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Sunday May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The North Chatham Free Library has a real treat in store for dedicated gardeners, especially those who enjoy humor mixed with good solid advice. Local, multitalented actor Sally McCarthy will offer a theatrical reading of scenes from the book “Mrs. Greenthumbs: How I Turned A Boring Yard Into A Glorious Garden And How You Can Too” by Cassandra Danz. This program is held in fond memory of Ms. Danz. She was a comedian who worked with Chicago’s famous Second City, later made her home in Hudson and became a bestselling garden writer. A skilled landscape designer herself, she saw with a wry eye the silly things people do to ruin their yards and gardens and is remembered for her personality and wit.
Sally McCarthy has been active in many tri-state venues for several decades, most recently in “Invitation to a March” at the Ghent Playhouse, for which she was given great reviews. Many of us have laughed at her annual performances in PantoLoons at the Playhouse. Although she can dance, sing and be hilarious, Sally admits she did not inherit her own mother’s green thumbs.
The program will take place outdoors in the library’s garden if weather permits, or in case of bad weather at the nearby North Chatham United Methodist Church.
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of The Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered in Columbia County by CREATE Council on the Arts.