COACHES VS. CANCER
INDIAN LAKE—The Indian Lake Central School / Long Lake Central School basketball team (The Orange) will host a Coaches vs. Cancer home game against Schroon Lake Central School Friday, Jan. 11, starting at 5 p.m.
The girls’ and boys’ varsity teams will play. The students have been selling honor cards for $2 for their Wall of Hope that is displayed at the school.
Admission to the game will be $3 for adults and $2 for students. Local businesses have donated raffle prizes.
The ILCS PTSO will help out by giving the proceeds from the Spiritball fundraiser to this event. All money that is raised this night will go the American Cancer Society.
FOOD AND CAMERADERIE
WELLS—The Town of Wells invites all residents, their families and friends to attend its annual Christmas Tree Burning and Covered Dish Supper Saturday, Jan. 12. The event begins at 6 p.m.
The town will provide meat platters, rolls, table settings and hot and cold drinks. Participants are asked to bring a favorite dish to share.
During the evening Wells Improvement Group will announce the winners of its 2012 Christmas Decorating Contest. Fans of ice-skating can try out the Wells Community Hall Pavilion rink, weather permitting.
After the buffet bundle up and gather around a bonfire of trees for a warm ending to the holiday season.
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
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.
PANCAKE SUPPER SET
LAKE PLEASANT—Lake Pleasant Methodist Church will hold a Pancake Supper Saturday, Jan. 19, from 5-7:30 p.m. All donations will benefit its Youth Center program and local missions. Come enjoy good food and fellowship.
WINTER REC SEMINARS
NORTH CREEK—Steve Ovitt of Wilderness Property Management Inc. will present two free seminars on Winter Outdoor Recreation on public trails, one Saturday, Jan. 12, and the other Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Tannery Pond Community Center at 228 Main Street here. Both start at 7 p.m.
These seminars will provide information and increase awareness of non-motorized winter outdoor recreation on public trails in the Southeastern Adirondacks, Upper Hudson River Drainage area. The program will include backcountry / cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter mountaineering.
The program covers over 50 miles of backcountry trails accessible from the North Creek Ski Bowl Park, Thirteenth Lake / North River and Bakers Mills and some of the trails in Chestertown, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Thurman and Newcomb.
Registration is recommended. Contact the Gore Mountain Region Chamber at (518) 251-2612 or email@example.com.
SANTANONI SKI WEEKENDS
NEWCOMB—Due to the raging success of last year’s open house ski weekends at Great Camp Santanoni they will be offered again this year: Jan. 19-21, Feb. 16-18 and March 16-17.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Adirondack Architectural Heritage, the Town of Newcomb and the Adirondack Ecological Center are pleased to announce that historic Camp Santanoni, located off Route 28N here, will be open three weekends this winter. Over these weekends, cross-country skiers and snowshoers will be able to visit the Gatelodge and Main Lodge, get short interpretive tours with AARCH staff and warm up at the Artist’s Studio before the return trip.
Camp Santanoni was built beginning in 1892 by Robert and Anna Pruyn. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark.
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 information 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. A full-size leaping whitetail deer carved from a single white pine log is part of the 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 before traveling.
MAKE AN ANTLER BASKET
HOPE—Laura Ginter will hold an Antler Basket (Intermediate) workshop at her Basket Thyme Studio at 163 Hope Falls Road here Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with additional time if necessary. Bring lunch.
Students will create a ribbed basket with an antler handle. The shape of the basket depends on the shape of the antler. Additional materials used are round reed and dyed and natural sea grass. This basket is a piece of art to display proudly.
Tuition is $70 each; $65 for members of Sacandaga Valley Arts Network. Supplies are $20. Call (518) 863-4145.