Bolton Landing in the Winter – Indoors

    What do we do in Bolton Landing in the winter? A lot of indoor pursuits –  after skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, snowshoeing, ice fishing and such!     For Trivia Pursuit fans, the Lakeside Lodge & Grill in Bolton Landing has been hosting a trivia contest on Monday     nights, which is very enthusiastically attended. There are several teams of players, and even some prize money involved for the winning team. All are welcome, especially the audience – lots of laughter and a very good time!    Fredrick’s Restaurant holds Wii bowling on Thursday nights, and Karaoke on Fridays. Frederick’s has live music in the summer, and the Pub on 9 has live music on the weekends all year round – all have great food, too. The Bolton Free Library invited Laura Breakenridge to do a demonstration on knitting this past fall which turned into a knitting circle that is still happening on Wednesdays at 4 PM. Most of the people who showed up for the first meeting did not have a clue about how to knit -they do now! Laura started out with simple designs, purses to be felted (shrunk on purpose).  Laura offered a lot of her hand-spun yarn as a gift to get people started, along with loaning out needles of different sizes and kinds. Some “I’ve knitted/crocheted forever” people have joined in the fun, and creative and colorful projects have blossomed. The Bolton Free Library is also hosting the annual Cabin Fever Party on March 9 at the Bolton Community Center (also known as the Bolton Conservation Park, and formerly known as the Bolton Conservation Club) What ever you wish to call it, it is located at 50 Edgecomb Pond Road, and is a lovely building created to house community events. The Cabin Fever Party is an annual pot-luck event with live music – the Blue Moon Band this year. All it costs is a donation to get in, all proceeds support the Bolton Free Library. The Town of Bolton Recreation Department has been hosting different fitness classes at the Conservation Park on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. There is a choice of Pilates, Chair Yoga and Tone and Stretch Classes. For more information you can contact Michelle Huck, Town of Bolton Recreation Director – the same person who organizes those wonderful summer programs that we will be hearing about soon: [email protected] The Lake George Land Conservancy (across from the library in Bolton Landing) lends their meeting room to the Bolton Writers Group every other Monday afternoon. (Thank you, LGLC!) All are welcome to attend, the group is open to all genres of writing. Most people are working on memoir of some sort, going by the thought, “Do you want your grandchildren to only know what your children will tell them?” Scary thought – write your own story! The Bolton Writers Group is active in supporting both the Bolton’s Best Potluck Cookbook project, and the Bolton Stories project (more on that one later this summer). The cookbook project started when someone noticed that not too much gets done in Bolton Landing without a pot-luck to kick it off! And there is some wonderful food at these community events. All proceeds will benefit the Bolton Free Library. Do you have any favorite recipes? We would love to include them! Please drop them off at the Bolton Free Library, or send to [email protected] Do you have any favorite winter activities? Please let us know about them – Penelope Jewell            ]]>