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Summer Celebrations Abound in Adams

By Susan Bush
12:00AM / Monday, June 13, 2005

Adams - There are 62 days from July 1 to August 31, and the “mother town” has loaded a summer calendar with events that cover 37 dates.

Making Music

Music takes a Tuesday evening spotlight beginning July 5 and ending on Aug. 30. July outdoor concerts are scheduled for the Town Hall lawn. The “Berkshire Hillsman” is slated to kick off the series at 6:30 p.m., with “Bobcat and the Connection” expected to perform on July 2 at 6: 30 p.m. and “Quarter Life Crisis” the scheduled 6:30 p.m. July 19 performers. “The Eagles Band” will round out the July concerts with a 7 p.m. performance on July 26.

Concerts move to the town common in August, with “Misty Blues” taking an outdoor stage at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, and a teen concert scheduled for Aug.9. “Subluxation” performs for youth beginning at 6:30 p.m.. “Alotta Sound” is set to offer a lot of entertainment at 6:30 p.m. on Aug.16, “Champagne Jam” is scheduled to mix things up at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 23, and “Shut Up and Dance” is the band slated to perform during the Aug. 30 series finale at 6:30 p.m..

Outdoor Art Shows

“Art on the Green” will return to the town on July 16 and Aug. 16. Haley Meczywor, chairwoman of the Our Town of Adams Events Planning Committee, said that town resident Dawn Davis is overseeing the event and is seeking artists interested in showcasing their work on the Town Hall lawn.

“We had ‘Art on the Green’ twice last year, with much assistance from Dawn,” Meczywor said. “I just can’t thank her enough for her work. This year, we are looking to expand it and Dawn is looking for all types of artists to set up on the lawn and show their wares. It doesn’t have to be paintings; it can be photography, pottery, anything. The event is about art, and we have a huge art community.”

Davis said that 15 artists have agreed to participate so far, and she hopes to expand the group.

"We have a good representation of watercolor and oil artists, and we have Lisa Matthews, who does stained glass," she said. "We'd love to have some sculptors.I'm having a lot of fun putting this togther."

Many of the artists were featured during last year's art shows.

"The turnout was good last year and the artists were pleased that they sold their work," Davis said. "They also like that there is no fee for the artists to show their work."

Organizers are hoping to open the indoor Town Hall art gallery for the “Art on the Green” celebrations.

The art shows begin at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.; children’s events are scheduled at Armory Court from 11 a.m. until noon on both art event dates.

Movies and Markets

Farmer’s markets are set for Wednesdays beginning on July 6 and ending on Aug. 31. The Depot Street parking lot fresh produce markets will open at 1 p.m. and shut down at 4 p.m..

Friday night “Movies Under the Stars” begin on July 8 and end on Aug. 26. Free, family-oriented feature length films begin at dusk on the Town Hall lawn.

Calling All Kids

A special children’s music event is scheduled for July 30. “David Grover and the Big Bear Band” is set to entertain young fans on the Town Hall lawn beginning at 2 p.m., and children are invited to the lawn at 1 p.m. to participate in children’s activities. The very popular “Cruz Night” is set to begin at 6 p.m. that evening on Park Street.

Big Doings

August 3 promises to be a fun-filled day; a Depot Street farmer’s market precedes a 6:30 p.m. Maple Street cemetery tour, and a Victorian Lawn Party is scheduled to occur at 5 p.m. on the Town Hall lawn. Aug. 20 is scheduled as a “tag sale day,” with town-wide tag sales set up throughout the town. Event-affiliated tag sales begin at 8 p.m. and end at 1 p.m. and registration forms are available at Town Hall and the Visitor’s Center.

Susan B. Anthony Days are scheduled for July 31 and Aug. 1. An annual “Pedal and Plod” event is scheduled for July 31, with registration beginning at 6:30 a.m. and the event launch set for 8:30 a.m.. The Aug. 1 Park Street street fair is expected to kick off at 6 p.m. and should inclement weather cause a fair postponement, the fair is set for Aug. 2.

Three “Polanka” events are on the summer agenda. On July 10, “Dave Gawronski’s Musical Magic” will provide entertainment, “Patti and the Guys” are scheduled to perform during an Aug. 14 event, and “Rick Frydricks and the Mello Tones” are the Aug. 28 festival’s scheduled performers. All three events begin at 1 p.m. on Mill Street.

The Adams Agricultural Fair is scheduled for Aug. 6 and 7 at Bowe Field. The fair offers two full days of rides, games, and special events.

“We have a lot of great things planned this year,” said Meczywor. “There are plenty of reasons to come visit us in Adams.”

Additional information about the upcoming events is available by calling Meczywor at 413-743-8300.

Susan Bush can be reached at 802-823-9367 or by e-mail at suebush123@adelphia.net.
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