Garden Club

 

Join the Elizabethtown - Westport Garden Club on the first Thursday of each month at 11:00 am. They generally meet at the Social Center, but often meet at members' home gardens during the summer months. Please check our calendar page for updates.

 

The objectives of the Garden Club, as a non-profit organization, are to promote interest in gardening, and to maintain and further the beautification and environmental improvement of our community.

For more information, please contact Garden Club President Louise von Brockdorff at 962-4095.

Pleasant Valley Chorale

 

Love to sing? Need an outlet? The Pleasant Valley Chorale might just be what you are looking for. 

Led by director Susan Hughes, the Chorale is a fun group with over thirty members from all over the Champlain Valley. New members are welcome at the start of each session; no audition is required.

 

New members are welcome; please know that there is a weekly commitment for this group.  Dues are $15 for the session. The next session is TBA.  For more information, call the Center.

The Pleasant Valley Chorale was started in 1986 by Joe Wyant.

Find information about upcoming concerts on our PVC Concerts page and calendar page.

Writers Group

The Elizabethtown Social Center sponsors a Writers Group coordinated by local author Sandra Weber. Please check our calendar for meeting times.

 

The group is open to all skill levels, ages, and interests.Group members will offer supportive and constructive criticism to each other’s writing efforts and exchange information about writing, publishing and writer events in the area. The group is open to a wide variety of genre, including short story, novel chapters, poetry, essays, nonfiction book chapters, newsletters, newspaper/magazine articles, and children’s stories - Or, simply recording your memories for your family.

 

The main requirement in the group is that members have a desire to support writers and the creative process.  Writing or sharing writing with the group is not required, just an enjoyment of learning about writing offering encouragement to writers. For those who are (or want to be) writers, it is an opportunity to get feedback, meet other writers, improve your skills, and learn more about publishing.

 

Coordinator Sandra Weber is an independent scholar with a focus on Adirondack Mountain region and women’s history. She has published nine books, including Adirondack Roots:: Stories of Hiking, History and Women: Breaking Trail: Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks with co-author, Peggy Lynn; and the Finest Square Mile: Mount Jo and Heart Lake. She has also penned four children’s books and numerous magazine articles. You can learn more about Sandra on her website: www.sandraweber.com

American Legion Post 551

The American Legion Post 551 meets at the Social Center on the third Thursday every month at 7 pm. Anyone who has served in the millitary is eligible to attend meetings and join.

 

For more information, contact Newman Tryon at 873-2138 or Bill Teuschler at 873-9916. You can find more information about the American Legion at www.legion.org.

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Adirondack Friends of Refugees

Meets monthly at the Elizabethtown Social Center. Please see the calendar for exact dates.

 

Adirondack Friends of Refugees (AFRI) is a group of activists from the Adirondack Region in New York hailing from Elizabethtown, Essex, Keene and Keene Valley, Lewis, Westport, and Willsboro. Formed in 2016 in response to the Syrian refugee crisis, Adirondack Friends of Refugees and Immigrants is a group of committed people who are exploring ways of supporting refugees and immigrants in New York State’s North Country and elsewhere. 

Learn more at http://www.adirondack-friends-of-refugees.com/.

Memory Cafe


The SUNY Plattsburgh Caregiver Support Initiative returns to the Social Center with an opportunity for those with memory loss and their caregivers.

The Memory Cafe provides a gathering place for friends with Alzheimer's disease or other Dementia and their caregivers to relax and enjoy social events, refreshments and entertainment.

A series of free Memory Cafes will be held on the third Tuesday in September, October, and November, from 1-3 pm.

Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVP is appreciated to Kristin Fleming at (518)564-2049.

www.wehelpcaregivers.com

ADK Speak Spanish (ADK habla Español)

Learn to speak Spanish by immersion! This group meets weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 am and practices with songs, games and conversation. All ages are welcome! Please check the calendar for dates.

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/ADKhablaSpanish/. 

Pleasant Valley Quilters

The Pleasant Valley Quilters gathers at the Social Center on the third Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to work on community service projects such as lap quilts, adult clothing protectors, pillow cases, walker bags, etc., for our local hospitals, nursing homes and veterans.

 

The group of 30 members also meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Elizabethtown Community Hospital conference room. The purpose of the group is to provide crafters an opportunity to gather for socialization and education; share the art of quilting; and create projects for charitable purposes. Anyone interested in joining the Pleasant Valley Quilters and/or participating in a day of sewing and socializing is welcome.

 

Please see the calendar page for dates. For more information, please contact Janice Orlawski at janiceorlowski@gmail.com.

Anyone interested in starting an interest group or community activity is encouraged to contact us. The Social Center regularly hosts groups such as knitting/crocheting, card/board games, etc. Please contact us if you have an interest you would like to share in a social atmosphere. 

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