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Coming Attractions -- 03/26/2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - Updated: 7:17 PM

CLASSES

DANCE CLASSES SET

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will offer dance classes for youngsters Thursday evenings with Sue Ann Wallace of the Old Forge Ballet Company. Come April 10 at 4:30 p.m. for an information workshop and April 17 through June 19 for the classes. Classes for ages 3-6 will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m., and for ages 7-10 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The fee is $10 per class. Call (518) 352-7715.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING

LONG LAKE--The Town of Long Lake is offering a Defensive Driving Class Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 1204 Main St., Long Lake.

Space is limited. The fee is $35 each. Call the Long Lake Parks & Recreation Department at (518) 624-3077 to pre-register.

CRAFTS & FLEAS

TWIGS CRAFT FAIR

SPECULATOR--The annual Speculator Craft Fair will be Thursday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the ball field between the pavilion and the firehouse on State Route 30, across from the village beach here. The fair features 155 booths of quality handmade crafts. It is sponsored by the Hamilton County Twigs and benefits the local ambulance squads and health center. For more information vendors should call Barbara Oakes at (518) 548-5790.

EVENTS

ADK. BUYER DAYS SET

SARANAC LAKE -- The Adirondack North Country Association's 28th Annual Adirondack Buyer Days will be April 8-9 at Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway. Move in day is April 7.

The show features some of the best handmade products and specialty foods northern New York state has to offer. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Contact Show Coordinator Melissa Hart at (518) 891-6200 or mhart@adirondack.org to register for a display.

TRICKY TRAY TIME

WELLS--Wells Emergency Services will sponsor a Tricky Tray for the second year in a row. This community event will take place Saturday, April 12, at Wells Community Hall. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the drawings starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $2 each.

The proceeds will benefit both Wells Fire Company and Wells Volunteer Ambulance Corps. To donate to the event please phone Sharon at 924-2269 or drop items off at the Wells Senior Meal Site Mondays through Fridays between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

FILMS/MOVIES/TV

SEE 'THE ROBE'

WELLS--See "The Robe" during Movie Night Sunday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at the Wells Wesleyan Church on Main St. here. This award-winning picture based upon a novel is about Marcellus, a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group assigned to crucify Jesus.

Marcellus wins Jesus' homespun robe after the crucifixion. He is tormented by nightmares and delusions after the event. Hoping to find a way to live with what he has done, and still not believing in Jesus, he returns to Palestine to try and learn what he can of the man he killed.

This movie has drama, romance, comedy, action, adventure, and more.

FOOD

COME FOR POTLUCK

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Blue Mountain Lake United Methodist Church will host a Community Potluck Dinner Friday, March 28, at the fire hall on Rt. 28 here. The doors open at 4 p.m. Bring a dish to share with friends. Donations will also be accepted for the Community Action Agency.

ZITI AND MEATBALLS

WELLS--The Wells United Methodist Church will hold a Ziti and Meatball Dinner Saturday, April 5, from 4-6:30 p.m. The menu consists of ziti with tomato sauce, meatballs, tossed salad, bread, beverage and homemade pies, cakes and cookies. Take-outs will be available. Payment is by donation. The church is near the center of town on Rt. 30.

MUSIC

LOST RADIO ROUNDERS*

WELLS -- Wells Library presents The Lost Radio Rounders performing "In The Days of Stephen Foster" Sunday, April 27, from 2-4 p.m. at Wells Community Hall.

Music with vocal harmonies and a bit of history will tell the tale of this inspirational songwriter. Stephen Foster died young and penniless on the Bowery, leaving behind songs that have become the foundation of American Music. "Swanny River," "Hard Times," "Beautiful Dreamer" and others will be featured.

Refreshments will be provided, and good will offerings accepted.

PERFORMING ARTS

HELLO, CHARLIE BROWN

JOHNSBURG--Johnsburg Central School will present_"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown,"_based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz,_Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, starting at_7 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Admission is_$6 per adult and $5 per child / senior.

SEE 'PETER PAN JR.'

SPECULATOR--The musical "Disney's Peter Pan Jr." will be presented April 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. at Lake Pleasant Central School.

Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, "Disney's Peter Pan Jr." is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up. The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, such as "Following the Leader," "You Can Fly," "The Second Star to the Right" and "Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me."

VISUAL ARTS

PASTELS ON EXHIBIT

NORTH CREEK--The Adirondack Pastel Society is holding its first Membership Award Exhibition and Sale at the Widlund Gallery in Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main St., North Creek, through April 23. The awards reception will be April 12 from 5-7 p.m.

The juror of awards is Robert Carsten, an award-winning master pastel artist.

TPCC is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays when the "Open" flag is out. Buses and groups are welcome, and the building is wheelchair accessible.

The Adirondack Pastel Society provides opportunities to pastel artists and educates the public, gallery owners and collectors about the merits and beauty of the soft pastel medium. Many of its over 40 members have earned national recognition from the Pastel Society of America.

BUTTERFLIES, GEISHAS & DRAGONS

UTICA--The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art showcases the rich influence of Japanese art and culture on European and American decorative and fine arts with the exhibition Butterflies, Geishas, and Dragons: The Arts and Influence of Japan, on view April 11 through Sept. 28.

Japan had been closed to the West for approximately 300 years when, in 1853, its ports reopened for trade, which caused a fascination for Japanese culture in Europe and the United States. The craze inspired Gilbert and Sullivan to write "The Mikado" and had a profound influence on artists such as James Whistler and Claude Monet.

MWPAI is at 310 Genesee St. in Utica. Call (315) 797-0000 or go to mwpai.org.

* This event is possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Decentralization Regrant Program, administered in Hamilton County by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake.

The deadline for Coming Attractions is two weeks before the event. Announcements may not exceed 130 words. E-mail them to editor@hamiltoncountyexpress.com

     

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