Woodsman’s Weekend events set
The New York Power Authority will host a Woodsman’s Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, featuring traditional lumberjack sports, survival skill demonstrations and more.
The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center. Featured will be the Brothers of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts unit of the national Mountain Men organization, founded in 1968. The group will offer demonstrations of fire-starting and cooking, basket-making and more.
The State University College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill Woodsmen’s Team will demonstrate wood chopping, chainsaw carving, and cross cut and bow sawing at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
A presentation on bald eagles will be given at 1 p.m. Saturday, featuring photos, video and a talk by an eagle expert from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Wes Laraway from Northeast Wildlife and Rescue will also showcase an array of rescued wildlife including eagles, hawks, falcons and owls.
The visitors center, on state Route 30 in North Blenheim, will be open during the event. For more information, visit www.nypa.gov.
Cards to be created at library program
The Village Library of Cooperstown will continue the programs for children and their families on Saturday.
Vivienne Clark will lead participants in creating original greeting cards with art and poetry for Poetry Month. The program will be begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be held in the children’s room at the village library at 22 Main St.
The Free Saturday Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Village Library.
For more information, call Martha Sharer at the Village Library at 547-8344 on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, or email email@example.com
The Friend of the Village Library also offers programs for adults. For more information, call the library or visit www.villagelibraryofcooperstown.org.
Brooks’ chicken, ribs to be served
Church of Christ Uniting at 22 Church St. in Richfield Springs will host a Brooks’ chicken or ribs dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The cost is $9 for a chicken dinner, $11 for a rib dinner, $6 for chicken halves, $9 for ribs, or $6 for a chicken dinner for children 5 to 12. Dinners will include scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, rolls, homemade dessert and beverages.
Visit www.rschurchof christuniting.com.