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The Parnas / Adragna Trio will perform the music of Bolcom, Cassado, Martinu and Ravel April 4 at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. (Photo submitted)

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Coming Attractions 03/27/2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - Updated: 5:54 PM

BIRDING

TO ARBUTUS LAKE

NEWCOMB--Charlotte Demers will lead a two-mile birding excursion around the shore of Arbutus Lake in the Huntington Wildlife Forest here Saturday, April 6, starting at 10 a.m. Meet at the Adirondack Interpretative Center at 5922 State Route 28N. To register email Demers at cdemers@frontiernet.net.

This flat trail goes through mostly softwood and mixed wood forest. There is the possibility that red- and white-winged crossbills will be in the softwoods along the trail. Plan for three hours of hiking or snowshoeing depending on conditions.

CHILDREN/TEENS

EASTER EGG HUNT

WELLS--The Virginia Hosley Free Library on Rt. 30 here will hold an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 31, starting at 10:30 a.m. for children age 10 and under, featuring candy, prizes, a visit from the Easter Bunny and story time.

The library is open Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m., Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. starting April 5 and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. To volunteer call Alice Megargle at 924-2220 or stop by and sign up.

HOP TO THE EGG HUNT

INLET--The Inlet Youth Commission will hold an egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Arrowhead Park. The hunt is for children up to age 12 (or sixth grade). Bring a bag or basket, collect the allotted number of plastic eggs and turn them in for treats. Special golden eggs will hatch into special prizes.

Each child will receive a bag of treats, then all the children’s names will be thrown into a basket and one boy and one girl from each age group will be drawn for additional special prizes. The later date is an attempt to make sure all the children have returned from spring break vacation.

For more information contact Mary Marleau at (315) 357-6121 or Inlet Information Office at (315) 357-5501.

CLASSES

SPRING PAINTING CLASS

EDINBURG--Constance Dodge of Dodge House Lakeside Gallery will hold a Spring Painting Class I - Acrylics / Oils Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25 and May 2 and 9 from 6-9 p.m. at Edinburg Community Center, 47 Military Rd. here. Call (518) 863-2201 to sign up.

This class is suited for beginners as well as those with some level of experience. Students will explore the versatility of acrylic paint, which can be manipulated to look like oil or to appear like the washes of watercolor. Those students with a foundation in oils, and who have those supplies, are welcome to use that medium in class.

Tuition is $70 each, $65 for members of Sacandaga Valley Arts Network. Call Dodge for a supplies list.

ARTS EVENT BUDGETING

BLUE MT. LAKE - Learn the ins and outs of successful arts events budgeting, with an emphasis on diversifying revenues, accounting for operational costs, and successfully leveraging in-kind contributions April 11 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here.

Budgeting A Decentralization Event will run from 5-6 p.m. The class is free, but pre-registration is requested.

For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.

ON DEFENSIVE DRIVING

LONG LAKE--A Defensive Driving Class through the National Safety Council will be held Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Long Lake Town Hall. The discounted cost for the class is $30 per student if prepaid and $35 at the door. By completing the course the student will receive a 10 percent discount on auto insurance and a four-point reduction from their driving record. Space is limited. Call (518) 624-3077 to reserve a seat.

FOOD

CHICKEN AND GRAVY

WELLS--Wells United Methodist Church will hold a Welcome Back to Spring Dinner Saturday, April 6, from 4-6:30 p.m. The menu consists of chicken in gravy on biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots, beverage and homemade pies, cakes and cookies.

The cost is $8.50 for adults, $4 for ages 6 to 12 and free for under age 6. Take-outs and gluten-free options will be available. The Methodist Church is near the center of Wells, on Route 30.

MUSIC

THE PARNAS/ADRAGNA TRIO

NORTH CREEK--Tannery Pond Community Center at 228 Main Street here presents Parnas / Adragna Trio performing the music of Bolcom, Cassado, Martinu and Ravel Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 / adult and $5 / student. They may be purchased at the Town of Johnsburg Library. For reservations call TPCC at (518) 251-2505.

Violinist Madalyn Parnas has earned three rave reviews in the New York Times endorsing her solo and chamber performances. Cellist Cicely Parnas made her Carnegie Hall debut as guest soloist with the New York String Orchestra, earning a rave review from the New York Times for her "velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen imagination." Vincent Adragna continuously performs at many important concerts and festivals in France and Western Europe.

PERFORMING ARTS

'MILLIE' THE MUSICAL

SPECULATOR--The Lake Pleasant Central School Drama Club is putting on the musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie jr.," April 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. at the school. Admission is a $4 donation with children age 5 and under admitted free.

"Millie" is a zany romp that will have everyone dancing the Charleston. Taking place in New York City in 1922, the musical tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life. It's a New York full of intrigue and jazz, a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever.

It is filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences love to hate.

LIVING-ABLE SERIES

LONG LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Living-Able program returns April 13-14 with the musical Honk! Honk! is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling," with a musical score everyone will enjoy. This production stars performers from all over the region and features students from Long Lake Central School and adults with disabilities from Sunmount DDSO.

See Honk! at the school Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. General admission is $10 each. For more information call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org

SIGN UP FOR THEATRE

BLUE MT. LAKE--Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival subscriptions are available from the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here.

The Arts Center is proud and excited to be launching the 4th Annual Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival, a one-of-a-kind touring theatre featuring professional actors and local community talent of six productions with 51 performances in 18 towns across the Adirondacks. The package includes:

-- tickets to both main stage musicals: "Shrek" and "Songs for a New World;"

-- a special Subscribers' Performance of "Macbeth" at Eagle Nest's hangar July 27 at 7 p.m.; and

-- tickets to the site specific musical "Cabaret" at Gore Mountain.

Subscriptions are $100, a $40 savings. There are only 65 left. Call the AC at (518) 352-7715 to reserve a spot.

VISUAL ARTS

STUDENT ART EXHIBIT

BLUE MT. LAKE--Check out the art of talented students of Adirondack schools during the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Student Art Exhibit April 5 to May 4.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Gallery Reception will be held May 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.

THE DEADLINE FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS IS TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT.

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