Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Cambridge Life 8/6/08 Cambridge Life 8/6/08

Photos by John Carlson and June Mohan

As summer inches towards an end, there is still much to do in the Cambridge area. Of course, the Saratoga Racing season is in full swing. Upcoming track events:

August 11, 2008 NFL Alumni Day
Meet and collect autographs from NFL alumni to benefit charity.

Aug 16 - 24, 2008 Travers Festival
A week long festival of equine-oriented events as well as many fun family inlcuding a Chili Cook-Off, the Stewart’s Ice Cream Eating Bonanza and Battle of the Brews.

August 23, 2008 Travers Day
Also nicknamed the Midsummer Derby, the Travers Stakes is the oldest major thoroughbred race in the nation, and the most highly anticipated event of the Saratoga meet

For more information and a complete racing schedule click here Saratoga Race Track.

Closer to home you can find the following events:

August 8 @ 8:00 p.m.
- Kevin McGuire & Friends
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Songbook:
A TCHH Fundraiser with Kevin McGuire and Friends! Kevin and friends bring their unique talents to Broadway's most recognized music: Oklahoma!, Carousel, State Fair, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music, and more!

August 9 Music From Salem
Baroque Madness (La Folia), Don Quixote and Psyche will be performed. For ticket information go to Hubbard Hall or

August 15-16, 21, 23-24 @ 2:00 p.m.- Cosi fan tutte
Building off of the rich tradition of arts in the Cambridge Valley, Hubbard Hall Opera Theater seeks to bring yet another element of culture to an already bustling center. HHOT plunges into its first season with a production of Mozart's La scuola degli amanti (The School for Lovers), better known as Cosi fan tutte (All Women Do It). This opera is famous for some of the genres' greatest ensemble works and pairs Mozart's quintessentially vibrant music with the libretto of his best collaborator, Lorenzo Da Ponte. As in the origins of the theater, the Hall will host a twenty piece orchestra to complement six Divas and Divos who will bring a taste of Italian melodrama to the forests and fields of Cambridge, NY.

Visit for information on all the upcoming events at the Hall

Thursday Night Cabarets at Fort Salem Theater

August 7 - Nathan Lucrezio ­- Broadway My Way
August 14 - Andrea Green
August 21 - Ann Marie Acquilano
August 28 - Jessica O'Keefe and Friends

For a complete calendar of events for Fort Salem go to

Be sure to check all the activities going on in the Cambridge Valley by visiting the Towns and Villages of the Battenkill Valley website or click on the Seasons of the Battenkill Valley link on this blog.

Have a great August Cambridge!


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