SOMERS, N.Y. – A county fair, a church auction and a trip to Venice are among the events planned in the Somers area this weekend.
Friday, July 27
41st Annual Putnam County 4-H Fair: Friday noon - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. It’s the 41st Putnam County 4-H Fair, featuring a plant sale, educational and environmental exhibits, a games tent, a discovery depot tent, lots of entertainment, plenty of food including a chicken barbecue, and animals – lots and lots of animals. Muscoot’s 4-H Gang will be there, too. Admission is free. The fair will be held at Veterans Memorial Park, 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Kent.
Somers Tremor Group: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. The Somers Tremor Group, dedicated to the neurological disorder which causes involuntary shaking, quivering or quavering, will meet for a tai chi session, followed by a discussion period. The tai chi starts at 1:30 p.m.; the discussion starts at 3 p.m. There is no charge, but a donation of $10 from those attending the tai chi portion would be appreciated. It’s at the Somers Library, Reis Park, Route 139, Somers.
"Merchant of Venice": 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. The popular Stamford, Conn., theater group Curtain Call Inc. will present Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” on the lawn at the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden. Bring a picnic basket and blanket. The garden opens at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden is at 28 Deveau Road, North Salem.
Saturday, July 28
Angle Fly Preserve Volunteer Day: 10 a.m. There is never an idle moment at Somers’ Angle Fly Preserve. All volunteers are welcome to come and make the preserve an even better place. Bring your own gloves and water and meet at the main entrance to the preserve on Primrose Street in Somers.
St. James Church 54th Annual Auction: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. People wait in groups at the barrier until opening time, then rush up the driveway, already immersed in auction fever. By the end of the day, everything is gone. Items are on sale until noon, then the auction bidding begins. No entry fee. St. James Episcopal Church is at 296 Titicus Road, near the intersection of June Road, in North Salem.
Sunday, July 29
Farmers Market: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fresh produce, meats, cheese, soaps, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish and delicacies from local farmers and artisans will be available. The Muscoot Farmers Market will continue every Sunday through October. Muscoot Farm is on Route 100, 1½ miles south of Route 35 in Somers.
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