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Coming Attractions 07/03/2013

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - Updated: 8:49 PM



LONG LAKE--Long Lake's Annual Antiques & Vintage Sale will be July 5-7 at Long Lake Central School, 20 School Rd. IO Books, The Granary, John J. Ryan Antiques, Buyers Paradise and Casey's Antiques are among the long-time favorite vendors who are returning for the show's 28th year.

Friday's Preview and Reception runs from 5-7 p.m. with live acoustic music by Alex Smith and light refreshments. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday's 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1 each.

Browse unique items including postcards, dinnerware, paintings, furniture, jewelry, porcelain and special taxidermy restorations. For more call (518) 624-3077 or visit



BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will hold its annual auction Saturday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a block party from 2-5 p.m. This auction has become a community event attended by antique lovers from all over.

Auction donations are needed. Look in the attic, cellar, garage, back room or shed and pull out those 'unique and special' items, large and small, that would be a great addition to an auction. ALCA will pick up items if necessary. Just call (518) 352-7715.


BLEECKER--Bleecker Community Church's annual auction will be Saturday, July 13, at the Church Hall at 641 County Highway 112 here starting at 10 a.m. Henri Lebel will again be the auctioneer. This is a variety auction which has a little of everything and includes home-baked items. It is held inside with seating provided. Refreshments are available.



LONG LAKE--The Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold an Adirondack Challenge Boat Flotilla Friday, July 12, from 5-7 p.m. starting at the Long Lake Town Beach.

All boat owners or visitors who have rented a boat are encouraged to join. Boats will meet at the Long Lake Town Dock at 4:30 p.m. for the official line-up and parade. Music by the Garrison-LeBlanc Trio will be enjoyed on the beach.



NORTHVILLE--Friends of the Northville Library will hold its annual Northville Library Book Sale July 4-6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the library at 341 S. Third St. here. Early bird admission for $3 each runs from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, July 4; otherwise, admission is free.

Over 7,000 hardcover and paperback books will be sold to provide summer reading at bargain prices, or stock up ahead of time for next winter.



INLET--The annual Ping Pong Ball Drop here will be Thursday, July 4, at 1 p.m. at Fern Park, 9 Loomis Rd.

Children up to age 12 rush onto the ball field after a seaplane has dropped ping-pong balls for them to collect. Each child is allowed to collect three balls, which they will bring into the pavilion to trade for prizes. Prizes include snacks, novelty items, toys and gift certificates.


INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake / Blue Mt. Lake Fish & Game Association will hold its annual free Kids' Fishing Derby for ages 15 and younger Saturday, July 6, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Byron Park on Rt. 28. Adult supervision is required. There will be prizes, a casting contest and free hot dogs, hamburgers, soda and juice. Loner poles are available, and instruction will be provided.


INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake / Blue Mt. Lake Fish & Game Association will follow its free Kids' Fishing Derby with a Kids' Shoot at the Shooting Range on Chain Lakes Road here Saturday, July 6, from 2-4 p.m. This introduction to target shooting and gun safety uses .22 caliber and BB guns.


LONG LAKE--The Hamilton County Trailblazers will hike beautiful Owl's Head Mountain here Tuesday, July 9. This event is for children age 10 and up. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call (518) 624-3077.



INDIAN LAKE--Take another Adirondack Challenge and attend the Invasive Insect Symposium Tuesday, July 16, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Ski Hut off State Route 30 here.

Learn to know tree species and tree-killing pests and what to do about them. Take a forest survey hike that will teach the signs and symptoms of these invasive insects, learn about community preparedness and have questions answered by the experts.

For more information or to register for this free event contact the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District at (518) 548-3991 or by July 10.



OLD FORGE--The Forge Festival of Arts and Crafts will be Thursday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Adirondack Bank parking lot here, across from the public beach. Enjoy fine arts and crafts from over 35 vendors in an outdoor venue. Admission is free.

Each vendor is hand-selected, ensuring only the highest quality will be presented. Venders will be offering anything from handmade pottery pieces and paintings to jewelry and candles. Stop by and see the many works of art and handmade crafts that will both be on display and for sale.


PISECO--This year's Evergreen Lake Craft Fair will be Saturday, July 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Lake Pavilion off 425 Rt. 8 here. Unique Adirondack, hand-made items will be sold. Watch for the signs. For more information call (518) 548-8640.



PISECO--The Piseco Library Coffeehouse Series will present a lively, toe-tappin', foot-stompin' evening of Homespun Community Dance Saturday, July 13, from 7-9 p.m. at the Adirondack Education Center on Rt. 8 here. Admission is free; any donations will be used toward programming and the purchase of new books for Piseco Library.

Enjoy an exciting, interactive program of square dancing that gets all ages up and moving to the live beat of traditional folk instruments like banjos, fiddles and pennywhistles. Homespun's renowned caller, dance organizer and recording artist Paul Rosenberg creates a festive learning experience that lets everyone know what to do and when to do it. By the end of the evening even the most reluctant "dance phobic" will be out on the floor having a great time.



PISECO--The annual Piseco Auxiliary Rummage Sale is fast approaching for all shoppers and bargain hunters. All roads will lead to Piseco Community Hall on Old Piseco Road Friday, July 5. Be there at noon for the start and stay until the 5 p.m. closing time. Saturday, July 6, hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the bake sale starting at 10 a.m. sharp.

This is the auxiliary's huge rummage sale. Don't miss the biggest selection of "quality" rummage at the best prices. Bag Hour starts Saturday at noon - all you can stuff into a bag for $1 with no limit to the number of bags. The proceeds benefit Piseco Fire Department, Piseco Ambulance Corps and other community organizations.

People come from far and near, so be there early and stay late.


INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake Methodist Women will hold a Bazaar and Bake Sale Saturday, July 6, at the church on Main Street and a Flea Market at the Parsonage garage also on Main St. 9:30 a.m. Both run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


SPECULATOR--There will be an Open House at the new Speculator Village Hall on Rt. 8 here Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to show off the new village offices. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays except for legal holidays.

Lake Pleasant Museum will hold an open house the same day, so visit both. Refreshments will be provided.



TUPPER LAKE--The Wild Center here will show "Flight of the Butterflies," a breathtaking new giant screen adventure from SK Films, in its Flammer Theater through June 2014. provided a $20,000 gift to sponsor the screening, which will debut during BuzzzFest Saturday, July 6.

The film immerses audiences in a journey of perseverance that spans thousands of miles and several generations: tracking monarch butterflies to their Mexican winter haven, where audiences will discover a truly spectacular sight, hundreds of millions of butterflies.'s goal is to protect milkweed, the perennial plant essential to monarch reproduction; and to urge planting of late-blooming flowers to feed monarchs as they begin their incredible journey.



WELLS--The next dinner at Wells United Methodist Church will be Saturday, July 13, 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 per adult and $4 for ages 6-12. It is free for children under age 6.

Take-outs and gluten-free options are available. The church is near the center of Wells on Route 30.



LONG LAKE--Long Lake's July 4 Games For All Ages will start at 10 a.m. on the Town Ball Field here. Classic favorites include a scavenger hunt for small children, a balloon race, sack races, the venerable egg toss and the three-legged race. Children enjoy collecting their winnings from the prize booth. For more information call (518) 624-3077.


LAKE PLEASANT--The 22nd Annual Sacandaga Lake Boat Parade will be Thursday, July 4, at 11 a.m. (rain date July 6). All boats are welcome. Meet at the southwest corner of Sacandaga Lake (Aird's Bay) at 11 a.m. and bring flags. For more information call Frank at 548-8124.

The Village of Speculator parade and fireworks will be Saturday, July 6.


LONG LAKE--The Long Lake Bed Races will take place at the Town Beach here July 4 starting at 5 p.m. Teams of five people ages 16 and up find an old bed, decorate it, hop on and race to the finish line for cash prizes for Fastest Bed and Best in Show. The entry fee is $10 per bed. Contestants must wear sneakers. Pre-registration is required. Call (518) 624-3077 to register and get a set of rules.


LONG LAKE--The Town of Long Lake's Fourth of July Celebration will be July 4 starting at 6 p.m. at the Town Beach here.

The Bad Chaperones will play, Long Lake Fire Department will serve up a feast, Penelope the Clown will paint faces at the gazebo and the best fireworks in the Adirondacks will start at dark. For more information call (518) 624-3077. The rain location is the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion.


RAQUETTE LAKE--The hamlet of Raquette Lake will hold fireworks on the village green July 4 following a concert by The Spinney Brothers at the school on Rt. 28.


INLET--Fireworks will follow the Sunsets by the Lake Concert Series here July 4, following a performance by Jamie Notarthomas in Arrowhead Park.


SPECULATOR--The Village of Speculator's annual Parade July 4 Celebration begins with J&M Amusements Friday, July 5, at the ball field from 6-11 p.m. and Saturday, July 6, from 1-11 p.m. There will be a dunk tank, games and food. The rain date is Sunday, July 7. Play all night by purchasing a wristband for $12 each.

The parade starts Saturday at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at the public beach.


INDIAN LAKE--Indian Lake's Independence Day Celebration Parade and Fireworks will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 6. The parade ends at Byron Park on Rt. 28, where there will be entertainment and fireworks.

The parade will be preceded by a Chicken Barbecue at the fire hall on E. Main St. (Rt. 28) starting at 4 p.m. The Blue Mountain Lake United Methodist Church will sell Strawberry Shortcake at Byron Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for $3 each. Call (518) 648-5828 or go to for more.


SPECULATOR--Pleasant Riders Snowmobile Club is looking for cancer survivors to ride on its float in the Speculator Fourth of July Parade Saturday, July 6.

The club is planning a Ride For The Cure snowmobile ride for Jan. 25, 2014. The float is to promote the ride; all money raised by the Ride For The Cure will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Those who will ride on the float are asked to call Kathy Aird at (518) 548-5623.



SPECULATOR--The Lake Pleasant / Speculator greenhouse on Elm Lake Road needs volunteer gardeners to help grow fresh vegetables for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, which distributes food to anyone in the community who needs it. Call Nancy at Cornell Cooperative Extension at (518) 548-6191 to help out this valuable effort.



WELLS--The Wells Museum is open for the 2013 season with a new display -- a recreation of the original parlor of the building when it was owned by Mary Hosley and Orra Buyce, who made their home there in 1918. The display includes many of the original furnishings, including the original sofa, as well as games and pottery. The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during July and August.


PISECO - John Simons, president of Piseco Lake Historical Society, has announced the following summer programs.

Wednesday, July 10, Roy Rehill will provide a presentation and signing of his book, "Adirondack Adventures, French Louie & His Biographer." He will detail his various endeavors as a canal boat driver, lumberjack, trapper and guide.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, will see an in-depth presentation about the history, construction, operation and future of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad.

All programs are held at Piseco Community Hall starting at 7 p.m.


NEWCOMB--Adirondack Architectural Heritage has organized a tour of Tahawus and the deserted village of Adirondac for Thursday, July 11. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 3 p.m. The fee is $30 members / $40 non-members. Reservations are required by calling (518) 834-9328.

An odd assortment of structures stands on a remote road outside Newcomb: an imposing stone tower, a stabilized 19th-century house and a handful of tumbledown cottages, all on property owned by the Open Space Institute. Look at more than a century of mining, see the 1854 McIntyre Furnace and the remains of the village of Adirondac and talk about the Adirondack Iron and Steel Company operations and the 20th-century mining operation at Tahawus.


SPECULATOR--The Town of Lake Pleasant Historical Museum on Rt. 8 here will hold an Open House Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. New exhibits are on boxing, family camps and emergency departments. Azalia and the Good Ole' Boys will be singing with specials by Tom Hoover, Howie Parslow and others. For more call 548-4478.



RAQUETTE LAKE--Raquette Lake Union Free School on Rt. 28 here will host The Spinney Brothers Concert Thursday, July 4, at 7 p.m. The Spinney Brothers' cornerstone is the sound of traditional, southern-flavored bluegrass music. Admission is free (free will offering). The doors open at 6:15 p.m. There will also be a pie raffle and fireworks at the village green after the concert.


INLET--"Sunsets by the Lake" Concert Series will present Jamie Notarthomas in Arrowhead Park off the main street here (rain site Fern Park Pavilion) Thursday, July 4, from 7:30-10 p.m. Notarthomas has dazzled audiences for more than 20 years with his inspired performances and ability to blend folk music with nearly any other style. As a songwriter, he has honed his skill to create a potent and eloquent tool. Critics compare his style to Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and Neil Young. Fireworks will follow the performance.


INLET--The Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council will bring the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor Michael Butterman to town for the day Saturday, July 6.

There will be a Free Children's Concert at Arrowhead Park at 3 p.m. for children age 12 and under, a Cocktail Benefit from 4-7 p.m. at The Woods Inn ($110 each includes preferred concert seating), and An Evening With The Symphony starting at 7:30 p.m. under the tent at Arrowhead Park on Main St. (admission $30 each).

For tickets go to Inlet Information Office, call (315) 357-5501 or email


RAQUETTE LAKE--Bring blankets and chairs and gear up for a jazz concert featuring seasoned musicians who will have the audience tapping their toes and humming along before the night is out. Puttin' on the Ritz will be held Saturday, July 6, at 6 p.m. at the Raquette Lake school on Rt. 28.


INLET--Bill Staines will perform during the Friday, July 5, Sunsets by the Lake summer concert series at Arrowhead Park off Rt. 28 here (rain site Fern Park Pavilion) from 7-9 p.m. Influenced by influenced by writers like Pete Seeger and Gordon Lightfoot, Charles "Sandy" Paton of Folk Legacy Records says, "Any new song that can live comfortably beside the well-worn songs of folk tradition has a good chance of surviving the test of time. Such, we believe, are the songs of Bill Staines."


BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will present the Fat River Kings, sponsored by the Tom Fagan Fund, Tuesday, July 9, starting at 8 p.m. This genre-hoping American roots band specializes in unique arrangements and tight harmonies. Don't miss this home-grown Adirondack band! Admission is $20/$10 members ($5 children under 12). For more call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at


RAQUETTE LAKE--Listen to the Jamcrackers in Concert Thursday, July 11, starting at 7 p.m. at St. Williams on Long Point here. A diverse blend of folk and blues, ballads, gospel and dance tunes sparks a rare chemistry and guaranteed good time.

Jamcrackers was the name of the river-drivers who broke up logjams with pike poles or, as a last resort, dynamite. They worked hard to find solutions and get things rolling again, and it was a job that couldn't be done alone. Dan Duggan, Peggy Lynn and Dan Berggren feel the same way about their music.

The program is free. Call (315) 354-4265 for reservations (the site is boat access only). The boat leaves the village dock beginning at 5:50 p.m. A Pie Raffle is held each Thursday to help defray costs.



NEWCOMB--Northern New York Audubon will sponsor a two- to three-mile wildlife walk in the privately owned Huntington Wildlife Forest here, led by Charlotte Demers, Saturday July 6, starting at 9 a.m. Meet at the Adirondack Interpretive Center on Route 28N. To register email or call (518) 582-2000.

The walk along a level dirt road parallels a marsh at the west end of Rich Lake. The walk continues to a small pond and includes both conifer and hardwood habitats. Plan on two hours of easy walking.



BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts' site-specific performance this year puts a unique twist on the musical "Cabaret." The production will be set in a modern spiegeltent, an Austrian traveling mirrored circus tent, at Gore Mountain in North Creek, complete with classic German beer and goodies.

Shows will be July 11, 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. The fee of $50 / $40 members includes a chairlift ride. For more call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at

"Cabaret" is set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power. It focuses on the seedy Kit Kat Klub, revolving around 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. Come early and ride the gondola to the top.


BLUE MT. LAKE--Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, "Shrek the Musical" brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on stage, presented by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here.

Dates and locations are: July 17 at 8 p.m. at View, Old Forge; July 18 at 8 p.m. at Long Lake Central School; July 19 at 8 p.m. at Newcomb Central School; July 20 at 8 p.m. at ALCA; July 21 at 2 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek; July 21 at 8 p.m. at Indian Lake Theater.

Tickets are $20 / $15 ALCA members, $5 ages 12 and under. For more call (518) 352-7715; visit the website at to buy tickets.



BLUE MT. LAKE--Meet Miss Hannah - Mixed Media by Hannah Lightbody gallery show will run through 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 through 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 through 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 through 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


SPECULATOR--The 48th Annual Speculator Art Show will be Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Speculator Pavilion. A wide variety of art will be exhibited and sold.

Artists wishing to participate may obtain entry forms by calling the Speculator Region Chamber of Commerce at (518) 548-4521, Carol Dorr at 548-3652 or Mary Ann Hughes at 548-4692).

There is no admission fee; any donations will be used for student art programs, scholarships and other ways of enhancing fine art in the area.



RAQUETTE LAKE--Bring socks, purses, shirts or anything else easy to tie-dye to the Raquette Lake Library at 1 Dillon Rd. here Wednesday, July 3, at 7 p.m. for a Tie Dye Workshop for all ages, or buy a shirt for $5. For more information call (518) 624-3077.


BLUE MT. LAKE--Make a traditional cherry paddle at The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 28N/30 here Friday, July 5, or Sunday, July 7. Led by craftsman Caleb Davis, Traditional Paddle Making Workshop participants will use hand tools to make their own cherry paddles. This is a physically demanding workshop. The fee is $125 each for a single blade paddle and $135 for a double bladed paddle. Pre-registration is required at


RAQUETTE LAKE--Great Camp Sagamore on Sagamore Rd. here will host a Canoe Paddle Carving Class Saturday, July 6. Work with master boatbuilder and long-time Sagamore instructor Patrick Smith of West Hollow Boat Company to shape a paddle specifically designed for your own paddling needs and style using traditional hand tools.

Students under age 16 are welcome to take this course after consultation with the instructor. Contact Smith at (585) 374-5014 or The fee of $100 each includes lunch. To register or for information on weekend accommodations at Great Camp Sagamore call the registrar at (315) 354-5311 ext. 21 or go to

* 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


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