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Ustad Shafaat Khan and three other performers will present a concert of classical music from India and Pakistan at the United Methodist Church in Long Lake Thursday, Aug. 8. (Photo submitted)

Fawn Ridge Pottery in Chestertown, which created this bowl, will be among the vendors at the annual Arts and Crafts Fair in Raquette Lake Saturday, Aug. 10. (Photo submitted)

Hand-woven bags by Lis Barsuglia-Madsen will be sold at the annual Arts and Crafts Fair in Raquette Lake Saturday, Aug. 10. (Photo submitted)

The colors of a dichroic glass piece shift depending on the angle of view. Pendants such as this one by South Bay Jewelry will be sold at the annual Arts and Crafts Fair in Raquette Lake Saturday, Aug. 10. (Photo submitted)

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Coming Attractions 08/07/2013

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - Updated: 9:08 PM

BOOKS/WRITING

BOOK SALE BEGINS

LONG LAKE--The 2013 Annual Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Public Library begins with the Preview Party Thursday, Aug. 8, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Long Lake Central School gymnasium. A $10 admission fee gives the earliest opportunity to view and purchase an unlimited number of books, CDs and DVDs. Light refreshments and local entertainment. Open to the public, the sale continues Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HUNTLEY WILL SIGN

LONG LAKE--Long Lake author Gail Huntley will sign copies of her book, "Conquering the Wild," at several venues during August. "Conquering the Wild" is the first in a planned series of books about the lives of the people who first settled in the Town of Long Lake.

Meet her Friday, Aug. 9, both before and after the play, "Mystery of the Buttercup," at Long Lake Town Hall starting at 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Hoss's Country Corner Author's Night at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 17, at The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 30 in Blue Mt. Lake from 3-5 p.m.

AUTHORS WILL GATHER

LONG LAKE--The 29th Annual Author's Night at Hoss's Country Corner, 1133 Deerland Rd. here, will be Tuesday, Aug. 13, starting at 7 p.m. Adirondack authors, performers, musicians and storytellers will gather under a big red tent. Come get books signed by favorite Adirondack authors or pick up some new reads. Call 1-800-952-HOSS for more information.

CHILDREN/TEENS

SEE THE ANIMALS

LONG LAKE--The Utica Zoomobile will head north Wednesday, Aug. 7. The Zoomobile and all its furry and slithering friends will make stops at the Raquette Lake Library at 10 a.m. and in Long Lake at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion at noon for educational programs and the chance to pet exotic reptiles and animals. This family event is free. Call (518) 624-3077.

AC KIDS EXPERIENCE

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Arts Center here has Kids Experience Workshops for ages 7-12 scheduled for Mondays at LP Quinn Cafeteria in Tupper Lake, Tuesdays at Long Lake Central School (free for Long Lake residents), Wednesdays at The AC in Blue Mt. Lake, Thursdays at Inlet Youth Commission and Fridays in Tupper Lake.

The morning sessions run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the afternoon sessions from 1-3 p.m. Fees are: individual classes $20/ $10 members; Stay for the Day $25/ $15 members.

In addition, the AC will hold a Children's Week-Long Theater Camp Aug. 12-16. It costs $60 / $50 members. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.

PROGRAMS ARE PLANNED

SPECULATOR--Lake Pleasant Library has events still coming up in this summer's children's program. Music With Guitar And Banjo will run from 10-10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at the library on Rt. 8, featuring Thomas Hoover. The Friday, Aug. 16, Turtle Dance is for all children, including those in the autistic spectrum. It starts at 10 a.m. at the pavilion.

CRAFTS & FLEAS

TWIGS CRAFT FAIR

SPECULATOR--The annual Speculator Craft Fair will be Thursday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair features 155 quality booths this year. It is required that all crafts be handmade.

This year there will be many new crafters, along with many who have been exhibiting in Speculator for many years. Crafters are from all over the Adirondacks and New York state, the Syracuse and Vermont area and most of the Northeast.

The fair will be held on the ball field between the pavilion and the firehouse on State Route 30 across from the town beach. Come enjoy the crafts offered and then go for a swim.

The fair is sponsored by the Hamilton County Twigs and benefits the local ambulance corps and the local health clinic. For more information call Barbara Oakes at (518) 548-5790.

JURIED ARTS & CRAFTS

RAQUETTE LAKE--The Raquette Lake Parents Teachers and Friends will sponsor the 23rd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair at the Raquette Lake School on Rt. 28 here Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a juried show with all items the work of the exhibitor on site.

Adirondack artists include Fawn Ridge Pottery, Chestertown, and South Bay Jewelry here. Lis Barsuglia-Madsen is back with her hand-woven clothing, rugs and accessories. David "R.C." Oster's pen and ink drawings of historic buildings and Adirondack scenes, Sid Ward's cutting boards, hand-woven baskets, homemade jams and jellies and homemade fudge are some of the items.

There will be a Chinese raffle to benefit North Country Life Flight, with drawings starting at 3:30 p.m. One need not be present to win.

CATS LTD. CRAFT FAIR

PISECO--Come to Piseco Community Hall Saturday, Aug. 24, and be dazzled by new, different and unique crafts. Some crafters are set up by 8 a.m., others by 9 a.m. at the latest. All remain up and running until the stroke of 3 p.m.

Desserts and beverages will be available by donation. Drop something into the collection box and support Cats Limited of Hamilton County's voucher program. It is a non-profit group that supports cat neutering within Hamilton County.

Outside, browse woodcrafts, hand-sewn items, hand-cut and painted roofing slates, Adirondack photos and frames, Swarovski crystal jewelry, tie-dyed clothing, fleece, cinnamon roasted nuts and more. Inside, sterling silver jewelry, a caricature artist, landscape photography, plastic canvas, quilts, children's books and board games, jams, jellies, sewn items, tapestry handbags, olive oil soaps, fleece items and more.

EVENTS

JOIN THE SCAVENGER HUNT

LONG LAKE--Kids of all ages are invited to pick up a Scavenger Hunt list at the Long Lake Tourism Department at 1130 Deerland Rd. here and join the hunt Thursday, Aug. 8, starting at 10 a.m. Items on the list are vast and varied, from business cards, rocks and stones to unique Adirondack items. The team that collects the most items wins. Bring the items to be counted to the Town Offices by 4 p.m. Prizes.

FLOAT NIGHT SLATED

LONG LAKE--Float Night at the Long Lake Town Beach Friday, Aug. 9, will run 5-7 p.m. featuring a Cardboard Box Boat Face-Off and live music by the Emeralds of July as kids of all ages get creative and build a boat using only cardboard and duct tape (first roll free then $5 per roll). The last boat floating wins. Prizes. Lifeguards on duty. Call (518) 624-3077. Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.

A FUN AND BUSY DAY

RAQUETTE LAKE--Raquette Lake's Busiest Day Saturday, Aug. 10, starts with a Craft Fair at the school and a Book Sale at the library, both at 10 a.m. The annual fire department and ambulance squad auction starts at 7 p.m. For more call (518) 624-3077.

COCKTAILS AND AUCTION

RAQUETTE LAKE--A fund-raiser Cocktail Party and Vintage Silent Auction to benefit St. William's on Long Point will be held at the Dillon Property on Duck Bay on Raquette Lake Friday, Aug. 16, from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are available from St. William's on Long Point or its board members. Call (315) 354-4265.

HORSESHOE TOURNEY SET

INDIAN LAKE--Come to Byron Park here Saturday, Aug. 17, for the Horseshoe Toss Competition. Two-person teams, double elimination, $20 per team. Cash payout for first, second and third places. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and competition at 10 a.m. For more or to pre-register call (518) 648-5828.

IRISH ROAD BOWLING

INDIAN LAKE--Summer Irish Road Bowling comes to Indian Lake Saturday, Aug. 24. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Ski Hut on Tower Hill. Four-player teams, $20 per team. For more information or to pre-register call (518) 648-5828.

FILMS/MOVIES/TV

FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES

TUPPER LAKE--The Wild Center here is showing "Flight of the Butterflies" in its Flammer Theater through June 2014. AdkAction.org provided a $20,000 gift to sponsor the screening. The film spans thousands of miles and several generations while tracking monarch butterflies to their Mexican winter haven for a truly spectacular sight, hundreds of millions of butterflies.

AdkAction.org'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. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs only on milkweed leaves and their caterpillars eat only milkweed.

'MAMMA MIA' MANIA

INDIAN LAKE--The "Mamma Mia" film experience Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Indian Lake Theater, 13 W. Main St. here, brings the classic movie musical to life with live performers and audience participation. Join special guest performers at 8 p.m. as they sing and dance to the music of ABBA in front of the film. Audience participation kits will be sold at the door. Bring your dancing shoes!_ Produced by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, $10 general admission plus $5 participation kit. (518) 352-7715.

FISHING

CATCH BASS FOR CASH

PISECO--Piseco Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Bass For Cash fishing derby and 14th Annual Harley Raffle Saturday, Aug. 10. There will be a fisherman's meeting at 6:45 a.m., just prior to the contest; all boats will "ease off" from the launch at the Oxbow Inn on Rt. 8 here at 7 a.m. and must return by 1 p.m. The Harley drawing will be at 6 p.m. Call (518) 548-3005 or 548-6002 for additional information.

BASS FISHING DERBY

LONG LAKE--The Fifth Annual Long Lake Bass Fishing Derby will be Saturday, Aug. 10, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$110 a boat, two-person maximum. Total weight of five legal black bass. Weigh in open to the public at 3 p.m. at the Shamrock Motel. Cash prizes awarded at 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Register 5-5:30 a.m. at Town Hall Nutrition Site or online at www.mylonglake.com or call (518) 624-3077. For more call Bruce Jennings at (518) 624-2145.

FOOD

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

RAQUETTE LAKE--St. William's on Long Point on Raquette Lake will hold an Ice Cream Social Sunday, Aug. 11, starting at 2 p.m. The site is accessible only by boat; no transportation will be provided.

FLY IN OR DRIVE IN

PISECO--The annual Fly-In / Drive-In Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Speculator Lions Club will be Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8-11 a.m. at Piseco Airport (rain or shine). This year the Lions are adding an additional tent and seating to accommodate the large number of people who have attended in recent years. The cost is $7 per adult and $4 for children under age 11. Come join in on the great food and fun. All proceeds support local community needs and Lions charities.

A REAL PIG ROAST

INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department will host a Pig Roast Saturday, Aug. 31, starting at 4 p.m. at the fire hall. Eat in or take out. Come early, as this annual favorite sells out quickly. The outside grill starts at noon with hamburgers, hot dogs, steamed clams and clam chowder.

SQUARE DANCE AND CLAM BAKE

RAQUETTE LAKE--A Raquette Lake tradition returns Saturday, Aug. 31, when Burke's Marina hosts an evening of square dancing and a clambake from 5:30-9 p.m. Celebrate the end of summer with friends and neighbors at an evening of great food and dancing. $30 adults/ $15 under age 12. For more call the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.

GARAGE/YARD SALES

TWIGS TREASURES

LAKE PLEASANT--Twigs Treasures House is open for the summer. Come 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. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays during 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.

TREASURES FOR EVERYONE

LONG LAKE--The Town of Long Lake's Town-Wide Garage Sale will be Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by the Town Offices or Town Hall to pick up a map of local garage sales. The Long Lake Library Book Sale and a homemade pie sale will be held at Long Lake Central School. Call (518) 624-3077 for more information.

GARDENING

GROW SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS

PISECO--Cornell Cooperative Extension of Hamilton County will give a demonstration on Shiitake Mushroom Inoculation Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gazebo behind the Piseco Education Center on Rt. 8 here. Go home with an inoculated log and grow your own shiitake mushrooms. Pre-registration and payment is required by Friday, Aug. 9 The cost is $30 and includes one inoculated log. Call 548-6191.

HISTORY

MUSEUM HAS NEW DISPLAY

WELLS--The Wells Museum opened for the 2013 season with a new display -- a reproduction of the original parlor of the building as 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.

SEYMOUR & DUNHAM

INLET--The Inlet Historical Society will present "French Louie & His Biographer" Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 7-9 p.m. at Inlet Town Hall, 160 Main St. here. This program by Roy Reehil features a digital slideshow of photographs from Harvey Dunham's collections as well as photographs from Dunham's photo-journals - camping trips to Beaver River and the West Canada region in 1919 and 1924. Presented by Inlet Historical Society. (315) 357-5501, www.inletny.com.

SAGAMORE PLANS TOURS

RAQUETTE LAKE--Great Camp Sagamore here will hold tours featuring Cedar Canvas Canoe Builder Pat Smith at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9-11. Smith, of Naples, NY, is a professional boat-builder who learned his trade from a handful of the remaining traditional craftsmen in the North Country. For more call (315) 354-5311.

HISTORIC SHOWCASE SET

LONG LAKE--The Long Lake Historic Society presents The Historic Showcase Aug. 9-11 in Long Lake Town Hall on Rt. 30, featuring panel discussions, slide shows, artifacts and an original play by Gail Huntley, "The Mystery of the Buttercup."

Friday the exhibit opens at 6 p.m. with "The Mystery of the Buttercup" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday the exhibit opens at 1 p.m. with a Hotel Sagamore Panel at 1:30 p.m. (former employees talk about the heyday of the Hotel Sagamore) and Hallie Bond on "Long Lake Guideboat Builders" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday the exhibit is open 1-4 p.m. Docents are Bunny Austin and Gordon Fisher.

ON FRENCH LOUIE

SPECULATOR--The Historical Society of Lake Pleasant & Speculator will present "French Louie & His Biographer" Friday, Aug. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at Lake Pleasant Central School. Author Roy Reehil will give a presentation on the famous hermit and woodsman Louie Seymour and his biographer, Harvey Dunham; answer questions; and sell and sign his books.

Centered on Dunham's recently discovered photo-journals from the 1920s, the show features dozens of vintage photographs depicting Louie's life as a canal boat driver, lumberjack, trapper and guide and reveals the back story of the man who kept Louie's legacy alive by writing "Adirondack French Louie," Dunham's classic book of Adirondack folklore. For more call the historical society at (518) 548-4478 or contact Reehil at (315) 675-9704 or roy@theforagerpress.com.

A SPECULATOR WALK

SPECULATOR--Join a historical walk through Speculator with Town of Lake Pleasant Historian Anne Weaver Saturday, Aug. 10, starting at 10 a.m. using the special historical tour map. Meet at the chamber office in The Lane Emporium at the intersection of state routes 8 and 30 and Elm Lake Rd. For more call (518) 548-4478.

NATIVE AMERICANS AND LP

SPECULATOR--The Historical Society of Lake Pleasant & Speculator will present a program on Native Americans and the Town of Lake Pleasant Saturday, Aug. 10, starting at 7 p.m. at Lake Pleasant Central School.

Special guest speaker Chief Samuel George will talk about the Cayuga Nation and Village of Speculator while Historian Beverly Hoffman will talk about the influence Native Americans had on Lake Pleasant. For more call (518) 548-5325.

MONDAY EVENING LECTURE

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Aug. 12 Monday Evening Lecture at the Adirondack Museum on Rt. 30 here will be "Traveling With Seneca Ray Stoddard: A Journey Through the Adirondacks" by Chief Curator Laura Rice, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Monday Evening Lectures are free for museum members and $5 each for non-members. For more go to www.adkmuseum.org.

SAGAMORE PLANS TOURS

RAQUETTE LAKE--Great Camp Sagamore here will hold tours featuring Wood Carver Ron Riley at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14-18. A retired career printer, Riley, of Massena, practices and teaches the long-time North Country tradition of carving wood into various forms. For more call (315) 354-5311.

ABOUT THE RAILROAD

PISECO - Piseco Lake Historical Society has arranged for an in-depth presentation about the history, construction, operation and future of Adirondack Scenic Railroad. It will be Wednesday, Aug. 14, starting at 7 p.m. at Piseco Community Hall on Old Piseco Rd.

HERE COME THE MT. MEN

BLUE MT. LAKE--This summer's American Mountain Men Encampment at The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 28N/30 here will be Aug. 16-17. Join the museum and educational interpreters in period dress as they bring the fur trade to life and showcase a variety of survival skills. For more go to www.adkmuseum.org.

ON PISECO HISTORY

PISECO--Piseco Museum Historian John Simons will give a special tour Saturday, Aug. 17, starting at 10 a.m. at the museum on Old Piseco Rd. It will be followed by a tour of the Silver Lake Tannery site and a visit to the Julia Preston historical marker with Hamilton County Historian Bill Zullo. Meet at the museum. For more call (518) 548-4478.

STEAMBOAT WEEK IN RL

RAQUETTE LAKE--Every year historic steamboat owners visit and vacation on Raquette Lake, as they will Aug. 18-24 this year. These historic boats grace the waters and travel around, harkening back to days of long ago. While this is not a formal event, the owners are more than happy to visit with curious onlookers at the Raquette Lake Waterfront and talk about the history of these incredible vessels.

HEAR ABOUT ADK. GREAT CAMPS

BLUE MT.LAKE--The Aug. 19 Monday Evening Lecture at the Adirondack Museum on Rt. 30 here will be "Bewildered: Adirondack 'Great Camps' and the Illusion of Harmony with Wilderness" by Michael Wilson, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Monday Evening Lectures are free for museum members and $5 each for non-members. For more go to www.adkmuseum.org.

MUSIC

ECLECTIC STRING BAND

RAQUETTE LAKE--St. William's on Long Point here will present Tom Hodgson, Rick Manning and Hope Grietzer, a trio of veteran Ithaca-area musicians who have formed a highly eclectic string band, Thursday, Aug. 8, starting at 7 p.m.

The group brings a mixture of fiddle virtuosity, solid rhythm accompaniment and tight harmonies to vocal and instrumental tunes from the Old Time, New England, Celtic and Western Swing music traditions. 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 will be held to help defray costs involved in hosting the entertainment.

CLASSICAL FROM INDIA

LONG LAKE--Ustad Shafaat Khan, who plays the sitar, surbahar and tabla, and three other performers will present a concert of classical music from India and Pakistan at the United Methodist Church here starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. A pre-concert buffet dinner of authentic Indian food prepared by Cyber Creek Café will be served at St. Henry's Parish Hall from 5-7 p.m. The price is $13, no reservations required.

Khan has performed at prestigious concert halls, music festivals and universities in India, America, Europe, China, Russia and Japan. He performed with Stevie Wonder at one of the biggest festivals in the United States, and shared a television concert with Ray Charles. Khan was presented with the Professional Excellence Award for an outstanding musician, performer and teacher by the State of Pennsylvania, his home state.

WASHINGTON COUNTY LINE

INDIAN LAKE--The Washington County Line Blue Grass Band is back by popular demand at Music at Byron Park on Rt. 28 here Friday, Aug. 9, from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy a free evening of music under the pavilion. Bring a chair. For more call (518) 648-5828.

PRAISE ON THE BEACH

LONG LAKE--The Long Lake Foundation and Long Lake Wesleyan Church will sponsor Praise on the Beach Saturday, Aug. 10, from 4-7 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Beach here. The afternoon of praise music will feature The Columbus Baptist Church Praise Team and other artists. Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy the fun, fellowship and praise music at the beach.

SUNSETS BY THE LAKE

INLET--Jonny Hirsch will entertain for the Sunsets by the Lake concert series at Arrowhead Park on Rt. 28 here (rain site Fern Park Pavilion) Saturday, Aug. 10, from 6-8 p.m. He is one of New York City's most intriguing solo artists.

The singer / saxophonist is often compared to the likes of Steely Dan and Karl Denson. Fusing elements of rock, funk, jazz and skat singing with a powerful voice and a dynamic saxophone, Hirsch's music has an original sound while staying true to its roots in new age blues and funk. This versatile composer and lyricist pays tribute to the great traditions of American rock and blues in his song writing, while the live show incorporates more improvisation.

DOUBLE TRIOS BOOKED

NORTH CREEK--Jamcrackers (Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan) and Alex Smith & The River Brothers will entertain Sunday, Aug. 11, starting at 8 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per student. Those under age 12 are admitted free.

Seasoned solo performers Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan have combined to create a dynamic trio named in honor of the river drivers who broke up log jams -- Jamcrackers. The River Brothers includes folk singer Alex Smith of Long Lake. Call (518) 251-2505 or go to www.tpcca.org.

JAMCRACKING GOOD *

PISECO--Back by popular demand, Jamcrackers -- Peggy Lynn, Dan Berggren and Dan Duggan -- will be at the Piseco Library Coffeehouse Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. The musical fun Jamcrackers has on stage is genuine and contagious. The trio presents a diverse blend of blues and folk, ballads and dance tunes. This group has unique arrangements and striking harmonies.

AMERICANA IN SONG

RAQUETTE LAKE--Susan Trump will present Americana in Song Thursday, Aug. 15, starting at 7 p.m. at St. William's on Long Point here. Trump's magic stems from her ability to link the pastoral, tranquil images of traditional rural America to contemporary life. Her songs touch the heart, recall the past and inspire the times ahead. Her sense of humor adds a fresh touch to her performances, combined with her outstanding artistry on the mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo and fretless banjo.

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 will be held to help defray the costs involved in hosting the entertainment.

BLUEGRASS & GOSPEL

NORTH CREEK--The 10th Annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival will be Aug. 16-18 at Ski Bowl Park here. The music runs from 12-9:45 p.m. Friday, 9-10:45 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Mike and Mary Robinson will lead a gospel sing and service Sunday starting at 9 a.m. before bluegrass sets resume.

Food and craft venders will be on site. Three-day tickets are $50 each before Aug. 9 or $60 at the gate. They include camper parking, fresh water and, for an extra fee, pump-out Sunday between noon and 3 p.m. Call for camper parking information.

Daily tickets are available. To purchase advance tickets send a check and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Upper Hudson Festivals, POB 276, North Creek NY 12853. For more, including daily rates and the performers, go to upperhudsonbluegrassfestival.com or call (518)-251-3141.

BLUE MOUNTAIN BAND

INDIAN LAKE--Bob Stump and the Blue Mountain Band will entertain at Byron Park here Friday, Aug. 16, starting at 7 p.m. Music in Byron Park events are free. Bring a chair. For more call (518) 648-5828.

SUNSETS BY THE LAKE

INLET--Dan Berggren will entertain Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6-8 p.m. as part of the Sunsets by the Lake concert series at Arrowhead Park on Rt. 28 here (rain site Fern Park Pavilion).

Berggren has been collecting, writing and singing folk music of the Adirondacks for the past 30 years. Growing up in the mountains on land farmed by his mother's family, he has worked in the woods on a forest ranger's crew and a survey crew. Hearing stories and songs from local friends and neighbors, Berggren has developed a style that captures the spirit of the mountains.

LAKE EFFECT WINDS

RAQUETTE LAKE--St. William's on Long Point here will host Lake Effect Winds, a woodwind quintet from Syracuse, Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. The quintet enjoys finding and performing unique arrangements and original compositions of both serious and light-hearted nature for trio, quartet and quintet. Featured instruments include flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon.

This performance will consist of music from around the world that is as much fun to listen to as it is to play. 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 the costs involved in hosting the entertainment.

VOCAL ENSEMBLE TO SING

LONG LAKE--North Country Vocal Ensemble, a small group of chamber singers directed by Andrew Benware, will perform Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Long Lake Methodist Church on Rt. 30 here, part of the Long Lake Friend of Music Series. Email jjmallery@frontiernet.net for more.

SUNSETS BY THE LAKE

INLET--Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman will perform in the Sunsets by the Lake concert series at Arrowhead Park on Rt. 28 here (rain site Fern Park Pavilion) Saturday, Aug. 24, from 6-8 p.m. Years of leading their all-original, dance-driven group imbued this duo with the power to sound like a full band, whether it's pulsing funk or haunting ballad. Electrifying, unique and always uplifting, these improvisational performers possess "the fearlessness of a high wire act working without a net."

OUTDOORS

TAKE A HIKE

LONG LAKE--New York State Certified Guide Spencer Morrissey will lead a moderate, nine-mile, round-trip hike to Summit Rock / Indian Pass Monday, Aug. 12, starting at 8 a.m. Meet at the Long Lake Town Offices at 1130 Deerland Road here.

The hike starts after a drive through the ghost town of Tawahus. It proceeds along Indian Pass Brook to the south side of Indian Pass. The climb is a bit steep in areas but the hiker will be rewarded with outstanding views of one of the largest cliff faces in the park. Register at (518) 624-3077.

PERFORMING ARTS

PUT ON DANCING SHOES

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here invites readers to "Mamma Mia Film Experience." The classic movie musical comes to life with live performers and full-on audience participation. Join special guest performers as they sing and dance to the music of ABBA in front of the film. Audience participation kits will be sold at the door.

Remaining performances will Aug. 7, 8 p.m., Indian Lake Theater; Aug. 9, 9 p.m., State Theater, Tupper Lake; and Aug. 11, 8 p.m., Strand Theater, Old Forge. General admission tickets are $10, plus $5 a participation kit.

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

BLUE MT. LAKE--Join the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts for "Songs for a New World." Travel from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters. The score runs the gamut of today's popular music.

Performance times and locations are: Aug. 15, 8 p.m., Long Lake Town Hall; Aug. 16, 8 p.m., Tannery Pond, North Creek; Aug. 17, 8 p.m., The AC; Aug. 18, 2 p.m., View, Old Forge; 8 p.m., Indian Lake Theater; and Aug. 19, 8 p.m., Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls.

Tickets are $20 / $15 AC members; children age 12 and under $5. For more go to www.adksummerplayhouse.org.

THE GRAND FINALE

RAQUETTE LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Summer Theater Festival’s Grand Finale will be Aug. 23-25 at Great Camp Sagamore on Sagamore Road here. Spend the weekend at historic Great Camp Sagamore, the Vanderbilt estate, and enjoy all four main-stage productions from the 4th Annual Adirondack Lakes Summer Theater Festival produced by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts and a weekend of hiking, swimming, canoeing and theater.

The package includes two nights lodging, all meals and the four performances: Aug. 23, 7 p.m., "Cabaret;" Aug. 24, 2 p.m., "Macbeth;" Aug. 24, 7 p.m., "Songs for A New World;" and Aug. 25, 12 p.m., "Shrek." $339 adults, $175 children under age 18. (518) 352-7715.

PHOTOGRAPHY

CALIFORNIA PHOTOGRAPHY

INDIAN LAKE--The Friends of the Indian Lake Library will sponsor wildlife photographer Gerry Lemmo and his program, "California Here I Come," concerning the flora, fauna, fishing boats, etc. of California Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. in Indian Lake Theater. No admission fee; light refreshments will be served.

PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW SET

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will hold its Diversity: Through Many Lenses Fourth Annual National Juried Photography Show Aug. 22 through Sept. 28. Come see a fantastic variety of photographs from around the nation.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Gallery Reception will be held Sept. 28 from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.

VISUAL ARTS

ART IS ON EXHIBIT

SPECULATOR--Local artist John Jazeboski is being showcased with an exhibit at the Lake Pleasant Library through August. Jazeboski paints landscapes in oils. He also makes custom frames. Stop in and enjoy this local talent. Jazeboski lives in Piseco.

THREE NEW EXHIBITS

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will have works by three artists mounted 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.

WORKSHOPS

MAKE A CHERRY PADDLE

BLUE MT. LAKE--Craftsman Caleb Davis will hold Traditional Paddle Making workshops Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 28N/30 here. Participants will use hand-tools to make their own cherry paddles. This is an all-day, physically demanding workshop. Fees are_$125 each for a single blade paddle; $135 for a double bladed paddle. Pre-registration is required at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

BRAID A CHAIR PAD

BLUE MT. LAKE--Start a braided chair pad during a Braided Wool Chair Pad Workshop Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 28N/30 here. All materials will be provided. Learn the basics of rug braiding: beginning, braiding, lacing, and ending techniques. Instructor Helen Condon creates hand-braided wool Adirondack rugs, baskets, wreaths and custom heirloom gifts. The fee is $65 each; register at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com.

LEARN PAPER PIERCING

BLUE MT. LAKE--Two Quilting: Paper Piercing workshops will be held at The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 28N/30 here, Aug. 17 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This program will take the mystery out of paper piecing.

Students will make a small wall hanging encompassing many of the intricacies of the technique. Over the past 20 years instructor Linda Jones-Bennett has become a respected quilt maker and quilt-making instructor throughout eastern New York state. The fee is $50 each; register at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com.

LEARN TO MAKE CHEESE

PISECO--Cornell Cooperative Extension of Hamilton County will hold a workshop on Cheesemaking Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at Piseco Education Center on Rt. 8 here. The cost of $25 per person includes a cheesemaking kit. Pre-registration and payment is required by Friday, Aug. 16. Call 548-6191.

* 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

Folk singer Alex Smith of Long Lake and The River Brothers will entertain Sunday, Aug. 11, at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek along with Jamcrackers Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan. (Photo submitted)

Handmade door mats by Steve Mansfield of Manny’s Recycled Tire Products is a perennial favorite at the Cats Limited of Hamilton County Craft Fair, scheduled this year for Saturday, Aug. 24. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

     

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