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  • Tuesday, November 13: The National Audubon Society, National Geographic, BirdLife International, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have joined together to promote 2018 as the Year of the Bird, a yearlong celebration. This year also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty (MBTA).  On Tuesday, November 13, Eric Washburn will present “Birds: In your backyard and far away.” Eric is a photographer who has traveled near and far to capture the beauty of our fine feathered friends. He will show slides from his journeys across the United States as well as adventures to Ecuador, Costa Rica, Brazil and Tanzania. Washburn will also share some helpful hints on taking pictures of birds.
    • Please note: Immediately preceeding, at 7:00 p.m., the Sand Lake Association for Mutual Protection Against Horse Thieves will hold their annual meeting in the Courtroom. All are invited to attend this meeting and to join the 169-year-old tradition! [More information on SLAMPAHT here!]
  • Sunday, November 18: Who Killed Hazel Drew? - Film Preview and Fundraiser, at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. There will be two screenings: 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the SLHS Facebook page or the Who Killed Hazel Drew? – The Sand Lake Murder That Inspired Twin Peaks Facebook page. See also
  • Tuesday, December 11: Annual Holiday Party / Pot Luck Supper. An opportunity to share the dish (with recipe) that you bring for the pot luck supper but also our family traditions:  a story passed down through the generations, a present-day tradition, a treasured decoration or favorite gift from long ago! You bring the pot luck dish; the Board of Trustees provides the desserts! Members and guests are invited. Please bring a canned good or other nonperishable food item for Doors of Hope! 6:00 p.m. at the home of Ron and Barbara Berti, 42 Schumann Road, Sand Lake.
  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019: New Age of Weaponry in the Civil War. Bob Shuey will discuss how the necessities of war create new technology and the transitions to new models of weaponry and will demonstrate Civil War weaponry from his own collection. Shuey is known for his Civil War expertise. He is a Civil War Re-enactor with the 125th Regiment Association and participates in the Capital District Round Table as well as Da Buffs (Civil War enthusiasts who share their expertise as well as listening to speakers).
Sand Lake Town Hall

Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are at 7:30 p.m., at Sand Lake Town Hall, 8428 NY 66, Sand Lake, New York 12153.

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