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Coming Attractions 12/18/2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - Updated: 8:13 PM

CLASSES

SNOWMOBILE SAFETY

LAKE PLEASANT--The Pleasant Riders Snowmobile Club will hold a Snowmobile Safety Course Friday, Dec. 27, at the Lake Pleasant Fire Hall. The class will begin at 7:40 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. It is open to adults as well as children who have reached the age of 10 by the class date. Call Ed Winchell at 548-5895 or Tom Connelly at 548-3842 to reserve a spot. Bring a bagged lunch, a snack and a drink.

EVENTS

SOLSTICE SHIN DIG

NEWCOMB--The Adirondack Interpretive Center at 5922 Rt. 28N here will hold a Solstice Shin Dig Saturday, Dec. 21, to celebrate the full moon with a snowshoe hike, the first day of winter and the holiday season. The fun starts inside at 2 p.m. with the Solstice Tree Trimming and Decorating. Come make decorations.

The Morehouse Family Band will start playing bluegrass at 4 p.m. and a potluck dinner starts at 5 p.m. Enjoy all-you-can-eat chili and cornbread for $5, or bring a dish and eat free. The hike starts after dinner and will be followed by hot chocolate. For more call (518) 582-2000 or email to aic@esf.edu.

TAKE THE POLAR PLUNGE

LONG LAKE--The Second Annual Feelin' Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge will be Saturday, Dec. 28. This event is a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project. Prizes are awarded for Best Costume, Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique.

Registration will be at Adirondack Hotel from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. sharp with the Plunge slated for 1 p.m. at the Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, Long Lake. All participants will be required to have their blood pressure checked at registration.

Pre-registration materials and Wounded Warrior pledge sheets will be available at the Long Lake Town Office Building, 1130 Deerland Road, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (518) 624-3077 or go to www.mylonglake.com under 'Winter Events' and 'Calendar of Events.'

CARDBOARD SLED RACES

INLET--The Second Annual Central Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit will have four races, in Long Lake, Old Forge, Indian Lake and Inlet. Contestants must race at three locations to complete the circuit and enter to win the championship.

The races will be held Jan. 18 at Mt. Sabattis in Long Lake during Moonlighter's Winter Carnival; Feb. 15 at Indian Lake Ski Hill during WinterFest; Feb. 15 at McCauley Mountain in Old Forge during Winter Carnival; and Feb. 22 in Inlet's Fern Park during Frozen Fire & Lights. Find out more at FrozenFireandLights.com.

FOOD

EAT AND MEET AT ALCA

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will hold its annual Soup Social & Cast Party celebrating the end of the year Friday, Dec. 20, starting at 5 p.m. It is free; just bring a favorite soup to share.

Joint ALCA staff and the casts from "Beyond Therapy" and "Miracle On 34th Street" and celebrate another successful year.

CHICKEN & BISCUITS

WELLS--The Wells United Methodist Church will hold a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner Saturday, Jan. 4, from 4-6:30 p.m. The menu consists of chicken in gravy on fabulous homemade biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots, beverage, and homemade pies, cakes and cookies. Cost is $ 8.50 for adults and $4 ages 6 to 12. Those under age 6 eat free. Take-outs and gluten-free options will be available. The church is near the center of Wells on Route 30.

MUSIC

ANNIE & THE HEDONISTS*

WELLS--The Virginia Hosley Free Library here announces its 2014 arts program: "Keeping It Alive: Songs and Styles From The Past." The first program will be Sunday, Jan. 26, starting at 2 p.m. at Wells Community Hall on Route 30. There is no cost but donations will be accepted.

The program will feature Annie and the Hedonists interpreting the songs of the great female blues artists of the 1920s, '30s and '40s: Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace, Memphis Minnie, Billie Holliday, Rosetta Tharpe, Blue Lu Barker, Ella Fitzgerald and others.

PHOTOGRAPHY

ON DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

NORTHVILLE--Harry Wirtz will hold an Introduction to Digital Photography workshop Saturdays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, at the SVAN Arts Center at 132 S. Main St. here. Each session will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Master basic camera controls to take sharp, well-composed images, then enhance them using Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Elements. Learn how to choose appropriate digital file formats for email, web, printing, publishing, and archiving.

This workshop is best for those with basic computer skills. Bring a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera and a Mac or Windows laptop if it has image editing software. Students' questions and requests will drive the workshop's content.

Call Harry Wirtz at (518) 863-8636 before registering. Bring lunch or buy it nearby. Tuition: $90 / SVAN members $85. www.svanarts.org.

SNOWMOBILING

RIDE FOR THE CURE

SPECULATOR--The Pleasant Riders Snowmobile Club will hold its First Annual Cancer Ride Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. This event is being hosted by Oak Mountain Ski Center. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society to help in its effort to find a cure.

The cost is $25 per rider. This fee gives a rider a choice of three rides, a buffet dinner and a gift for participating. There will also be a silent auction and raffles. Pledge sheets are available to collect donations to raise funds for this important cause.

Come early to enjoy breakfast at Oak before heading out. For more go to ridingforthecure@yahoo.com. Go to www.pleasantriders.com to sign up. Like Pleasant Riders on Facebook to get the latest news or check out its website at www.pleasantriders.com.

SPORTSMEN

SWAP MEET SLATED

WELLS--Wells Fish & Game Club will hold its annual Sportsman Swap Meet Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wells Community Hall. Rent a table for $15 or just come and browse through old and new sporting goods. Buy, sell, barter or trade. Admission is $2 per adult; kids get in free. For more information or to rent a table call Nancy Lewis at 924-2110.

VISUAL ARTS

CALL FOR ARTISTS

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here has extended the deadline for submissions of new works to exhibit in its galleries. It is now Dec. 20.

To be considered check out the website at www.adirondackarts.org for more information on the submission process, www. Acceptance notifications will be sent by Jan. 15, 2014. The submission Fee is $25/$15 members. To contact the AC call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website.

WATERCOLORS EXHIBITED

NORTH CREEK--The Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society's Members Exhibit is on display at Tannery Pond Community Center's Widlund Gallery here through Dec. 26. The exhibit showcases new work by the group, which consists of artists of all abilities from the Adirondacks and surrounding region, working in watercolor, gouache, acrylic, or other forms of water media.

An opening reception will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, from 5-7 p.m. All are invited to view the exhibit and enjoy light refreshments.

TPCC is at 228 Main St. It is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The building is wheelchair-accessible. Call (518) 251-2505 or go to www.tpcca.org.

* 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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