Woodchuck Lodge Events Archive:

2010 Events:

Saturday, June 12, 2010 1-4 pm
"Stories From The Porch," a storytelling festival. Acclaimed storytellers Jonathan Kruk and Laurie & Ira McIntosh, along with Phoenicia's own Jean Druffner and others will weave Catskill Mountain stories, songs, and tales from the porch of John Burroughs beloved Woodchuck Lodge.

2009 Events:

Saturday, April 4, 2009, 2:30 p.m.
John Burroughs Birthday Bash! Cassie’s Café, 53535 Main St., Roxbury
John Burroughs Birthday Bash!  Co-sponsored by Woodchuck Lodge, Inc. and Writers in the Mountains, this will be a celebration of the naturalist’s 172nd birthday with community members age 11 to 89 reading from his essays on a Catskill boyhood, farming, war, aging, the hereafter and more. Hear the words that made Burroughs a celebrity in his day, and sign up for a nature writing workshop May 30 at the Lodge by Pace University Professor Helane Levine Keating. Enjoy some birthday cake, and become a Friend of Woodchuck Lodge! Info: (Press Release)
Sat., May 2, 2009, 11 a.m.
Dedication of new outdoor exhibit at Burroughs Memorial Field

State-owned site of literary naturalist John Burroughs’ Boyhood Rock and burial place a short walk from Woodchuck Lodge. Address by Tom Alworth, Burroughs scholar and Deputy Commissioner for Natural Resources, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Info:
Sat. June 13, 2009, 3-6 p.m.
John Burroughs Community Day: Home Ground -- To Know it is to Love It.

Very special guest speaker Peter Forbes, Executive Director of the Center for Whole Communities, Vermont. Original music by Leland Door and Pamela West of Diviner; buffet of local foods; raffle/auction of Burroughs books and items.  Free; donations benefit restoration of Woodchuck Lodge. Co-sponsored by the Watershed Agricultural Council, local businesses and supporters.  Roxbury Arts Group’s Hilt Kelly Hall, Vega Mountain Rd., Roxbury.  Directions:
And please visit Woodchuck Lodge again on the following weekends in 2009 for guided tours of the Lodge, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Take Hardscrabble Road off NYS Route 30, 1 mile north of the hamlet of Roxbury, Delaware County, NY. Turn on Burroughs Memorial Road, follow to Woodchuck Lodge. Admission free, donations welcome.
May 2-3
June 6-7
Sat., June 13 (1-3 p.m. only)
July 4-5
August 1-2
Sept. 5-6
Oct. 3-4

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