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Boston-based bluegrass band Della Mae will be at Indian Lake Theater Wednesday, July 17, for a live concert. (Photo/David McClister)

Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn will entertain Saturday, July 20, from 7-9 p.m. at Arrowhead Park in Inlet. (Photo submitted)

Somerset Winds will play at the United Methodist Church in Long Lake Thursday, July 25. (Photo submitted)

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Coming Attractions 07/17/2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - Updated: 11:21 PM

AUCTIONS

BID IN TRICKY TRAY

SPECULATOR--A Tricky Tray to benefit Lake Pleasant Library will be held Wednesday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Speculator Pavilion on Rt. 30 here. Buy tickets and place them into cans next to trays of prizes one would like to win.

BOATING

ELECTRIC LAUNCH RIDE

RAQUETTE LAKE--The Adirondack Challenge Elco Electric Launch Boat Ride up the Marion River leaves the Raquette Lake Waterfront at 254 Antlers Rd. here Friday, July 19. Board 1:30 p.m., sail 2-4 p.m. Quiet. Green. Serene. $25. Limited to eight, reservations required. (315) 354-5532 or www.raquettelakenavigation.com.

BOOKS/WRITING

BOOK SALE COMING

SPECULATOR--The Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library will hold a Book Sale Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, from 12-3 p.m. at the library on Rt. 8. A huge selection of books and other media are "sold" by donation. (518) 548-4411 or www.lakepleasantlibrary.org.

BOOKS & OTHER GOODIES

INDIAN LAKE--The Friends of the Indian Lake Library will conduct a Adirondack Challenge Summer Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, at Indian Lake Town Hall on Pelon Road. Hundreds of gently used books will be sold. Baked goods will be available July 20 only.

CALLING ALL BOOK LOVERS

PISECO--The annual Piseco Library Book Sale will begin Saturday, July 27, at 10 a.m. There are a record number of books this year to tickle every reader's fantasy. All proceeds go toward the purchase of new books for the collection. The sale goes from Saturday, July 27, through Friday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. As the sale goes on the prices get lower.

CHILDREN/TEENS

KIDS' ART CLASSES

LONG LAKE--Cindy Black will hold Kids' Art Class - Tempura Paints at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion on Rt. 30 here Wednesday, July 17, from 1-3:30 p.m. Children ages 5-10 should bring a smock or big t-shirt and an adult. (518) 624-3077.

CRAFTS & FLEAS

ARTS IN THE PARK

INLET--The 37th Annual Arts in the Park craft fair here will be July 20-21 starting at 10 a.m. at Arrowhead Park on Main St. Over 90 vendors will sell their wares Saturday to 5 p.m. and Sunday to 4 p.m. with music from 12-3 p.m. both days and Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m.

There is additional free parking in front of The Woods Inn and at Fern Park (free shuttle service between Arrowhead and Fern parks). (315) 357-5501 or info@inletny.com.

CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW

INDIAN LAKE--Check out the Adirondack Challenge Craft & Vendor Show July 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day on the lawn at Indian Lake Central School on W. Main St. 648-5112 or www.indian-lake.com.

CLUB HOLDS CRAFT FAIR

PISECO--Piseco Women's Club will present its yearly Crafts Fair at Piseco Community Hall Saturday, July 27, from 8/9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Only handmade, self-made items are allowed. There is a good mix of crafts, without too much of any one type. Unique crafts attract attention and are likely to be allowed. Call (518) 548-8732.

DANCE

IT'S DO-SI-DO TIME

INDIAN LAKE--Join the Adirondack Challenge Square Dance Friday, July 19, from 6-9 p.m. in the market parking lot at the intersection of state routes 28 and 30 here, featuring the Upstate New Yorkers. Instruction will be provided. This old-fashioned square dance is free. (518) 648-5112 or www.indian-lake.com.

ENTERTAINMENT

WATERSKI SHOW SLATED

LONG LAKE--The 2011 Eastern Regional Water Ski Champions will perform at the Long Lake Town Beach on Rt. 30 Saturday, July 20. See pyramids, jumps, stunts and barefoot waterskiing by the US Waterski Show Team. Demos kick off in the morning around 10 a.m. with a full show at 3 p.m. Free. Arrive early; parking at the beach is limited. Additional parking is available at the school and town hall. (518) 624-3077, www.mylonglake.com.

EVENTS

MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT

SPECULATOR--The ADK Challenge Mini Golf Tournament will be Friday, July 19, starting at 11 a.m. at Oak Mountain Ski Center off Elm Lake Rd. here. Teams of 3-4 people ages 12 and up complete two rounds; cash prize for winning team. Show your ADK Challenge receipt and get a free chairlift ride Saturday. Rain or shine; this course is under cover. $15 each. (518) 548-3606 or www.oakmountainski.com.

RUN, BIKE AND SWIM

PISECO--The Piseco Lake Triathlon will be Saturday, July 20, this year. Individuals and teams will swim half a mile, bicycle 11.5 miles and run three miles. The event starts at 9 a.m. on the beach at The Irondequoit Inn on Old Piseco Road here and ends at Piseco Airport, where medals will be awarded. Contestants must pre-register online at www.speculatorchamber.com.

CLASSIC CAR SHOW

INDIAN LAKE--The Adirondack Challenge Antique & Classic Car Show / Motorcycle Training Demonstrations will be Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main St. here, across from Marty's Chili Nights. 518-648-5112 or www.indian-lake.com.

AQUA FEST IS NEW

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 28/30 here will hold its first Aqua Fest Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to celebrate work and play on rivers, streams, lakes and ponds and explore some of the threats facing the region's waterways.

Experts will give presentations, displays and activities on watery topics: water quality, aquatic plants and animals, log drives, fishing, boating and more. Activities include a toy boat workshop, guideboat hat craft project and fly tying. "Mess about" with different boats on the pond. (518) 352-7311 or www.adirondackmuseum.org.

ARTISTS AND AUTHORS

INDIAN LAKE--Abanakee Studios on Route 28 here will host two days of Adirondack art, crafts, music and writing July 20-21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participating artists Saturday will be watercolorist Sarah Yeoman, pastel artist Joann Quinlivan, illustrator Jan Palmer and graphite artist Frances Gaffney. Authors represented will be Nancy Best, Calvin Boal, Richard Frost, Larry Gooley, Carol Gregson, Gail Huntley, Peter Klein, Randy Kneer, Kathleen Larkin, Gary McLouth, Jay O'Hern, Frank Shane, Peter Pollak, Daniel Way and Donald Wharton with music by the Brian Mulligan Band.

Sunday's lineup includes spinner Judy Blanchette, paddle maker Caleb Davis, jeweler Linda Doyle, the Clear Creek Weavers basket makers and totem carver Andree F. Newton and the bluegrass band Washington County Line. (518) 648-5013 or www.abanakeestudios.com.

IT'S A SUMMER BASH

INDIAN LAKE--The Town of Indian Lake will hold the Adirondack Challenge Summer Bash at Byron Park on E. Main St. (Rt. 28) here Saturday, July 20, from 12-4 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. This family-friendly event includes games, bouncies, a dunk tank, demonstrations, face-painting, storyteller Bill Smith, food, fun, music and more. The Knights of Columbus will start serving chicken barbecue at noon.

Admission is $3; children must be accompanied by an adult. (518) 648-5828 or www.indian-lake.com.

ROAD RALLY PLANNED

LONG LAKE--Drive around Long Lake following a set of ridiculous instructions (the directions confound even the natives) during Long Lake's The Amazing Race Road Rally Tuesday, July 23, starting at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, Rt. 30. Cash prizes $50/$35/$25. All rules of the road apply. $5 a car. Call (518) 624-3077 for more information.

FILMS/MOVIES/TV

'DESPICABLE ME 2'

INDIAN LAKE--Worldwide blockbuster "Despicable Me" entertained audiences around the globe in 2010. "Despicable Me 2" brings more minion madness to Indian Lake Theater on Main St. here July 19-24, at 7 p.m. $5. (518) 624-5950 or www.indianlaketheater.org.

FOOD

EDIBLE BOOK FAIR

LONG LAKE--An Edible Book Fair will be held Wednesday, July 17, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Long Lake Town Hall on Rt. 30 here. The CV Whitney Long Lake Library presents a celebration of food and edible 'books.' Devour a favorite book. A must-see and taste event for food and book lovers. (518) 624-3077 or www.mylonglake.com.

HOMEMADE DINNERS

LONG LAKE--ADK Challenge Italian Homemade Dinner Night at Cybercreek Café, 1142 Main St. (behind Hoss's Country Corner) will be Wednesday, July 17, from 5:30-8 p.m. Enjoy a home-style meal featuring locally grown fresh ingredients. Outside dining available. (518) 624-6466.

CHICKENS BARBECUE IN IL

INDIAN LAKE--The Knights of Columbus and Town of Indian Lake will sponsor a Chicken Barbecue Sunday, July 20, at Byron Park Pavilion off Rt. 28 here. It will run from noon to sold out.

FIREMEN THROW A PICNIC

LAKE PLEASANT--Lake Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Community Picnic Saturday, July 20, from 12-4 p.m. at the firehouse on South Shore Road here. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage sandwiches and fixings; raffles; and the drawing for the winner of the annual 50-50 raffle. Donations are gratefully accepted.

CHICKEN AND MUSIC

WELLS--Come to Wells Saturday, July 20, for a Chicken Barbeque from 1-3 p.m. and the County Line Rebels Band from 4-8 p.m. at the Wells Pavilion. Dinner is $9 each. It includes barbecued chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and a bottle of water. It will be held on Main St. in front of Steve's Garage and next to the firehouse from 1-3 p.m.

FIREMEN WILL BARBECUE

INDIAN LAKE--Indian Lake Vol. Fire Dept. will hold an Adirondack Challenge Barbeque at the fire hall on E. Main St. here Saturday, July 20, starting at 4 p.m. Barbequed chicken and ribs, corn on the cob, baked potato, roll.

ICE CREAM CONTEST

INDIAN LAKE--Stewart's Shop on E. Main St. here will hold the Adirondack Challenge Ice Cream Eating Contest Saturday, July 20, at 4:30 p.m. 518-648-5112 or www.indian-lake.com.

GARAGE/YARD SALES

WELLS GARAGE SALE

WELLS--The Town of Wells Community-Wide Garage Sale will be July 19-21. Hot dogs, soda and water will be sold outside Wells Museum and barbecued chicken dinners Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at Steve's Garage. The County Line Rebels will play from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Wells Pavilion. Along with original songs the group performs classic, new country and a little '50s and '60s rock and roll.

GARDENING

WOODLAND WILDFLOWERS

INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake Garden Club will meet Wednesday, July 17, at 10 a.m., at the Ski Hut on Tower Hill off Rt. 30. Member Lois Kelley will give a presentation on Woodland Wildflowers. The program will progress through the seasons, including a look at some of the flowers that appear far above the ground in trees (pine, cedar, etc.). Kelley was formerly director at the Goodwin State Forest Conservation Center in Hampton, Conn.

HISTORY

VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

NEWCOMB--Adirondack Architectural Heritage has organized a Volunteer Work Day for Camp Santanoni for Wednesday, July 17, to clear brush and tidy up at the farm (one mile from the parking lot). Volunteers should bring lunch; plenty to drink; appropriate clothing; bug and sun protection; and trimmers, clippers, etc. All help is appreciated. Email Howie Kirschenbaum at hkirschenb@aol.com to sign up.

HISTORIC TOUR OF IL

INDIAN LAKE--A Historical Walking Tour of Indian Lake will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Town Hall on Pelon Road here, off W. Main St., and run to 1 p.m. Walk back through time through and around homes and business of historical significance on this tour guided by Hamilton County Historian Bill Zullo. 518-648-5112 or www.indian-lake.com.

HISTORIC TOUR OF BML

BLUE MT. LAKE--A Historical Walking Tour of Blue Mountain Lake will run from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, led by Hamilton County Historian Bill Zullo. Includes several churches and other buildings of historical significance. Meet at the Episcopal Church on Rt. 30. 518-648-5112 or www.indian-lake.com.

HISTORIC BOAT TOUR

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Challenge Blue Mountain Lake Historic Boat Tour will be Saturday, July 20, from 4-5 p.m. from Blue Mountain Boat Livery, Rt. 30 here, aboard "The Oneonta." The tour features camps, hotels, steamboats and workers and players in the late 1800s. End of an Era: Typhus, bankruptcy, and classic characters; A New Generation: The end of the Great Camps, preservation efforts and current development. 518-352-7351 for reservations.

HISTORY AND A CRUISE

RAQUETTE LAKE--An Adirondack Challenge National Historic Landmark and Historic Place tour Sunday, July 21, has been packaged with a Luncheon Cruise aboard the W.W. Durant, leaving from the Raquette Lake Waterfront. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A guided tour of National Historic Landmark Pine Knot, the first Great Camp, and a visit to St. William's, built in 1890. Both are boat access only. The W.W. Durant will provide water taxi service as well as a luncheon. $54 each, reservations required. 315-354-5532 or www.raquettelakenavigation.com.

TOUR SAGAMORE

RAQUETTE LAKE--Tour Great Camp Sagamore on Sagamore Rd. here Sunday, July 21, at 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. with Blacksmith David Woodward. $16 adults, $8 school-age children. Seniors $2 discount. Through July 25. Free for Sagamore members and active military personnel. (315) 354-5311 or www.greatcampsagamore.org.

LECTURES/TALKS

NEW YORK'S MOUNTAINS

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Museum here will present "New York's Mountains: The Catskills and Adirondacks, an Environmental History," Monday, July 29, starting at 7:30 p.m., with David Stadling. Admission is free to members, $5 others. For more go to www.adkmuseum.org.

MUSIC

DELLA MAE TO PLAY

INDIAN LAKE--Boston-based bluegrass band Della Mae will be at Indian Lake Theater on Main St. here Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. for a live concert. The five multitalented young women of Della Mae are respectful of American musical tradition but not restricted by it. "We're really excited to draw such talent this far up north," says ILT Director Danielle Shaw. Advance tickets are available for $18 at the theater or by phone at (518) 648-5950 or e-mail info@indianlaketheater.org ($22 at the door).

OPEN MIC SLATED

LONG LAKE--Hoss's Country Corner at 1142 Main St. here will hold the Adirondack Challenge Open Mic Wednesday, July 17, from 7-10 p.m. Free to participants. Comedy, music, anything goes. Prizes. 800-952-4677 or www.hossscountrycorner.com.

STRING BEE IN CONCERT

RAQUETTE LAKE--String Bee, a stylistically diverse acoustic trio, plays a free concert at St. William's on Long Point here Thursday, July 18, starting at 7 p.m. 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 will be held to help defray costs.

THE FULTON CHAIN GANG

INDIAN LAKE--The Fulton Chain Gang will play in the Adirondack Challenge Boot Stompin' Country Concert in the market parking lot at the intersection of state routes 28 and 30 here Saturday, July 20, from 5-9 p.m. Free. Bring a chair and dancing shoes. For more call (518) 648-5828.

THE JAY WALKEN BAND

LONG LAKE--The Adirondack Challenge Concert Saturday, July 20, with The Jay Walken Band runs from 6-10 p.m. at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion off Rt. 30. Free. Contemporary country, blues, rock and roll. (518) 624-3077 or www.mylonglake.com

SUNSETS BY THE LAKE

INLET--The Town of Inlet's Sunsets by the Lake Concert Series will continue Saturday, July 20, from 7-9 p.m. at Arrowhead Park off Rt. 28 (rain site Fern Park Pavilion) with Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn. Bring a blanket or a chair. (315) 357-5501 or www.inletny.com.

GUITAR BOOT CAMP

BLUE MT. LAKE--Join Christopher Shaw Sunday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Campfire Guitar Boot Camp I at the Adirondack Museum, Rt. 30. Learn tricks and licks and get on the fast lane to playing in some amazing tunings. Students must be able to play all first position chords and switch back and forth with them in time. Bring guitar, capo, questions and problem spots. $50 each; register at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

Shaw is one of the best-known Adirondack singer-songwriters touring today. He is Taylor Guitars' first international clinician demonstrating American folk and country guitar styles.

JAM SESSION SET

LONG LAKE--A traditional music jam session featuring a variety of acoustic folk instruments will be held Sunday, July 21, from 4-6 p.m. at The Knoshery, a short-order snack stop with tables under a shelter near the town beach in Long Lake. Musicians of all levels are encouraged to come and join in, and everyone is encouraged to come and listen, sing and dance.

Some of the instruments typically used at these sessions are guitar, fiddle, dulcimer, mandolin, accordion, concertina, banjo and bass. Music featured will be Old Time, Celtic, folk, bluegrass and anything anyone wants to play or sing. For more information call (518) 624-3879.

ALEX SMITH AT THE AC

BLUE MT. LAKE--Alex Smith will perform at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here Tuesday, July 23, at 8 p.m. An Adirondack original, Smith returns home before embarking on an East Coast tour. Come listen to a local folk artist whose music is filled with Adirondack imagery. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org for tickets at $20 / $10 members.

BILL STAINES IS BACK *

PISECO--Bill Staines, one of America's great troubadours, will return to the Piseco Library Coffeehouse Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. Singing mostly his own songs, Staines has become one of the most popular and durable singers on the folk music scene. He weaves a blend of gentle wit and humor into his performances. His music is a slice of Americana.

SOMERSET WINDS TO PLAY*

LONG LAKE--A classical wind quartet of New York performers will give a concert in at the United Methodist Church here at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25. This will be oboist Elizabeth and clarinetist Les Scott's third concert in the Long Lake Summer Concert Series.

They will be joined by Frank Donaruma, principal horn of the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra and the Queens Symphony; and Atsuko Sato, bassoon, who has been playing "Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway for more than 21 years.

The performance will feature works of Handel, Hovhaness, Mozart, Janacek and others. A reception to meet the artists will follow the concert. Donations are appreciated to further fund the concert series. For more information call (518) 624-2056.

OUTDOORS

IT'S FLOAT NIGHT

LONG LAKE--The Town of Long Lake will host Float Night at the Long Lake Town Beach Friday, July 19, from 5-7 p.m., featuring a Cardboard Box Boat Face-Off. DJs Andrew and Pat spin the tunes as kids of all ages get creative and build a boat using only cardboard and duct tape. The last boat floating wins the title. Prizes. Lifeguards. (518) 624-3077 or www.mylonglake.com.

ADK. CHALLENGE HIKE

INDIAN LAKE--Hike to Pasley Falls here Sunday, July 21. Guided flat, 2.8-mile hike along the Cedar River to the waterfall. All ages. Wear appropriate footwear (may be some wet spots) and long pants. Meet at the Town Hall parking lot on Pelon Road at 9 a.m. Advance registration recommended at Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce 518-648-5112 or indianlakechamber@frontiernet.net.

PERFORMING ARTS

'SHREK THE MUSICAL'

BLUE MT. LAKE--Based on the Oscar-winning film, "Shrek the Musical" brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to the stage, presented by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. "Shrek" is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun.

Dates are: July 17, 8 p.m., View, Old Forge; July 18, 8 p.m., Long Lake Central School; July 19, 8 p.m., Newcomb Central School; July 20, 8 p.m., ALCA; July 21, 2 p.m., Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek; and July 21, 8 p.m., Indian Lake Theater. Tickets are $20 / $15 ALCA members, $5 ages 12 and under. Visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org to buy tickets.

LEARNING TO PERFORM

BLUE MT. LAKE--Christopher Shaw will teach his Stories and Performance: It's Your Turn to Shine! workshop at the Adirondack Museum on Rt. 30 here Friday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn the art of weaving interesting and funny stories into a performance.

Shaw is one of the best-known Adirondack singer-songwriters touring today. His 10 albums have sent him all over the world, as Taylor Guitars made him its first International clinician demonstrating American folk and country guitar styles. He's also an Artist in Residence at the museum, working with schoolchildren to explore Adirondack history through song and stories. The fee is $50 each. Register at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here continues its Adirondack Summer Playhouse with Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park - "Macbeth." This hour-long outdoor adaptation of Shakespeare's classic thriller is set in a 20th-century militaristic society.

Performance times and locations in Hamilton County are: July 27, 2 p.m., subscriber event at Eagle's Nest Hangar on Utowana Lake; July 28, 2 p.m., Arrowhead Park, Inlet (rain site, Fern Park Pavilion) and 7 p.m., Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, Long Lake; July 31, 2 p.m., Raquette Lake (rain site, school); Aug. 1, 7 p.m., Byron Park, Indian Lake; Aug. 3, 7 p.m., Speculator Pavilion; and Aug. 4, 2 p.m., Prospect Point, Blue Mt. Lake (rain site, The AC).

Free admission. For more go to www.adksummerplayhouse.org.

VISUAL ARTS

ART ON EXHIBIT

SPECULATOR--Local artists Amy Germain and Tom Preston have combined their artistic abilities with an exhibit at the Lake Pleasant Library through July. Germain of Everyday Adirondack Photography has unique views of her subjects and does individual photo sessions. Preston of Chickadee Hill is noted for his wildlife photos. Stop in and enjoy this local talent. Both artists live in Piseco.

THREE NEW EXHIBITS

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will have works by three artists mounted from July 19 through Aug. 17: "Underwaterlilies" by William Scully, "Untitled" by Ricardo Onascimento and "Midlife Mermaid" by Jane Zweibel. Summer gallery hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 12-4 p.m. Sundays.

Scully's underwater digital photography captures water lilies in a unique underwater perspective. Onascimento mixes craft techniques and electronics to create sculptures exploring different cultures and traditions. Zweibel's sewn, stuffed and painted sculptural objects push and blur the boundaries and conventions of sculpture and painting.

ART AND PHOTO SHOW

LONG LAKE--Long Lake's annual Art and Photo Show will be July 20-27 from 1-7 p.m. daily at Town Hall, 1130 Deerland Rd. (518) 624-3077 or www.mylonglake.com 

VISIT THE ARTISTS' LAIR

WELLS--John Van Alstine _and Caroline Ramersdorfer will open their studios and sculpture garden at 1293 Rt. 30 here -- the Old Adirondack Lumber Yard -- to visitors Saturday, July 27, from 1-7 p.m.

This "Confluence of Opposites" is an opportunity to see contemporary sculpture in two very different styles: Van Alstine's metal and stone abstractions and Ramersdorfer's geometric white marble confections. The informal reception will include wine and cheese.

Van Alstine _and Caroline Ramersdorfer will be presenting recent large-scale projects and new works both large and small. For more go to www.johnvanalstine.com/OpenStudio2013.

WORKSHOPS

LEARN DECOUPAGE

RAQUETTE LAKE--Join a Decoupage Craft Class Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at Raquette Lake Library here and make a decoupage box or journal to take home. Everyone is welcome to this free class at 1 Dillon Rd. It is great for kids and adults of all ages. Call (518) 624-3077 for more information.

MAKE YOUR OWN PADDLE

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 30 here will host craftsman Caleb Davis and his Traditional Paddle Making Workshop July 18 and 25. Participants will use hand tools to make their own cherry paddles. This one-day workshop is physically demanding. Fees are $125 each for a single blade paddle and $135 for a double bladed paddle. Pre-registration is required at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

SONGWRITING 101

BLUE MT. LAKE--Christopher Shaw, one of the best-known Adirondack singer-songwriters touring today, will hold his Songwriting: Adirondack Style! workshop Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adirondack Museum on Rt. 30 here. $50 each; register at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops. Bring guitar, legal pad, pencils and erasers and learn about structure, finding your muse, and how to trick yourself out of writer's block.

His 10 albums have sent Shaw all over the world as Taylor Guitars' first international clinician demonstrating American folk and country guitar styles. He's also an Artist in Residence at the museum.

* 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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