Library eyes holiday season

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Free Library and several local businesses will kick off the start of the holiday season with several events on Dec. 3.

The library will hold an open house, the Lily Pads Art Gallery will celebrate its grand opening, and The Table restaurant, 70 Canal St., will host the second annual Local Art Fair. The events are free to the public.

In celebration of the end of Phase I construction, the library, located at 19 Willett St.,  will host an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. showcasing the new teen and young adult addition and other completed work, exhibits of works by the Creative Textile Fibers and Writers groups, the kickoff of the holiday gingerbread house raffle, and the drawing for the vintage quilt raffle. Refreshments will be available.

Also taking part is the Lily Pads gallery, 84 Canal St., owned by Sandy Delaney-Cunniff. The shop features gifts and home goods that have been designed and handmade by upstate New York artists. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will have raffles and live music throughout the day.

From noon to 4 p.m., Local Art Fair Coordinator Rebecca Winters has organized raffles of locally made items donated by participating artists, live music with a holiday theme by guitarist Josh Gies, demonstrations, and portrait drawing by artist Yulia Levkovich. Winters recommended that individuals wishing to have portraits sketched should call 315- 219-7080 to make a reservation since openings are limited.

For more information, call 315-219-7080.

By Patricia Older

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