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Coming Attractions - 03/05/2013

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 - Updated: 6:43 AM

CHILDREN/TEENS

CREATE A JOURNAL

LONG LAKE--Create Your Own Journal Friday, March 15, at noon at Geiger Arena here. Children are welcome to attend this mini book binding craft class. Decoupage front and back covers and put together a journal, nature book, sketchbook or storybook. Call (518) 624-3077 for more information.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

WELLS--Join Wells Improvement Group for its Third Annual Family Fun Night at Wells Central School Saturday, March 23 from 4-9 p.m. with a DJ, bounce activities, face painting and food for sale.

Tables will include representatives from the Hamilton County Youth Board, Wells Wesleyan Church, WCS Student Council / SADD and Wells Garden Club. If unexpected duty doesn't interfere, a K-9 Unit will be there as well.

The Fulton County Sheriff's Dept. will present the Operation SAFE CHILD Card program. Child Identification Cards will be made for anyone interested in having this done. IDs for children age 10 and under will be processed from 4-7 p.m. IDs for ages 11 and up will be done from 7-9 p.m.

For more contact WIG at wellsimprovementgroup@ymail.com.

CLASSES

SPICE UP WINTER

LONG LAKE--CVW Long Lake Public Library will hold a Spice Up Your Winter Cooking Class with Chef Susan Rohrey at the Long Lake Nutrition Site Wednesday, March 6, from 5:30-8 p.m. Call (518) 624-3825 to register.

LEARN TO TRAP

PISECO--Take the New York State Trappers Course Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Piseco school on Rt. 8. NYS Environmental Conservation officers Scott Pierce, KC Kelly and George LaPointe will be the instructors.

The course is required to legally trap in NYS. Pre-registration is required; call (518) 866-4723. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.

ENVELOPE MAKING CLASS

LONG LAKE--Cindy Black will teach an Envelope Making Class Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at Long Lake Town Hall. Use creativity with paper, stencils and hands to make envelopes for your hand-made cards. Card making, stationary, use personal photos to dress up to personalize messages. Call (518) 624-3077 for more details and to register.

THE ART OF SUGARING

TUPPER LAKE--The Wild Center at 45 Museum Drive here will hold a Maple Workshop & Pancake Breakfast Saturday, March 16, from 9-11 a.m. Learn about the art of maple sugaring with special emphasis on backyard tapping, collection and boiling.

The event includes the program, games and tastings for the whole family. Contact Director of Programs Jen Kretser for more at jkretser@wildcenter.org or (518) 359-7800 ext. 138.

EVENTS

SPORTSMAN'S DINNER

WELLS--The 18th Annual Sportsman's Dinner at Wells Central School here will be Saturday, March 9. Register between 1 and 2 p.m.; seminars start at 2 p.m. and the Wild Game Dinner at 4:30 p.m.

Seminar topics include Fly Fishing, Big Woods Whitetail Hunting, Archery, Small Game Hunting, Wilderness Survival, Family Emergency Preparedness and more. The main speaker will be Steve Rockey on "Hunting Big Whitetails."

Admission is free, although donations are encouraged. There will be door prizes of a rifle, sporting prints and more. One must be at least 10 years old to attend. For more call Jim Abbott at (518) 924-2781.

Adirondack Bible Chapel, North Country Bible Fellowship, the Speculator and Lake Pleasant Methodist churches and Wells Wesleyan Church sponsor the event.

FROM TREE TO TABLE

ALBANY--The New York State Maple Producers Association's annual Maple Weekend gives a free, first-hand opportunity to see how maple products are produced, along with the chance to taste and purchase maple products.

There will be two this year, March 16-17 and March 23-24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at participating producers, including McComb's Oak Hill Farm at 227 Elm Lake Rd. in _Speculator (mccombk@frontiernet.net) _where they will be boiling sap into syrup (weather permitting) and demonstrating tree tapping.__

equipment the results always taste great.

New York State maple syrup has a reputation as one of the highest quality maple syrups in the world. Maple Weekend allows producers to demonstrate the superiority of their product, and invites the public to sugarhouses to try for themselves.

DOWNHILL SKI RACE

OLD FORGE-- Kommunity Youth and Activity Center here will hold its 5th Annual KYAC Citizens Downhill Ski race at McCauley Mountain Ski Center Saturday, March 16.

The Two Run Citizens Downhill is open to skiers of all ages and medals will be awarded in several age categories. Registration will begin at McCauley Mt. Ski Chalet at 9 a.m. All racers must be registered and pick up race bibs by 10:30 a.m. The race will begin at 11 a.m.

The registration fees are $15 for adults and $10 for students. The maximum family fee is $50.

FAMILY DANCE NIGHT

LONG LAKE--Long Lake Central School will host French Canadian Family Dance Night Tuesday, March 19, from 6-9 p.m. Fun and learning will come together for a night of fun recipes, learning to play the spoons, French Canadian heritage and even an art project ... and don't forget about the dancing. Call (518) 624-2221 for more information.

Learn about French Canadian history and how it affected Long Lake's heritage. This event is made possible in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

FOOD

IT'S ITALIAN NIGHT

LONG LAKE--Come to Long Lake Diner between 4:30 and 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, for the Long Lake Central School Electrathon Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser.

The Long Lake Diner will host a Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner for $10 each to benefit the Electrathon Car Club Field Trip to General Electric Global Research and to compete at the Lime Rock Park Speedway. Call (518) 624-2221 for more.

COOK-OFF IS COMING

SPECULATOR--A new group of challengers including Timberline Cafe, Melody Lodge, Oak Mountain and Common Grounds is going to try to unseat perennial Chili and Soup Cook-off winner Sunrise Diner this year.

The Fourth Annual Lake Pleasant Educational Foundation Cook-off will be Wednesday, March 20, from 5-7 p.m. Come to Lake Pleasant Central School for a taste of all the dishes for $5, or for a taste of each plus a bowl of your favorite and an ice cream sundae for $8. All proceeds will benefit children's programs at the school.

LECTURES/TALKS

COOLING MOTHER EARTH

BLUE MT. LAKE--Cabin Fever Sunday at the Adirondack Museum here will be on "Cooling Mother Earth: New York's Footprint in Nature, Then and Now" March 10 starting at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The lecture by Robert Spiegelman is free thanks to the New York Council for the Humanities.

MUSIC

FIDDLE TUNES, FOLKSONGS

AND FANCY FOOTWORK

INDIAN LAKE--Indian Lake Theater will host a concert by Quickstep -- John Kirk, Trish Miller and Ed Lowman -- to start off St. Patrick's Day weekend here Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m.

The trio has been performing together for over 25 years and will bring a diverse repertoire of Canadian, Americana and Celtic music to the venue. John and Trish both teach at Skidmore College and coordinate the dances at the annual Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in the Catskills. Locally, they are a part of Great Camp Sagamore's programming and Ed organized Schroon Lake's summer square dances for the past 30 years.

Tickets are $15 ($10 if purchased in advance) and $5 for children under age of 12. For ticket sales or more information contact the theater at (518) 648-5950 or www.indianlaketheater.org.

BAROQUE MUSIC SLATED

GLENS FALLS--The Rebel Baroque Orchestra will perform Monday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls. The group will perform concertos by Vivaldi and Telemann; sonatas by Marini, Mealli, Corelli, Mancini and Boyce; a chaconne by Bertali; and a Telemann quartet on period instruments.

Tickets are available at the door: $25 for general admission and $5 for students. Further information, advance ticket sales and season subscriptions are available from Artistic Director David Bullard at (518) 792-2383.

OUTDOORS

SANTANONI SKI WEEKENDS

NEWCOMB--Due to the popularity of open house ski weekends at Great Camp Santanoni another will be offered March 16-17. Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will be able to visit the Gatelodge and Main Lodge, get short interpretive tours with AARCH staff and warm up at the Artist's Studio before the return trip. Camp Santanoni is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark.

VISUAL ARTS

WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION

OLD FORGE--View is seeking entries to the 32nd Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors Aug. 17 to Oct. 27. Over $15,000 in cash and medals will be awarded.

Enter online or print the prospectus from View's website at www.viewarts.org. Online and CD entries are accepted. Call View at (315) 369-6411 to have a prospectus mailed. The deadline to enter this exhibition is March 15.

Juror of Selection Mel Stabin is an international teacher, author and award-winning watercolorist. Juror of Awards Jim McFarlane is a nationally and internationally recognized watercolorist and teacher and current president of the American Watercolor Society.

View is a multi-arts center located at 3273 State Rt. 28 in Old Forge. To learn more about View programming and upcoming exhibitions visit www.ViewArts.org or call (315) 369-6411.

THE DEADLINE FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS IS TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT. Announcements may not exceed 130 words. E-MAIL TO editor@hamiltoncountyexpress.com

     

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