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Summer arrives with garden goods, music

The Town of Halifax will kick off the summer season with its first Friday Night Jams today from 6 to 9 p.m. followed by Halifax Farmers Market grand opening Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Halifax Farmers Market.

 On Friday night, Jams goers will have a chance to enjoy live music by The Barnyard Pimps who will perform from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and Improbable Cause who will perform from 7:45 to 9 p.m. 

The Barnyard Pimps feature the musical stylings of Dennis Roller, D. J. Roller, Jimmy Glass and Robyn Robbins. Improbable Cause features Ronnie and Adam Snow, Bill Watson and Jerry Lovelace.

 Fresh produce also will be available for sale during Friday Night Jams along with concessions sold by Maria Concessions and Tater Time.

A kids’ activity craft involving keychains and crayon rub templates with pastels and crayons will take place as part of the Friday Night Jams event for a fee of $5.

The activity includes all materials and snacks, and parents can pre-register their children for the activity by calling 434-476-2343.

On Saturday morning, those attending the Halifax Farmers Market grand opening will be able to choose from a wide selection of vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, jams, jellies, fresh eggs, goat milk soap, natural charcoal and more. 

Animal lovers can come and adopt a pet from the Humane Society during their adopt-a-thon from 8 a.m. to noon.  

David Hudson, “The Traveling Farmer,” also will be sharing stories of his travels during the grand opening. 

Attendees with dogs weighing under 151 pounds can bring their dogs to the Farmers Market grand opening to get a free nail clipping from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Halifax Hillbillies will entertain the crowd with live music from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Steve Schopen of Molasses Grill will give a cooking demonstration featuring fresh meat from Hudson Heritage Farms.

Door prizes also will be available during the event.

Future events include two more Friday Night Jams on Aug. 10 and Sept. 7, a Banister River Rally set for Sept. 22 and an October  Halifest on Oct. 27.