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Thurman, NY - Where Heritage is Cultivated
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(UPDATED 7-12-2016-Still in progress!)

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TTH: Thurman Town Hall, 311 Athol Road, 12810
VMF: Veterans' Memorial Field, Athol 12810
TS: Thurman Station, 1882 Stony Creek Rd. Thurman, 12885
All three sites are wheelchair/bus accessible.
For those who wonder, Athol, pronounced "ay' thall", is a the informal designation of apopulation cluster within the greater township of Thurman.

LIBRARY! Mini-Library for Mini-People: Thurman volunteers have created a bookshelf of books to be read to babies and young children, a proven benefit to their intellectual development (and fun family-bonding, as well). Marilyn Hoy-Youngblood, one of the volunteers who created this, says, "ANYONE may take books home and read to their children. The books are FREE, and can be kept if enjoyed or returned to the town hall for reuse. DONATIONS of gently used books for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and younger children are happily accepted. A box is labeled for their deposit near the bookshelves." If you have questions, call Marilyn 623-9710

Winter fun at VMF, weather permitting. Sled downhill. Ample parking area with footpath to top of the hill. No supervision is provided. Parents must assume responsibility for the safety and behavior of their children.




Friday, March 4- Thurman Cabin Fever Potluck Supper and Game Night. Contact organizers about the dish you will bring to share, and pack up the famly, maybe some games or an instrument to pick and go enjoy a free relaxing evening. 6-8 p.m., at Thurman Town Hall. Contact Amber at mrs.herrmann626@gmail.com, or Wini at lucyann@hotmail.com,

Saturday, March 19th - Annual Maple Sugar Party*. TTH , 4 p.m. - ? $10 adults, $5 for kids 6-11. Age 5 and under, free. 623-2967 (623-4050 the day of the event). Entertainment by local musicians and an all-you-can eat buffet with dessert of old-fashioned jackwax, all to benefit American Cancer Society. www.ThurmanMapleDays.com

Saturday, Sunday, March 19th - 20th - Thurman Maple Days.* All over Athol/Thurman. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 518-623-4744. Pancake breakfast 9 a.m. at 190 Valley Rd. ($7 adults; $4 kids 10 or under). Visit maple and goat farms & sawmill: tours, demos: tapping, boiling, sawing, tasting, crafts, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free. Sampling, shopping. Maps in area and online. www.ThurmanMapleDays.com.

Saturday, Sunday, March 26th - 27th- Thurman Maple Days.* All over Athol/Thurman. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 518-623-4744. Pancake breakfast 9 a.m. at 190 Valley Rd. ($7 adults; $4 kids 10 or under). Visit maple & goat farms & sawmill: tours, demos: tapping, boiling, sawing, tasting, crafts, 10 - 4, free. Sampling, shopping. Maps in area or download at ThurmanMapleDays.com.

Saturday, Sunday, April 2nd-3rd- Thurman Maple Days.* All over Athol/Thurman. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 518-623-4744. Pancake breakfast 9 a.m. at 190 Valley Rd. ($7 adults; $4 kids 10 or under). Visit maple and cheese farms, & sawmill: tours, demos: tapping, boiling, sawing, crafts, 10 - 4, free. Sampling, shopping. Maps at ThurmanMapleDays.com

Saturday, April 2, A visit with chldren's author Karen Rose
from VT. Kids of all ages will enjoy hearing her read from her books, tell you about the farm animals that inspired it, and try your hand at being an illustrator. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Snacks will be served. Sponsored by Thurman Book Connection at Thurman Town Hall, 311 Athol Rd., Athol. Contact Marlyn: mhoy-youngblood@hughes.net.

Late April: Dates and details to be announced - Self-register for the Thurman Townwide Sale - Never has it been so easy to list your sale so you can take advantage of our extensive marketing and the benefit of listing on the map handout. Watch for our announcement.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 13th, 14th and 15th - Thurman Townwide Sale, all over Thurman. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. 518-623-9305. Find maps at sales near edges of town and online to guide you to old-fashioned yard sales, rain/shine where possible. www.ThurmanTownwideSale.com

Saturday, June 4th- Martin's Lumber Woods Walk - Understanding Sustainability, 280 Valley Road, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. 518-623-9595. Guided woods walks to learn how selective cutting and environmental awareness save forests. Demonstrations of sawmill, paper beads, stained glass stepping stones. The Martins are joined by artisan friends, demonstrating spoon carving, rustic home accents; firewood processing, local author with regional books. www.Martins-Lumber.com.

Saturday, June 18th - Cheese and Spirits Pairings - Nettle Meadow Farm, 484 S. Johnsburg Rd., Thurman. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 518-623-3372. Award-winning Nettle Meadow cheeses paired with NY state spirits in historic barn. Buy tickets online at $25. At door, $30. Tickets go on sale May 18 on event site: www.NettleMeadowCheeseandSpirits.com. Online and other advance sales end June 14.

Monday, July 4th - Monday Night Concerts in the Park* begin. VMF. 7-9 p.m. Free. 518-623-9649. Under cover. Bring blanket or chair. Refreshments available from local non-profit groups. See complete concert schedule below.

Monday, August 29th, Last evening of Thurman Monday Night Concerts. Veterans' Memorial Field. 7-9 p.m. Free. 518-623-9649. Under cover. Bring blanket or chair. Refreshments. FIREWORKS after dark. See complete concert list below.

Sunday, September 11, Fourth Annual Tour de Daggett Lake, to benefit "Rosie's Love," a charity providing pediatric cancer victims and their families special time together. Registration 7 a.m. Minimum donation $25 adults, $15 kids. 65-mile ride, 8 a.m.; 20 mile ride, 9 a.m.

Saturday, October 8th - Thurman Fall Farm Tour* all over Athol/Thurman, , 10 - 4, mostly free. 518-623-9595. Farms, demos; Scarecrow contest and New Fall Farm Tour FLIP contest with prizes for each! Tractors, crafts, quilt show. Family-friendly. Items for sale. Pancakes 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 190 Valley Rd. ($7 adults; $4 kids 10 & under). Schedule & map in town and at www.ThurmanFallFarmTour.com.

Saturday, November 26th - Country Christmas Bazaar, TTH , 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Free. 518-623-9718. An amazing array of hand crafted items made by local arti-sans. Drawings. Refreshments available. Sale benefits Christmas Basket Fund. www.PersisGranger.com

*All concerts and events with asterisks have been made possible in part by funds from Warren County Occupancy Tax, granted by the Town of Thurman.

Thurman Maple Days and Thurman Fall Farm Tour are made possible, in part, by Warren County occupancy taxes, help from the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor, and funding through the NYS Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

First Wilderness Helped these events. eeee NY Dept of State

2016 Concerts in the Park -

VMF. 7-9 p.m. Free. 518-623-9649. Under cover. Dress for changeable mountain weather. Bring blanket or chair. Local non-profit groups sell refreshments. Thurman Book Connection will be on hand at most concerts to give away books, read to kids and engage them in book-related activities. Playground adjacent to concert pavilion.

7-9 p.m. Free. 518-623-9649. Under cover at Veterans’ Memorial Field, 311 Athol Rd., Athol. Dress for changeable mountain weather. BJuly 4, Marty Wendell—From rockabilly, folk, country and pop to blues and gospel. 

July 11, Bill Healey and The String Dusters - beautifully-blended bluegrass. Too good to miss

uly 18, Big Fez & the Surfmatics—Classic surf and beach music from the early 1960's  

July 25, Ed Lowman & Company - Square dancing, circle dancing, contradancing for kids from 2 to 92. Guidance provided!

Aug 1, The Stony Creek Band - An enduringly popular goupr that has thrilled generations with a sound that has consistently defied description.

Aug 8, Annie and the Hedonists - interprets songs of great femaile blues artists of the '20s, '30s and '40s; also swing, bluesy country and roots Americana 

Aug 15, The Bluebillies—A unique blend of country, bluegrass and folk music with traditional style, sound and spirit.
Aug 22,
Brass and Blues - Fuses Dixieland Jazz with Delta Blues. Vocals, slide guitar, banjo, trombone and tuba.

Aug 29, The Lustre KingsJitterbug and lindy to the Lustre Kings’ old time rock & roll and ’50s tunes.

Thurman Monday Night Concerts in the Park have been made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by LARAC/Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council., and by funding from Warren County occupancy tax dollars granted by the town of Thurman.


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For event details
Specific details about many events may be found at their individual websites. While bus groups are welcomed at most of our events, it is strongly advised that groups prearrange with event hosts. Guests should bring chairs or blankets to Veterans' Memorial Field. All phone numbers are area code 518 unless otherwise noted.