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Brown Bag Lunch: Katrina Trask Gateway Memorial

Date: Thursday, April 4
Time: Noon
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

The central feature of Congress Park’s 1922 Katrina Trask Gateway Memorial was its beautiful Adirondack stones, transported from near Schroon River by boat, rail, and horse-drawn sleigh for the special effect of their pink, green, white and black mineral components. The Gateway’s ornate iron gate with its Gothic style cast pillars led to the Katrina Trask House, a center for women’s activities. The original landscaping included white pines, which were featured in every Trask Memorial, and carefully preserved mature forest trees. As the City finishes work on the Gateway, Artist Rumara Jewett will describe its history and significance featuring readings from both George F. Peabody and Mrs. Trask. No registration required.

Adirondack Place Names

Date: Wednesday, April 17
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

Join Erik Schlimmer, founding member of Friends of The Trans Adirondack Trail and an award-winning author and educator, to hear the stories behind place names in the Adirondacks. Erik historically decodes 100 Adirondack place names in rousing detail, supported by a backdrop of his gorgeous photos from the wilderness. As he likes to say, "Behind every place name there's a story, and the story's usually pretty good." Co-sponsored by the Adirondack Mountain Club. No registration required.

Southern Adirondack Audubon presents On Heron Time

Date: Wednesday, April 24
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

For the past nine years, amateur naturalist and photographer Rick Bunting has monitored a small Great Blue Heron rookery near his home. “On Heron Time” explores the family life of Great Blue Herons through the photographs and observations he has made in his time spent with these magnificent birds. Co-sponsored with Southern Adirondack Audubon. No registration required.