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It will be a musical weekend in Lake George.

The Lake George Music Festival will continue its eight-day classical music concert series all weekend at the Carriage House in Fort William Henry.

The Fridays at the Lake summer concert series continues at 6 p.m. Friday at Shepard Park.

1980s tribute bands will be on the festival grounds in Lake George all day Saturday. Musicians Margo Macero and Julie Slick will also perform at the Strand Theater in Hudson Falls.

If none of these euphonious events sound appealing, the Washington County Historical Society will host an Open House at Penope Farms Museums from 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the city of Jackson.

And the Grassland Bird Trust will hold a bird banding demonstration from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Cambridge Community Forest.

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Stanichka Dimitrova plays the violin during an impromptu event during the 2014 Lake George Music Festival near Million Dollar Beach in Lake George. The eight-day summer concert series kicked off Wednesday and will run until August 18 at Fort William Henry’s Carriage House in Lake George.


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Lake George Music Festival

LAKE GEORGE — The eight-day summer concert series featuring orchestral and chamber music began Wednesday and will run through August 18 at the Carriage House in Fort William Henry, 48 Canada St.

The event, led by founding artistic directors Barbora Kolářová and Roger Kalia, features a diverse musical lineup, showcasing the versatility of more than 30 world-class symphonic musicians as they perform music ranging from masterpieces legendary works to new works.

Individual tickets are available at the door for $20, except for the Symphony Orchestra Final Concert, where tickets are available for $30 at the door.

For more information, visit www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com/.

Rock the Lake Tribute Fest

LAKE GEORGE — The Rock the Lake Tribute Fest will feature ’80s tribute bands from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at Charles R. Wood Park, 17 Elizabeth Little Blvd. The event also includes food vendors, a beer tent, a children’s playground, a VIP meeting, specialty vendors and VIP tents.

General admission and VIP tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5402135. Children 12 and under are free for general admission and VIP tickets. This event is rain or shine, and no refunds.







Fridays at the lake

The Fridays at the Lake summer concert series continues at 6 p.m. Friday at Shepard Park in Lake George, with the opening act The Ultimates.


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Fridays at the lake: TS Ensemble

LAKE GEORGE — The Fridays at the Lake summer concert series continues at 6 p.m. Friday at Shepard Park, 271 Canada Street, featuring main band TS Ensemble with opening act The Ultimates. The concerts take place from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Friday until September 2. Free entry.

The TS Ensemble, which will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., has been a staple in the area for over 40 years. The eight-piece band is known for their energetic performances, excellent male and female vocals, and strong horn section. The band plays music from the Motown era to today’s dance hits. Opening the show from 6-7:10 p.m. is The Ultimates, a new Saratoga-based band made up of well-known musicians in the area.

Weekend events at The Strand

HUDSON FALLS — Margo Macero will perform at the Strand Theater at 8 p.m. Friday at 210 Main Street.

Macero is known for his aggressive guitar solos. Her sound has been compared to Janis Joplin, Melissa Etheridge, Joss Stone and Steven Tyler.

General admission tickets are $10. Tickets are available at the Strand box office; cash or check only. For more information or to make reservations, call 518-832-3484 or visit www.mystrandtheater.org.

On Saturday, the Strand will feature Julie Slick, the virtuoso bassist and composer, at 8 p.m. Throughout his career, Slick has developed a distinctive voice through international performances and recordings with acclaimed top musicians in the progressive rock and jazz communities.

General admission tickets are $20. Tickets are available at the Strand box office; cash or check only. Tickets are also available online through Brown Paper Tickets.







Free Arts Afternoon The Hyde

The Hyde Collection will be offering an Artful Afternoon activity for families in the Art Studio from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday in Glens Falls.


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Free entry to The Hyde

GLENS FALLS – The Hyde Collection is waiving admission fees for all visitors on the second Thursday of every month at 161 Warren St. The museum will also be offering an Artful Afternoon activity for families in the art studio from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday. The walk-in program is designed for tutors and children ages 5 and up to review artwork and create an individual piece in the art studio. All ages are welcome.

food truck corral

GLENS FALLS – The Shirt Factory will host the Thursday Market & Food Truck Corral from 4:30-8 p.m. at 21 Cooper St. There will be food, vendors and fun for the kids with outdoor seating and three live music scenes. Also visit the shops inside The Shirt Factory.

Outdoor Cinema: ‘Jungle Cruise’

GLENS FALLS — The film “Jungle Cruise” will screen at Glens Falls City Park at dusk Friday, sponsored by the Queensbury Hotel, O’Brien Insurance, TCT Federal Credit Union, World Awareness Children’s Museum and 333 Glen Street Associates. Free entry.

All shows begin at dusk and weather permitting. Movies for the whole family will be shown every Friday until August 26.

North Country Arts Exhibition

GLENS FALLS – North Country Arts will hold an opening ceremony for its new exhibition, “Beauty in the World: Oil Paintings by Marta Baxter,” from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 42 Ridge St .

The program is free and open to the public, and the gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibition will continue until September 19.







Museum tours at Penope Farms

The Washington County Historical Society will host a Penope Farms Museum Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 56 Scotch Hill Road in the City of Jackson.


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Museum tours at Penope Farms

JACKSON — The Washington County Historical Society will host a Penope Farms Museums Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 56 Scotch Hill Road.

Owner Dick McGuire invited the public to visit his 12 museums on the hill. Bring a picnic and a chair to sit on and enjoy the view of the Route 22 valley below. Museums include a music library and museum, post office, antique tools, household utensils, a collection of artwork by early 1900s artist Jennie Mae McGuire Bennett, a dairy museum , a chainsaw museum and a museum of personal McGuire memorabilia.

In the 1970s, McGuire, his father, and three other retired farmers began collecting old farm equipment so that future generations would see tools from when horses were still used to plow the county’s fields. Washington. These men founded the Washington County Farm Museum at the Easton Fairgrounds.

McGuire himself merged four small farms to create Penope Farms. Stored in the barns were a lot of old tools and equipment, so he decided to create his own museum right on his farm.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. The event will take place rain or shine.

If you have any questions about the museums or the event, call Debi Craig at 518-854-3102 or email [email protected]

Bird Banding Demonstration

CAMBRIDGE – The Grassland Bird Trust is working with Registered Bird Bander Neil Gifford and his team to host a bird banding demonstration from 7am to 11am Saturday at the Cambridge Community Forest, 15 Rockside Dr.

Gifford will demonstrate how to capture and band birds safely. Registration is free for members of the Grassland Bird Trust. For more information, visit www.grasslandbirdtrust.org/.

Gretta Hochsprung writes features and news from her hometown. She can be reached at 518-742-3206 or [email protected]

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