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Friends of Glimmerglass SP offers Summer series

June 28, 2011

Fun & Education every Thursday July & August

Looking for a relaxing Summer evening activity close to home? If so, you will not want to miss the all new Fun & Education Series sponsored by the Friends of Glimmerglass Sate Park. Mark your calendars for every Thursday evening during July & August and get to the beautiful setting of Glimmerglass State Park. A variety of area talents have been recruited and each will offer a timely presentation for your enjoyment, relaxation and yes, some education too. How about a picnic supper before of after the presentations? You may bring your own or purchase from the Park vendor; grills and picnic tables are available. All presentations are in the Lakeview Room at 7 pm except for July 28 which starts at 6 pm.

The offerings and presenters include:

July 7- Bicycle & Helmet Safety, Rich McCaffery, Community Educator, Bassett Medical Center
Safe Kids of Otsego County is committed to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury. This session is for all ages and is an overview of safety precautions while riding a bike. It’s a reminder of three main safety features including proper helmet fit, rules of the road and maintaining a safe bike. This is a great interactive family outing and no need to bring your bicycle…we have a variety of resources for you including information on how to receive a bike helmet if you do not have one.

July 14- “The Garden Wall at Beekman Farm”, Michael Whaling, Author
Michael Whaling-carpenter, painter, stonemason, environmentalist- will describe the building of the 200-foot-long stone wall on the historic property known as the Beekman Farm. Books and photos will be available to purchase.

July 21 – Home Composting-How to Get Started, Bob Southerland, Manager, Mohican Farm
This informative and interactive presentation will introduce participants to the benefits and basics of home composting. Learn the basic ingredients; how to mix them in the right proportions; and how to manage the pile once established. And reap the benefits of your “golden” soil. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!!!!

July 28 – Campside Cooking Tips, Advice and Stories, Campside Chef, Ron Loeber
Chef Ron will share his knowledge of outdoor cooking and camping! Sample mouth watering outdoor cooking cuisine, learn some new BBQ techniques, get tips on camping and making it more enjoyable, and laugh with some funny and intriguing campside stories.

August 4 – Fungi is your Friend: Edible Mushrooms, Rob Huydancia, Mushroom Enthusiast
Mushrooms are good for us in many ways. They not only can be very delicious, they have many health benefits and can be fun to grow. With a little work, you can have your own mushrooms for years.

August 11 – What’s the Buzz? Life of the Honey Bee, Jeff Powell, Glimmerglass State Park Staff
Learn about the industrious life of the honeybee & the role of the beekeeper. Parts of the beehive & beekeeping equipment will be on display. A variety of delicious native honey & other natural products from the hive will be available for tasting.

August 18 –“America’s Main Street” Route 20, John Sagendorf, Pres., Rt. 20 Association
Traveling along Route 20 may add a few minutes to your trip but, for a while, it probably won’t seem like the world is racing by quite so fast. Rediscover Route 20 and the surrounding area.

ust August 25 – RSVP: “Hospitality at Hyde Hall”, Mitchell Owens, special projects editor of Architectural Digest & Hyde Hall Trustee

Talk about the hospitality of this great New York country house. From fine French wines to fiery Jamaican hot sauces to roasted venison served on Paris-porcelain plates, the menus of Hyde Hall set a standard for entertaining in upstate New York. The lecture will include refreshments inspired by builder George Clarke’s grocery lists of the 1820s and 1830s as well as recipes from The Ladies of Hyde Hall: History,

and Hospitality , Letters and Recipes: 1819-1963, which was written by Anne Hyde Clarke Logan and Karin Lodinsky Nelson.

There is no fee to participate; donations always welcomed . This event is hosted the Friends of Glimmerglass State Park –

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