USLA Summer Events
Plans Heating Up for Summer
Sally Ward, Cultural Affairs Chair
Mark your calendars and start looking forward to another Saranac summer.
There’s something for everyone! Whet your appetites with a preview of what’s on tap.
July 22 – Historic Camp Tour – La Jeunesse (1916-1954) was an elite boys’ camp which is now in private hands. The former infirmary has been transformed into a stunning retreat where owners Chuck and Joan Bechtel will host us from 4-6 p.m. A tour and talk will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.
July 25 – Paddle ‘n Picnic – USLA Board member Jeff Dickson will lead this adventure. Bring your canoe or kayak and count on a memorable outing. Rain date: July 26. Location TBD.
Early August – A Day at the Races – And they’re off!! Join USLA friends for a trip to one of the oldest sporting venues in the country, the beautiful Saratoga race track. Pick your favorites and savor the pageantry.
August 7 – Poetry and Music Salon Gathering – Three generations of the Laird-Creech family will entertain. Antonia Laird, a past Poet Laureate of Delaware, will share some of her poems and her son-in-law and granddaughter will treat guests to the sweet sounds of guitar and celtic harp. Late afternoon.
August 18 – A History of the Bartlett Carry Club with Fran Yardley – Fran will reveal the lore that has enthralled AARCH tour participants year after year and tell how she and her first husband, Jay, saved the iconic property which is now a nine-family cooperative. Hosted at the Bartlett Carry Club – 3-5 p.m.
Look for more specific details about all events, including registration information, in the May Mailboat.