Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cambridge Life 8/20/08 Cambridge Life 8/20/08

Photos by John Carlson and June Mohan

This is a jam packed weekend. The Washington County Fair is in full swing, Saratoga Race Track is getting ready for Saturday's Travers Cup race, and the Villages of Cambridge and Salem have all sorts of cultural events taking place.

Salem is an amazing little jewel in the Battenkill Valley. Located off Route 22 about 12 miles north of the Village of Cambridge and about the same east of Greenwich, Rt 29 to Rt 22, lies the Village of Salem.

Take a break from the Washington County Fair and find yourself in Salem for the day. Enjoy Barry and the Hill Hollow Band, venture up to Gardenworks, have lunch on Salem's Main Street, check out McCartees Barn, and join SAW for the Moveable Feast. Pangaea and Chef Bill Scully will not disappoint you!

Friday evening consider joining the ladies at Battenkill Books in Cambridge for poetry-maybe enjoy an early dinner at the Cambridge Hotel trying Chef Jonathan Fine's new menu then stroll back for dessert after the readings.

Hubbard Hall's production of Cosi fan Tutte continues on Thursday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

The Towns and Villages of the Battenkill Valley look forward to welcoming you to our little piece of the planet. Come for a visit, you will be glad you did.

P.S. Blueberries are ripe for picking and they are delicious!

Here;s some of what you can do this weekend:

Thursday, August 21, Saturday, August 23 @ 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 24, 2008 @ 2:00 pm
Cosi fan Tutte

Friday, August 22, 2008
7:30 P.M. at Battenkill Books One East Main Street in Cambridge
Bring a poem or two to share, from your own work or from a favorite poet--or just come to listen.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, call the Bookstore at 518-677-2208.

Saturday, August 23, 2008
Barry Hyman in Salem
11:00am, Salem Farmers’ Market
Bandleader Barry Hyman brings his Hill Hollow Band to Summer Sounds of Salem. The free concert begins at 11:00 am and takes place at the Gazebo on Main Street. Hyman is known for his world beat music and smooth sounds.
The Hill Hollow Band is led by Barry Hyman. Sample his music at

Summer Sounds of Salem, a free outdoor concert series sponsored by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, features an eclectic mix of music from around the world. For additional information please call Stephen Trombley of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce at (518) 935-3297 or email

Saturday, August 23 @ Salem Art Works (SAW)
A Movable Feast 4:00 - 9:00 pm

Salem Art Works' Annual Fundraiser Offers Gourmet Outdoor Dining, a Live Auction, and Performances by Local and International Musicians and Artists
Catered by Pangaea Restaurant of Bennington, VT, the three-course dinner will be served outdoors at different locations among the rolling blue-hills of SAW's 120-acre public sculpture park at 19 Cary Lane. All proceeds from the event will be dedicated to supporting SAW's programming and artists’ residencies in 2009.

Tickets for this event can be reserved by calling the SAW office at 518-854-7674 and the cost is $35-$100 per person on a sliding scale dependent upon each individual's ability to offer support

Exhibition Opening
"Ferro City, Welcome to the Land of Cast Iron Sculpture"; a group show of contemporary cast iron sculpture curated by Coral Lambert (UK) will be opening in SAW's Barn II Gallery, a new installation by Theresa Smith (MI) will open in Barn III, and monoprints, collages, and drawings by Nolan Grunwald (NJ) and Zach Noel (MA) will open in SAW's Visitors Center. All Works will be on display through September 2008.

August 20-Sept. 15, 2008
McCartee's Barn
Presents an art show titled Roots and Routes and features artists:
Dona McAdams, Craig Barnes, Benjamin Hill, Stu Eichel,Dona Friedman, Robin Hanks, Michael Williams, Leif Johnson, Greg Miner, George Van Hook, Harry Orlyk, Joan Duff-Bohrer, Erik Johnsen, Ray Arenella, Jon McClellan, Peter Hanks and David Wade.

To keep up to date with area happenings visit The Towns and Villages of the Battenkill Valley website, or click on the Seasons of the Battenkill sign on this page.


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