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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - Updated: 11:49 PM



LAKE PLEASANT--Hamilton County's 9th Annual Boreal Birding Festival will be June 7-9, featuring renowned birder Bruce Beehler. This three-day event features bird-watching hikes, canoe trips, walks, safaris, outings and seminars throughout the county. All field trips are free, but registration is required for each outdoor event. The schedule of events will be on



SPECULATOR--The annual Memorial Day Book Sale run by The Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library to benefit the library will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24-26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the corner of Rt. 8 and Page Street, across from Twigs' Treasures.

The location has been changed due to road construction in front of the library. Book donations are gratefully accepted. The books are "sold" by donation.



WELLS--The Wells Fish & Game Club will hold its annual Fish Derby for children up to age 16 Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to noon at the old reservoir on Gilmantown Road here. Bring rod, reel and worms.

Refreshments will be served. For more information call Nancy at 924-2110, Marleen at 924-7308, George at 924-3032 or Kim at 775-9359.


LONG LAKE--The Long Lake Fish & Game Club will hold a Youth Fishing Contest for ages 16 and under Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jennings Park Pond on Rt. 30 here. The pond is stocked with trout in the early spring. Prizes are awarded and a life-long Adirondack hobby is born. Email to for more information or call Bruce Jennings at (518) 624-2145.



SPECULATOR--Have 10 minutes next Wednesday night to learn CPR? Speculator Volunteer Ambulance Corps invites anyone ages 10 and up to join them at Lake Pleasant Central School on Elm Lake Road here Wednesday, May 22, at any time between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. to learn hands-only CPR in 10 minutes.

Bring the younger kids and their teddy bears, too. While the adults learn CPR, Rescue Rabbit and his helpers will be there to entertain the children with a "Teddy Bear Clinic." For more information call the ambulance corps office at 548-5911. There is no charge for this training.



WELLS--The Virginia Hosley Free Library on Route 30 here will hold an open house Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to noon to celebrate its 15th birthday. There will be live entertainment featuring the Arrows of the Word under the direction of Steve Page. Cupcakes, punch and other goodies will be provided.

Library hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information call Alice at 924-2220 or Edna at 924-4207.


OLD FORGE--The 13th Annual Central Adirondack Kiwanis, Town of Webb School Key Club and Builders Club Free Car Wash will be Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Calypso's Cove here. The rain date is Sunday, May 26.

This event provides funds for the administration and operation of all the many Kiwanis children's activities that take place during the year. How can a free car wash do that? Sponsors who pledge an amount per car washed. For example, if a sponsor pledges $0.10 per car and 100 cars are washed the sponsor pays $10; or a sponsor might pledge a firm $20 no matter how many cars are washed.

Last year over 100 cars were washed. To become a sponsor contact co-chairmen Bob Teesdale at (315) 369-5425 or Mike Griffin at (315) 369-3881.


SPECULATOR--A Susan G. Komen for the Cure 5K Run / Walk will be held Saturday, June 1, starting from Lake Pleasant Central School on Elm Lake Road here. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. Registration received before June 1 is $15 each; it is $20 the day of the event. Go to All proceeds go to Susan G. Komen For the Cure Northeastern New York.


INLET--Mitch Lee of Inlet Information Office will lead a three- to four-hour National Trails Day Hike Saturday, June 1, on the new Seventh Lake community connector trail in Inlet. This trail connects the Moose River Plains primitive camping area to Sagamore Road in Raquette Lake for hiking, mountain biking and snowmobiling.

Meet at Inlet Town Hall at 160 Route 28 here at 9 a.m. The hike, about six miles round-trip, will start at the Seventh Lake boat launch and explore a portion of the trail as it winds its way west toward the Moose River Plains Wild Forest entry point at the Three Mile Marker.

Pack a lunch, wear sturdy footwear and apply bug spray or wear head nets as it will be prime black fly season. The terrain is moderate with some steep climbs and wet portions.


TUPPER LAKE--The Wild Center and Clarkson University will host "Flip the Switch" Monday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to noon in The Wild Center's Flammer Theater to celebrate the arrival of broadband across the North Country. The event will include presentations from people using broadband to transform the way they work in the North Country and a chance to hear from the leaders who are helping shape the new North Country economy. To sign up go to


INLET--The 18th Annual Black Fly Challenge mountain bike race will begin in Indian Lake's Byron Park at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, and ends in Inlet's Arrowhead Park.

This Adirondack Mountain Bike Association race through the Moose River Plains is a challenging 40-mile ride. The post-race party starts at noon and the awards ceremony at 3 p.m. For more call (315) 357-3281.


LONG LAKE--This year's Running From The Flies 5K Race at John Dillon Park, 2150 Tupper Road, will be Sunday, June 9, starting at 10 a.m., sponsored by the Town of Long Lake and Paul Smiths College. Call (518) 624-3077.

All parking is off-site. Shuttle vans will transport racers to the site starting at 8 a.m. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. _$15 pre-registration includes t-shirt_; $20 day of race. All registrations must be by check or money order payable to Town of Long Lake, POB 496, Long Lake NY 12847.



LONG LAKE--Long Lake Fish & Game Club will hold its annual Bass and Pike Fishing Derby Saturday, June 15. Register from 6-6:30 a.m. at Long Lake Town Beach for $25 each. No late registrations will be allowed.

Fish from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and weigh in between 3 and 3:30 p.m. at the beach. Cash prizes will be awarded. Call Bruce Jennings at (518) 624-2145 or email for more info.



WELLS--Wells United Methodist Church will have a Start of Summer Dinner Saturday, June 1, from 4-6:30 p.m. The menu consists of ham with raisin sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots, beverage and homemade desserts. The cost is $ 9 for adults, $4.50 ages 6-12 and free if under age 6. Take-outs and gluten-free options are available. The Methodist Church is on Route 30.



LAKE PLEASANT--Twigs Treasures House opens for the season Memorial Day Weekend. Come in and browse two floors of constantly changing arrays of antiques and slightly used furniture, household goods, toys, linens and more.

Twigs Treasures House is on Page Street near the intersection with State Route 8, across from Lake Pleasant Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Memorial Day Weekend May 24-27; Wednesdays through Saturdays through June; Tuesdays through Saturdays during July and August; Fridays and Saturdays during September (plus Sunday, Sept. 15, until noon for the Town-Wide Garage Sale); and Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5, and Columbus Day Weekend Oct. 11-13 and Oct. 14 to noon.

To donate items call Letty Rudes at 548-7077) Lore Frisk at 548-4668 or Susan Thielking at 548-6318.


INDIAN LAKE--The spring TownWide Yard Sale here will run May 24-26 this year, part of the Great Adirondack Garage Sale from Long Lake to Indian Lake, Inlet and Old Forge along state routes 28, 28N and 30.

The Charity Yard Sale, which is part of this event, will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 24 and 25 at the Indian Lake Fire Hall on E. Main Street, with the bag sale Saturday from 12-4 p.m. The Charity Yard Sale benefits local charities.



SPECLATOR--North Country Bible Fellowship on Elm Lake Road here will hold its Fourth Annual Plant Swap Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be a range of plants from bulbs to trees. Bring any kind of houseplant, annuals, perennials, bushes, trees etc. No plant is too small or too large.

Come and look or share any type of plants even if you don't have plants to exchange; just make a donation to the food bank. For more info call (518) 548-5777.



LAKE PLEASANT--The Ladies Tuesday Morning Golf League at Lake Pleasant Golf Course on Rt. 8 here is seeking new members. Tee time is 9 a.m. Tuesdays during July and August.

Members of all abilities are welcome, and one does not need to be a member of Lake Pleasant Golf. Golf league members pay when they play. There are reduced green fees for league players.

A league meeting will be held Tuesday, June 25, at 8:30 a.m. at the golf course. Those who wish to play after the meeting should be ready to golf.

Ladies Tuesday Morning Golf League dues of $40 each cover prizes and the annual banquet at the end of the season. Call Jan at 548-8533 or Dee at 548-3294 after June 1 to reserve a spot.



WELLS--"It is easy to take our freedoms and liberties for granted...the very things that deserve our gratitude the most." --(author unknown)

Townspeople here will honor the fallen heroes who fought to protect American freedom with a brief service at Wells Community Hall on Rt. 30 Saturday, May 25, starting at 9 a.m. There will be a brief address, a Memorial Day wreath will be laid and Wells Central School Band members will play. Everyone is welcome to attend.


LONG LAKE--Memorial Day in the Town of Long Lake will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, with a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Long Lake Bridge.

At noon Long Lake American Legion Post 650, the Long Lake Central School Band and the Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department will march from Long Lake Town Hall down Main Street to the cemetery.

The Raquette Lake Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. at Raquette Lake Library, followed by coffee and doughnuts. Call (518) 624-3077.


LONG LAKE--The Hamilton County Memorial Day Parade will be held in Long Lake this year. It will leave Mt. Sabattis on Rt. 30 at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 27.

Everyone is welcome to enter a float in the float contest for cash prizes. Decorate a float for a chance to win money for a club, organization or charity. All float participants should arrive and line up on Owl's Head Lane (Sagamore Road) prior to the 1:30 p.m. departure time.



BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents its annual Memorial Day celebration, "The Great American Songbook," in concert at three Adirondack Park locations: Friday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Rt. 30, Long Lake; Sunday, May 26, at 2 p.m. at View, 3273 Rt. 28, Old Forge; and Sunday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Indian Lake Theater, 13 W. Main St., Indian Lake.

The "Great American Songbook," sometimes referred to as "American Standards," is a uniquely American collection of popular music from Broadway and Hollywood musicals prevalent from the 1920s to 1960s. Composers include George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and Richard Rodgers. General admission is $10. (518) 352-7715.



TUPPER LAKE--Cecropia. Luna. Rosy Maple. Io. Join Professor Janet Mihuc from Paul Smith's College to learn about the giant silk moths that are native to the Adirondacks Saturday, June 1, from 7:30-9 p.m. at The Wild Center, 45 Museum Dr. here.

These moths are beautiful but rarely seen unless one knows where and when to look for them. "The Secret World of Moths"_will demonstrate how to attract and observe moths at home. Project Silk moth is a volunteer-based survey documenting the presence of giant silkmoths (family Saturniidae) in northern New York state. This free presentation has the information needed to become a silk moth watcher. Email to or call (518) 359-3253 for more.



LONG LAKE--Adirondack Quilt Camp will be June 23-26 at Long Lake Central School, sponsored by the Town of Long Lake and Log Cabin Fabrics.

Classes will run from 1-4 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Ten award-winning quilt instructors will give 20 classes and workshops. There will also be lectures, evening programs and special children's classes.

Beginners to experienced quilters and all ages are welcome. Call (518) 624-3077 or check out for information on classes and teacher biographies.



INLET--Celebrate National Trails Day here Saturday, June 1, by hiking with Mitch Lee. Meet at Town Hall on Main St. at 9 a.m. (315) 357-5501.



BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts on Rt. 28 here will present "The Spitfire Grill" June 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Center; Thursday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Rt. 30, Long Lake; Friday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main St., North Creek; and Saturday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. at View, 3273 Rt. 28, Old Forge.

Admission is $15 / $10 members. Call (518) 352-7715.

Based on the hit movie, a feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself, working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are $100 and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill.



NORTH CREEK--Tannery Pond Community Center's Widlund Gallery presents "Coalescence V: Fiber Art Works" through May 29, featuring fiber artists Robin Blakney-Carlson, Francelise Dawkins, Joanna Monroe, Kris Gregson-Moss and Charlene Leary.

The Widlund Gallery, 228 Main Street, is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Call (518) 251-2505.


OLD FORGE--The 9th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition at View on Rt. 28 here runs through June 29. It's a highlight of View's annual calendar, with thousands of visitors a year. The exhibition has attracted some of the nation's foremost pastel artists.

Patricia Tribastone of the Pastel Society of America will lead two events May 4: a Continental Breakfast and Gallery Walkabout and "Drink & Draw," a pastel still life demonstration and wine tasting.

Exhibition admission is $8/$4 members with a $2 discount for groups of 10 or more. Children under age 12 are admitted free.

For a free preview of the exhibitions, large group tour scheduling and more information about View visit, or call (315) 369-6411.


BLUE MT. LAKE--Meet Miss Hannah - Mixed Media by Hannah Lightbody gallery show will run June 7 to July 13 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. A gallery reception will be held July 13 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Craving home, Hannah Lightbody uses her roots and the northern woods of Maine as inspiration. Using found objects and materials, she produces art that comes from her idea of home.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at


BLUE MT. LAKE--Trova De Amor - Paintings by Miguel Alfaro gallery show will run June 7 to July 13 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. A gallery reception will be held July 13 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Romantic figures dancing, men playing guitars and voluptuous women create surreal scenes that are undeniably tender. Alfaro's Cuban scenes are rich with color, stories and emotion.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at


BLUE MT. LAKE--Tactile and Visible Stories - Book Art by Hai Ri Han gallery show will run June 7 to July 13 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. A gallery reception will be held July 13 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Bringing a traditional art form back with a more contemporary spin, Hai Ri Han creates unorthodox books. Accordion, star- and tunnel-shaped books with ambiguous legibility and readability lead the reader to a deliberate relationship with his books.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at


BLUE MT. LAKE--The Privileged Series - Illustrations by Anthony Dortch gallery show will run June 7 to July 13 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. A gallery reception will be held July 13 from 5:30-7 p.m.

The Privileged Series illustrates what it means to be socially and financially above others. Dortch makes social commentary with his segmented show representing "The Privileged," "The Purifiers" and "The Other."

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at



BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will host a Punch Needle Rug Hooking Workshop June 1-2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It costs $75 / $65 members.

The beauty of this style of rug hooking is the simplicity of the tools, the speed as compared to traditional rug hooking and a great potential for design. Pat Merritt will demonstrate and help students learn the art of punch needle rug hooking from design to technique. Take home a 14-inch square decoration. Bring gloves and pliers.

Registration is required. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at



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