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2015 Al Fresco Dinner

Al Fresco Dinner Tickets on Sale Now!

Saturday, July 25 at 5 pm

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Lunch, Learn & Play

Monday, July 6 through Friday, August 14

11:30 am until 5:30 pm each day

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2015 Al Fresco Dinner

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Al Fresco 2015 – Saturday, July 25 at 5 pm

Tickets are now on sale!

Please join us for our 13th annual celebration of all the good that Salem has to offer! This wonderful event includes: a delicious locally sourced dinner prepared on site in our Battenkill Kitchen; live entertainment including Debi Craig on the harp during the cocktail hour and dancing to the rhythms of the Roadhouse Rhythm & Blues Band after dinner; an amazing silent auction filled with a great assortment of goodies; the Mettowee River Theater Company procession during dinner; and a wonderful Civil War exhibit in our Great Hall. Tickets are $60 each and are available at the Courthouse – you may purchase your ticket by calling 518-854-7053. Details including a menu are available under the Al Fresco tab.

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Exciting New Events at the Courthouse

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Summer Newsletter Correction

On the front page of the recently mailed Courthouse Chronicle, the featured Al Fresco article mentions that the proceeds from the 2015 silent auction will benefit the Lunch, Learn & Play program. This is not correct. The proceeds from the silent auction will support the organizational needs of the Courthouse. Funds for Lunch, Learn & Play are raised through other fundraising events. It is not our intention to mislead, and we apologize for the confusion.

Wonderful New Classes For Summer

  • Let’s Take A Hike – August 8
  • Puppy Training Class – July 11
  • Basic Obedience Class – July 11
  • Kung Fu (Tigers & Dragons) July 7
  • Kung Fu (White Crane) July 7
  • Tai Chi/ Chi Kung – July 9
  • Tai Chi Chuan Applications – July 7

Details for each class are provided in the Summer Course Catalog tab in the upper left-hand column on this home page.

For information, please call 518-854-7053.

Save the van program needs drivers

The SAVE Van Needs Your Help

The Salem Area Van Endeavor is seeking the assistance of some new drivers.  The opportunity is open to anyone with a clean driving record and a few hours to volunteer each week – no special license is required and you will be added to our insurance.

If you would like to assist with this worthy initiative, please give Donna a call at 518-854-7053.

Our faithful driver, Ken White is retiring after 5 years of service. Let’s give him and big hand and thanks when you see him!

Please – let’s keep the van rolling for those in need of transportation to the grocery store on Tuesday & Thursday morning.

The Courthouse Celebrates the End of the Civil War over

the July 4th Weekend

Please join us for exciting events to honor the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the return of the 123rd Regiment.

Exciting upcoming events include:

A new Civil War exhibit in our Great Hall featuring a wide display of artifacts and documents.

On display through the month of July!

Upcoming Civil War Concerts in our courtroom:

Friday, July 3 at 7:30 pm – the Providence Brigade Brass Band

Saturday, July 4 at 1 pm – the 77th Regiment Balladeers

And not to be missed: Civil War re-enactors camped on the Courthouse property over the July 4th weekend.

Please visit www.123rdregiment.org for a detailed listing of the many events in Salem in the coming weeks.

The Washington County Band will perform at the Courthouse on Friay, July 17 at 7:00 pm!

Under the direction of accomplished pianist, composer and sound designer Geoffrey Gee, the band will perform show tunes, ballads and big band medleys to delight their audience.

July 17th’s performance will be a benefit in memory of their long-time band member, Dick Campbell, and will feature Patrick Staples, a talented 16-year old pianist from Peru, VT.

The Washington County Band is a perennial favorite with many dedicated fans – please join them for this exciting event!

Lunch, Learn + Play

Monday, July 6 through Friday, August 14

11:30 am until 5:30 pm each day

American Red Cross approved swim program at Lake Lauderdale in the morning – students may take the bus to the lake from the Salem Central School at 8:30 and will be bused to the Courthouse at 11:30.

Registration forms are available at the Courthouse.

For LL&P information, call the Courthouse at 518-854-7053.

For Lake Lauderdale swim information, cal 518-677-3086.

There is no charge for Lunch, Learn & Play.

The swim program is free for Salem residents, $85 (for the 6 weeks) per child for non-residents.

Busing to Lake Lauderdale is $25 (for the 6 weeks)  for one child with a maximum of $40 for 2 or more children.