OPEN HOUSE SLATED
PISECO—Piseco Education Center on Rt. 8 here will hold an Open House Thursday, Jan. 3, from 5-7 p.m. Come see what is new at the school. Meet the new superintendent, enjoy some refreshments and visit the Technology Room, Fitness Center and After School Program Room.
ICE HOCKEY WEEKEND
GLENS FALLS—Glens Falls Civic Center has announced the first annual Hockey Weekend in the Adirondacks Jan. 4 and 5. The Cardinals of SUNY Plattsburgh will face off with the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds in a NCAA Men’s Division III college hockey match-up Friday at 7 p.m. and the Adirondack Phantoms will take on the Connecticut Whales the next night at 7 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.glensfallscc.com, by phone at 855-GFCC-TIX (432-2849) or at the Glens Falls Civic Center box office.
LONG LAKE—The Moonlighters Snowmobile Club and the Town of Long Lake will host the annual Winter Carnival here Saturday, Jan. 19, at Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena, 1100 Deerland Road.
This year will feature a snowmobile parade followed by crowning of the king and queen. Events include the “infamous” Cardboard Box Derby Race, One Shot Basketball, Money Balloon Hunt, Snowball Golf and the notorious Ladies Frying Pan Toss. The day ends with a fireworks display.
The Long Lake Little Bus will run from noon to last call. Everyone is welcome to park and ride free.
CRUSADE FOR KIDS
INLET—Zippy’s Crusade For Kids at The Ole Barn will be Jan. 25 and 26. This event includes live music, a silent auction, raffles, dancing and a snowmobile ride with NASCAR celebrities. Arctic Cat will return as the ride sponsor and provide snowmobiles for the celebrities to ride.
In addition to Greg and Nan Zipadelli, tentative attendees include Tony Stewart, Steve Addington, Paul Wolfe, Frank Stoddard and others. The Zipadellis will donate the funds raised from this event to help kids in need. Purchase tickets at CrusadeForKids.com
ADIRONDACK ICE BOWL
INLET—The Adirondack Ice Bowl at The Woods Inn here will be Jan. 25-27. This is a fun hockey event for the whole family. New this year will be a women’s division. The organizers are also working on a youth event for Saturday afternoon.
There will be food both on the ice and in the restaurant. Also, there will be live music Friday night by Red Neck Rodeo, Saturday afternoon by Molly & Jeff and Saturday night by Showtime. Organizers are also working on some fun competitions for spectators, giving them a chance to win prizes. Check out AdirondackIceBowl.com.
GET OUT ON THE ICE
INDIAN LAKE—The Central Adirondack Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Adirondack here will be Saturday, Jan. 19. It is limited to the first 195 registered; $30 advance registration, $35 day of event. There will be cash prizes every hour for northern pike and perch. For more information, registration and rules visit the IL/BML Fish & Game Assoc. website at www.indianlakefishandgame.com or call (518) 648-5828.
MIKE NORRIS DERBY
RAQUETTE LAKE—The annual Mike Norris Fishing Derby sponsored by Raquette Lake Fish and Game Club will be held on Raquette Lake Saturday, Jan. 26. Registration begins at 6 a.m. at Raquette Lake Fire Hall. Fish for lake trout, brook trout, perch and salmon. There are cash prizes, plaques for the winners. Hot chocolate and snacks are provided throughout the day. Call (315) 354-4581 for more information on registration.
FISH LAKE EATON
LONG LAKE—The Long Lake Fish and Game Club’s Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby in the Town of Long Lake will be Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register for $25 each at Town Hall from 6-6:30 a.m. There are cash prizes for trout and salmon. Weigh-in starts at noon at the Lake Eaton Public Campground. Call (518) 624-3077 for more.
ICE FISHING DERBY
WELLS—Fish Algonquin Lake here Saturday, Feb. 23, during the Wells Fish & Game Club’s Ice Fishing Derby. Fish from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; weigh-in at the Methodist Church is followed by dinner there. Registration begins 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at the church and resumes there at 6 a.m. Saturday. Prizes. (518) 924-2110.
JOIN THE CONTEST
SPECULATOR—The Speculator-Lake Pleasant-Piseco Fish & Game Club’s 11th Annual Ice Fishing Contest will be Saturday, Feb. 23. Registration forms will be available at area locations including the Adirondacks Speculator Region Chamber of Commerce. They must be mailed to the club at POB 271, Speculator NY 12164. The entry fee is $25 in advance / $30 the day of the event. www.slpp-fishgame.org/.
GRAB A KID AND FISH
LONG LAKE—The annual Adult / Child Ice Fishing Derby on Long Lake will be March 2 this year. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at Town Hall and fishing at 9 a.m. Weigh-in is at 3 p.m. Adult-child (under age 15) teams fish Long Lake, Lake Eaton or South Pond for pike, perch and trout and cash prizes. Check out the community ice fishing hole near the bridge. Long Lake Fish & Game Club sponsors this free event. Call (518) 624-2145.
ICE FISHING DERBY
SCHROON LAKE—The Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club’s 21st Annual Ice Fishing Derby will be March 2-3 on Schroon Lake. Fishing starts at daylight Saturday and ends at 4 p.m. Sunday, when all fish must be weighed in.
Tickets are $12 each through Feb. 24 and $15 after that. Mail registration is available by sending a check payable to SL Fish & Game Club with a printed list of entrant’s names, addresses and phone numbers to POB 725, Schroon Lake NY 12870 to arrive by Feb. 25.
Last minute entries may be made Friday evening March 1 at Flanagan’s or at the club from 12-9 p.m. or at the club all day Saturday and Sunday. Awards will be given by weight in five categories: Trout, Salmon, Northern Pike, Pickerel and Perch.
CHICKEN & BISCUITS
WELLS—Wells United Methodist Church will hold a Chicken & Biscuit Dinner Saturday, Jan. 5, from 4-6:30 p.m. (or until the food runs out). The church is on Rt. 30.
The menu is chicken in gravy, biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots, homemade desserts and beverages. A gluten-free option will be available. The cost is $8.50 per adult and $4 per child age 6-12; children under age 6 eat free. Take-outs available.
Gift certificates are available for Wells United Methodist Church dinners. They may be purchased at any dinner or by calling Bob or Alice at 924-2220.
SEE STODDARD’S WORK
ALBANY—”Seneca Ray Stoddard: Capturing the Adirondacks” is on exhibit in the Crossroads Gallery at the New York State Museum here until Feb. 24, 2013.
Stoddard was one of the first to capture the Adirondacks through photographs. He shared and promoted that vision to a post-Civil War audience that was beginning to have the means to follow in his footsteps. Soon, those footsteps became a flood of tourists.
HAVE FUN AT LAPLAND
BENSON—Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center here invites ages 65 and up to enjoy a free cup of hot homemade soup and a discounted facility use fee during Soup-er Seniors Ski and Snowshoe Day every non-holiday Thursday through March 21.
A free Finn Friday Snowshoe Trek Jan. 4 is a gently paced tour of about one hour on scenic snowshoe trails. Rentals will be half price; the facility use fee is additional.
A special program for women, Lapland Ladies Love to Ski., will teach beginner and intermediate skiers Saturday, Jan. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch and a facility use pass is included in the $40 fee.
Lapland Lake is at 139 Lapland Lake Road. Contact the resort at (518) 863-4974 or email@example.com.
SAFETY COURSE SLATED
INLET—Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club will hold a New York State Snowmobile Safety Course for adults and youth Saturday, Jan. 19. Registrations will begin Jan. 4. Call Ron or Sandy at (315) 357-5233.
Children under age 10 may not legally ride on any lands in New York state, other than those owned or leased by a parent or guardian, if they have not passed the course.
To legally operate a snowmobile on public lands, children ages 10 through 13 must take a snowmobile safety course, obtain a snowmobile safety certificate and be accompanied by a person over age 18.
Children age 14 through 17 may ride when accompanied by an adult or ride as an adult only if they have taken a safety course and obtained a snowmobile safety certificate.
LONG LAKE—Join the Long Lake Lions Club Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 and_Sunday, March 3, 2013 to welcome the Northern New York Vintage Snosled Racers to the ice track at Long Lake.
A track on Jennings Park Pond provides a natural ice track, plowed and groomed by local volunteers. Vintage racing is a thrill of speed, talent and sheer excitement as the passionate riders take to the stage. Harkening back to the days of the Long Lake 100-miler, as a spectator check out over 18 divisions for this thrilling event. Admission is $10. Food will be sold on site.
SPORTSMEN’S DAY SET
BROADALBIN—Sacandaga Bible Conference’s fourth annual Sacandaga Sportsmen’s Day will begin with registration at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 12 at camp’s Ray Mills Youth Center on Lakeview Road here. It will include seminars and workshops for hunters, fishermen and bow-hunters; displays; vendors; a silent auction; dozens of door prizes, including several firearms; and a sportsmen’s buffet featuring dishes made with wild boar and locally-raised elk, bison and venison.
The special guest speaker is Paige Patterson, a world-acclaimed big-game hunter. Patterson, who also is a scuba diver, is president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
The price is $20. Tickets can be purchased at the camp office at 191 Lakeview Road, by calling the camp at (518) 883-3713 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more go to www. sacandagabibleconference.com.
SWAP MEET SLATED
WELLS—Wells Fish & Game Club will hold its annual Sportsman Swap Meet Saturday, Jan. 19, 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 info or to rent a table call Nancy Lewis at 924-2110.
NORTH CREEK—Oil paintings, drawings and sculpture by Art Perryman of Wevertown will be on exhibit at Tannery Pond Community Center at 228 Main Street here through Jan. 23, 2013.
Perryman is a versatile artist with pencil sketches and oil and acrylic paintings, some of which have been reproduced as limited edition prints. He has sculpted in clay and produced woodcarvings of moose, bear, fox, lynx, deer and horses.
Perryman made a large relief carving to honor the country’s 1976 bicentennial. The full-size leaping whitetail deer carved from a single white pine log will be part of this exhibit.
TPCC is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays when the “Open” flag is out. Call (518) 251-2505 to confirm.
BUILD A CARDBOARD SLED
LONG LAKE—The Town of Long Lake will hold a Box Sled Building Workshop Saturday, Jan. 5, from 12-3 p.m. at Town Hall. Take advantage of this opportunity to build a box sled for the big race during Winter Carnival Jan. 19 at Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena here.
Approved items for building sleds are cardboard, tape, paint and wax. Cardboard, tape and paint will be provided. All ages are welcome.