurman, 12885
All three sites are wheelchair/bus accessible.
For those who wonder, Athol, pronounced "ay' thall", is a the informal designation of apopulation cluster within the greater township of Thurman.
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ONGOING AND RECURRING EVENTS
Winter fun at VMF, weather permitting. Sled down hill. Ample parking area with footpath to top of the hill. No supervision is provided. Parents must assume responsibility for the safety and behavior of their children.

JOHN THURMAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
SUMMER SPEAKER SERIES 518-623-2007
Town hall, 7 p.m. except as noted. Open and free to public

May 6, Atholl, Scotland to Thurman, NY, a videopresentation of Thurman's roots and settlement
June 3, Author Carol Gregson reads her unique view of area history: "Leaky Boots" & "Wet Socks."
July 1, Visit to Warrensburg Museum, 7 p.m.
Aug. 5, Local Heritage Artisan TBA
Sept. 2, Bygone Days of Thurman, TBA
Oct. 7, Veterans' Appreciation Dinner. Area vets & families of vets invited. Community donates dishes for the buffet.

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NORTH END LOCAL FOCUS
Saturdays , July-August, 9:30 - 1:30
Talks, Displays and Demos at Thurman Station

July 5, Lucyann's Paper Beads, Stained glass stepping Stones; demos, display and sales.
July 12, M. Golden Photo - Memories captured through professional photography: exhibit & talk
July 19, Adirondack Spectral Investigations-honoring native American ancestry crafting medicine bags.
July 26 - Thurman Showcase in the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 40 vendors, music
Aug. 2, Persis Granger, author: of historical fiction chats about station history and her books.
Aug. 9, Avis Russell, Quilting demo and small items
Aug. 16, Warrensburgh Historical Society & Museum of Local History-New history of Warrensburg for sale
Aug. 23, Nettle Meadow Farm- Acclaimed artisan goat & sheep cheeses; samples and sales
Aug. 30, Adirondack Rustic Miniatures & Wild by Nature paintings. Artist demonstrates and discusses.

Concerts in the Park*, every Monday July and August, VMF, 7 p.m. 518-623-9649, Free, rain/shine. Under cover. Bring a chair or blanket. Food available. Enjoy the concert and browse through information about local events and businesses. Click for complete list of performers. Fireworks after first and last concerts 2013.
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Saturday, March 15th - Annual Maple Sugar Party*. TTH , 4 p.m. - ? $10 adults, $5 for kids 6-11. Age 5 and under, free. 623-2967 (623-4050 3/9). Entertainment by local musicians and an all-you-can eat buffet with dessert of old-fashioned jackwax, all to benefit American Cancer Society. www.ThurmanMapleDays.com

Saturday, Sunday, March 15th - 16th - Thurman Maple Days.* All over Athol/Thurman. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 518-623-4744. Pancake breakfast 9 a.m. at 190 Valley Rd. ($7 adults; $4 kids 10 or under). Visit maple and goat farms & sawmill: tours, demos: tapping, boiling, sawing, tasting, crafts, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free. Sampling, shopping. Maps in area and online. www.ThurmanMapleDays.com.

Saturday, Sunday, March 22nd - 23rd- Thurman Maple Days.* All over Athol/Thurman. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 518-623-4744. Pancake breakfast 9 a.m. at 190 Valley Rd. ($7 adults; $4 kids 10 or under). Visit maple & goat farms & sawmill: tours, demos: tapping, boiling, sawing, tasting, crafts, 10 - 4, free. Sampling, shopping. Maps in area or download at ThurmanMapleDays.com.

Saturday, Sunday, March 29th - 30th - Thurman Maple Days.* All over Athol/Thurman. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 518-623-4744. Pancake breakfast 9 a.m. at 190 Valley Rd. ($7 adults; $4 kids 10 or under). Visit maple and cheese farms, & sawmill: tours, demos: tapping, boiling, sawing, crafts, 10 - 4, free. Sampling, shopping. Maps at ThurmanMapleDays.com

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Townwide Sale Sign-Up Days! Town Hall, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Thurman folks planning to hold sales are asked to register their sales ($3), list some of the items to be sold, and pick up signs and flyers. Signing up puts your sale in the map booklet and on the website and other publicity, and your donation helps pay for advertising and printing.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 16th, 17th and 18th - Thurman Townwide Sale
, all over Thurman. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. 518-623-9305. Find maps at sales near edges of town and online to guide you to old-fashioned yard sales, rain/shine where possible. www.ThurmanTownwideSale.com

Saturday, June 7th- Martin's Lumber Woods Walk - Understanding Sustainability, 280 Valley Road, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. 518-623-9595. Guided woods walks to learn how selective cutting and environmental awareness save forests and hear about medicinal plants.. Demonstrations of sawmill, paper beads, stained glass stepping stones. The Martins are joined by 12 others, demonstrating spoon carving, rustic home accents, timber frame construction; discussing paranormal activities and Native American info and craft, sign making, firewood processing, regional books. www.Martins-Lumber.com.

Saturday, June 7th - Cheese and Spirits Pairings - Nettle Meadow Farm, 484 S. Johnsburg Rd., Thurman. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation TBA. 518-623-9305. Award-winning Nettle Meadow cheeses paired with NY state spirits in historic barn Live music. Benefits the community-building efforts of Thurman Station Association. www.ThurmanStationAssociation.com

Monday, July 7th - Monday Night Concerts in the Park* begin. VMF. 7-9 p.m. Free. 518-623-9649. Under cover. Bring blanket or chair. Refreshments available from local non-profit groups. Concert schedule to be posted at bottom of this page when available.

Saturday, July 26th, Thurman Showcase in the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor* 10-3. Thurman Station, 1883 Stony Creek Rd. Free, 518-623-3372. John Kirk, Trish Miller, and Ed Lowman perform a.m.; Bluebillies perform p.m.. From 3 towns: FORTY artists, organizations and vendors with samples, coupons, demonstrations, exhibits, kids' activities, fine food, family fun. Experience all that our combined communities of Thurman, Stony Creek and Warrensburg have to offer to guests & residents. Details: www.ThurmanShowcase.com

Saturday, August 9 Daggett Dog Day at Daggett Lake Campsite, 660 Glen-Athol Rd. 5 p.m. Dine with your dog. Pasta dinner for the humans and treats for the dogs; $15 donation will receive this year's t-shirt. Raffles! Proceeds benefit Adirondack Save a Stray. Your friendly pet should come with his/her rabies certificate. 623-2198 or Pam Near: (518) 623-2198 or information@daggettlake.com. See www.daggettlake.com/dogdays.htm

Saturday, August 16th - Historical Hauntings of Thurman Ghost Tour: A Journey through Time, 10 - 2 and noon-4. TTH, Athol. $20. 518-623-4889. Reserve early to secure your place for a.m. or p.m. ghost caravan to historical sites to visit lingering presences. Explanation of procedures, presenta-tion of evidence, tour book, light refreshments. Presented by Adirondack Spectral Investigations with Thurman Station Ass'n. www.adirondackspectralInvestigations.com .

Monday, August 25th, Last evening of Thurman Monday Night Concerts. Veterans' Memorial Field. 7-9 p.m. Free. 518-623-9649. Under cover. Bring blanket or chair. Refreshments. FIREWORKS after dark.


Saturday, September 6 - Thurman Fiddlers Jamboree* VMF, 8AM-9PM, $10 (11 and under free). Pancake breakfast 8AM. Live music all day, food, workshops, antique instruments, vendors, field picking, more. Hosted by the John Thurman Historical Society. www.ThurmanFiddlers.com Visit us on Facebook www.Facebook.com/ThurmanFiddlers

Sunday, September 7 - Thurman Fiddlers Jamboree Gospel Day* VMF, 12 Noon-7PM, Donations accepted. Live gospel music all day, food, vendors, more. Hosted by the John Thurman Historical Society. www.ThurmanFiddlers.com Visit us on Facebook www.Facebook.com/ThurmanFiddlers


Sunday, September 7, Third Annual Tour de Daggett Lake, to benefit "Rosie's Love," a charity providing pediatric cancer victims and their families special time together. Registration 7 a.m. Minimum donation $25 adults, $15 kids. 65-mile ride, 8 a.m.; 20 mile ride, 9 a.m.

Saturday, September 13rd - Tour Thurman: A Guided Jaunt into Homes and History. TTH. 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. $13-$20. 518-623-9305. Narrated tour by bus, luncheon. In-depth visits at four sites where guides tell about old places and their people. Pre-registration required. Check for updates.

Tuesday, October 7th - Veterans' Appreciation Dinner, TTH , 5:30 p.m. Free. 518-623-2007. Veterans and family members invited to attend. Dinner and program, with shar-ing of memories; memorabilia displayed. Community gifts of side dishes donated as tribute to these vets are greatly appreciated. John Thurman Historical Society hosts

Saturday, October 11th - Thurman Fall Farm Tour* all over Athol/Thurman, , 10 - 4, mostly free. 518-623-9595. Farms, galleries, shows, demos; tractors, crafts, quilts. Pancakes 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 190 Valley Rd. ($7 adults; $4 kids 10 & under). Schedule & map in town and at www.ThurmanFallFarmTour.com.

Saturday, November 29th - Country Christmas Bazaar, TTH , 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Free. 518-623-9718. An amazing array of hand crafted items made by local arti-sans. Drawings. Refreshments available. Sale benefits Christmas Basket Fund. www.PersisGranger.com

*All concerts and events with asterisks have been made possible in part by funds from Warren County Occupancy Tax, granted by the Town of Thurman. Three of our events - the Townwide Sale, Thurman Showcase and Thurman Fall Farm Tour - have received generous funding from Stewart's Shops.



2014 Concerts in the Park -

CONCERTS IN THE PARK
VMF. 7-9 p.m. Free. 518-623-9649. Under cover. Bring blanket or chair. Local
non-profit groups sell refreshments.

July 7, Vintage Country- Debbie and Will Pixley and their band present a mix of old
country favorites, '50s and '60s tunes, and even square dances for plenty of traditional fun.

July 14, The Bluebillies perform their unique blend of country, bluegrass and folk music with traditional style, sound and spirit, preserving the rich heritage of this great and uniquely American art form.

July 21, Bolton, Nolan and Greene- Rick
Bolton & Sherri Nolan vocals, Arlin Greene on bass

July 28, Stony Creek Band - Playing country blues, rock, folk and bluegrass, the Stony Creek Band is a regional favorite.

August 4, The Sky Blue Boys-Dan and Willy Lindner with tight-harmonied old ballads, parlor songs, heart songs and sacred numbers. (confirmed)

Aug. 11, The Lustre Kings - Get ready
to jitterbug and lindy to the Lustre Kings' old time rock & roll and '50s tunes.

Aug. 18, Smokey Greene - The legendary master of country and bluegrass appears with his son Scott Greene. CDs available (confirmed).

Aug. 25, Marty Wendell - rockabilly, folk, country and pop to blues and gospel performed by a musician who has shared the stage with big-name performers in those genres. FIREWORKS FOLLOW THIS CONCERT.

Thurman Monday Night Concerts in the Park have been made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by LARAC/Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council., and by funding from Warren County occupancy tax dollars granted by the town of Thurman.

                                                                         

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Where to stay…
Come stay in Thurman-perhaps at The Glen Lodge B&B or A Taste of Poland at the Northwoods. If you camp, inquire at scenic Daggett Lake Campsite or Glen-Hudson Campsite on the River.

Please confirm...

Event information may change. For updates, please check the website or use the email or phone number shown in the listing.

For event details
Specific details about many events may be found at www.PersisGranger.com. While bus groups are welcomed at most of our events, it is strongly advised that groups prearrange with event hosts. Guests should bring chairs or blankets to Veterans' Memorial Field. All phone numbers are area code 518 unless otherwise noted.