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Coming Attractions -- 04/09/2014

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - Updated: 6:21 PM

BIRDING

TAKE A BIRD WALK

NEWCOMB--Northern New York Audubon will hold a bird walk Saturday, April 12, from 9-11 a.m. at the Adirondack Interpretive Center here. Observe birds at the feeders, which may include redpolls, evening grosbeaks, chickadees, nuthatches and more, the head out to the Sucker Brook Trail.

This one-mile trail runs along the outlet to Rich Lake, providing opportunities to glimpse mink and otter in the open water, and the surrounding hardwood forest is a great place to spot woodpeckers. Pre-registration is required by calling (518) 852-2000. The AIC is at 5922 State Route 28N.

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.

BE A WETLANDS DETECTIVE

NEWCOMB--The Adirondack Interpretive Center here will hold Wetlands Detectives Training Workshop I - Frogs & Toads, Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. Become a citizen scientist and conduct surveys that will be used to help preserve Adirondack wetlands ecosystems. Call (518) 852-2000 for more information. A second workshop focused on plants and birds will be held May 17. The AIC is at 5922 State Route 28N.

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.

MORE DEFENSIVE DRIVING

WELLS--The AARP Driver Safety Program Course will be offered at the United Methodist Church here Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It costs $20 for AARP members / $25 others, to be paid the day of the class. The instructor will be Ray Hatch.

This course is for ages 50 and older. Each attendee will be mailed a certificate that can be presented to his or her auto insurance company for a minimum 10 percent reduction in the base rate of liability and collision insurance premiums for three years. The class must be repeated for additional three-year discounts.

Contact Alice Megargle (924-2220) or Edna Rew (924-4207) before the class to sign-up. Coffee and snacks will be provided in the morning. Bring a sack lunch.

EVENTS

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

SENIORS DO LUNCH

LAKE GEORGE--The 40th Annual Warren - Hamilton Counties Office for the Aging Senior Citizen Luncheon honoring Senior of the Year and Contributing Senior from Warren and Hamilton Counties will be Thursday, May 22, starting at noon at Fort William Henry, 48 Canada St. here.

Choose a beef, chicken or salmon entrée for $16.95. Sign up with a local senior club, center or meal site or call Maureen Mihalics at (518) 668-5506. Reservations and payment must be received by May 8.

MERRY BRUNCH OF MAY

BLUE MT. LAKE--Join the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts May 18 at noon for its Fourth Annual Merry Brunch of May celebration at The Hedges here to benefit the AC's Living Able Program, for adults with developmental disabilities, and Arts from the Start program, providing arts programs for children. Come support these programs while enjoying great company, beautiful flowers and excellent food under the spring May Pole. This year there will be after brunch fun; look for more details at adirondackarts.org. Tickets are $22 per adult and $12 children under age 12.

GARDENING

FINALLY LOOKING LIKE SPRING

INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake Garden Club invites the public to attend its Wednesday, April 16, meeting at 10 a.m. at the Ski Hut, Rt. 30, featuring a presentation, "Finally Looking Like Spring," by Nancy Welch, director, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Hamilton County.

The presentation includes soil health and amendments, soil temperature, and a thorough garden cleaning. For more info call or email Pat Leonard at 648-0044, paleonard@citlinknet

MUSIC

EASTER CONCERT SLATED

WELLS--Wells Wesleyan Church will hold an Easter Concert Sunday, April 13, starting at 2 p.m., performed by Wells Community Choir and Azalea & the Good-Ol-Boys. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SVAN CENTER REOPENS

NORTHVILLE--Sacandaga Valley Arts Network's Arts Center, located at 132 S. Main St. here, will have its Grand Reopening Saturday, April 12. The newly reconfigured space has a gallery, a meeting / training room for selected SVAN-sponsored workshops and a members' retail space. April 12 hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a 1 p.m. ribboncutting and a reception from 1-4 p.m. to meet some of the exhibiting artists and fine-craft artisans.

Spring hours will be Fridays 4-8 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 12-4 p.m. Come enjoy the beautiful creations of local artists. Questions? Call SVAN President Rick Hasenauer at (518) 414-1167 or rph5301@aol.com.

* 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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