FAMILY ART & NATURE
TUPPER LAKE--Sunday is Family Art and Nature Day at The Wild Center here from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 to March 30. Explore a nature theme, meet live animals and create a handcrafted item to take home. It is free for members or with paid admission.
Jan. 19 see snakes and turtles, explore the unique traits of reptiles and play a game about turtles. Create a felted hand puppet for more reptile fun at home.
As always, there are hikes on free snowshoes, animal encounters, feature films and food offerings. The Wild Center, at 45 Museum Dr., is open throughout the winter Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during the entire week of President’s Day. For more information on TWC visit www.wildcenter.org or call (518) 359-7800.
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 cardboard and duct tape sleds at three locations to complete the circuit and be eligible to win the championship. All ages are welcomed.
The races will be held Jan. 18 at Mt. Sabattis in Long Lake during Moonlighter's Winter Carnival (518-624-3077, www.mylonglake.com); Feb. 15 at Indian Lake Ski Hill during SnoCade (518-648-5112, www.indian-lake.com); Feb. 15 at McCauley Mountain in Old Forge during Winter Carnival (315-369-6983, www.oldforgeny.com); and Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. in Inlet's Fern Park during Frozen Fire & Lights (315-357-5501, www.frozenfireandlights.com).
LONG LAKE--Winter Carnival will start at noon Saturday, Jan. 18, at Mt. Sabattis and Geiger Arena here. Take part in one of Long Lake’s most famous winter events. Prepare a sled and compete in the downhill Cardboard Box Sled Races and don’t miss the snowmobile parade.
Winter Carnival is a day filled with cold weather fun. Events include one-shot basketball, fireman’s relay, men’s golf drive and the ladies’ frying pan toss. Cash prizes are awarded winners. There are fireworks at dusk and a bonfire burning throughout the day. Sledding and ice-skating throughout the day, as are warm beverages, food and restrooms. Call (518) 624-3077 for more information.
Sunday, Jan. 19, the Northern New York Vintage Snowsled Races, sponsored by the Long Lake Lions Club, will take place on Jennings Park Pond starting at noon. Admission is $10.
NEW YEAR SHIN DIG
NEWCOMB--The Adirondack Interpretive Center at 5922 Rt. 28N here will celebrate the new year with live music, food and outdoor adventure during its first New Year Shindig Saturday, Jan. 18. The fun starts inside at 2 p.m. with making crafts and bird feeders with forest finds.
Frank and Frank will start playing folk and bluegrass tunes 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. A full moon snowshoe hike starts at 6 p.m. and will finish with hot chocolate at 7 p.m. RSVP at (518) 582-2000 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event was originally planned as the AIC's Solstice Shindig, which was postponed because of bad weather.
ADIRONDACK ICE BOWL
INLET--This year's Adirondack Ice Bowl here will be Jan. 24-26 on Fourth Lake. The two-day pond hockey tournament also has live music, food and family fun. Go to www.adirondackicebowl.com.
POKER RUN IS SLATED
INLET--Inlet Barnstormers' annual Poker Run will be Jan. 31 through Feb. 1. It starts at 8 a.m. Friday and ends at 5 p.m. Saturday. email@example.com
ADK. BUYER DAYS SET
SARANAC LAKE -- The Adirondack North Country Association's 28th Annual Adirondack Buyer Days will be April 8-9 at Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway. Move in day is April 7. Contact Melissa Hart at (518) 891-6200 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a display.
The show features some of the best handmade products and specialty foods northern New York state has to offer. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
'MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG'
OLD FORGE--An acclaimed London production of the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical, "Merrily We Roll Along," will be screened at View at 3273 SR 28 here Friday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. with a matinee Saturday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. See the award-winning movie for $8/$6 members and $4 students. Tickets can be purchased by calling (315) 369-6411 or online at www.ViewArts.org.
NASA WORLD PREMIERE
TUPPER LAKE--In 2014, a global consortium will launch a major space effort. The movie about the effort and its purpose, "The Story of Water Falling," will have its world premiere at The Wild Center, 45 Museum Dr. here, Saturday, Jan. 25. Admission to The Wild Center and the film are free that day, underwritten by supporters of TWC.
The space project is all about water. It's driven by the need to understand more about one of the most powerful systems on Earth. Think of shoveling snow. Imagine the power that pulled all that weight into the sky, and dropped it across thousands of miles. "Water Falls" will show in Planet Adirondack, a perfect sphere. Learn more at www.wildcenter.org.
ICE FISHING DERBY SET
INDIAN LAKE--The Central Adirondack Ice Fishing Derby on Adirondack Lake here will be Saturday, Jan. 18, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check in at the Byron Park Building starting at 5:30 a.m. Prizes every hour for northern pike ($100, $50, $25) and perch ($50, $25). Biggest Catch of the Derby pike $200, perch $100. Door prizes.
Sponsored by Indian Lake / Blue Mt. Lake Fish & Game Assoc. Limited to 195. Advance registration $30 each, day-of $35. Go to indianlakefishandgame.com.
JOIN THE FISHING DERBY
RAQUETTE LAKE--The Mike Norris Fishing Derby will be Saturday, Jan. 25, with registration starting at 6 a.m. at Raquette Lake Fire Hall. Fish for lake trout, brook trout, perch and salmon. Cash prizes. Sponsored by the Raquette Lake Fish and Game Club.
ICE FISH LATE EATON
LONG LAKE--The Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby here will be Saturday, Feb. 8, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register at Town Hall from 6-6:30 a.m. for $25 each. Cash prizes for trout and landlocked salmon. Live weigh-in at the Lake Eaton Campground Beach. Sponsored by Long Lake Fish & Game Club.
PISECO--Cornell Cooperative Extension of Hamilton County will teach Small Batch Cheese Making Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at Piseco Education Center. Each participant will receive a mozzarella kit.
The class costs $25 each. Registration and payment are required by Friday, Jan. 17. Call (518) 548-6191.
CHICKEN & BISCUITS
WELLS--The Wells United Methodist Church is holding a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner Saturday, Feb. 8, from 4-6:30 p.m. The menu consists of chicken in gravy on Bev's fabulous homemade biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots, beverage and homemade pies, cakes and cookies. Cost is $ 8.50 for adults, $4 ages 6-12, free for under age 6. Take-outs and gluten-free options are available. The church is on Route 30.
INDOOR GARAGE SALE
WELLS--The 14th Annual Indoor Garage Sale here will be Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Wells Community Hall on Rt. 30. Look for treasures while catching up with neighbors and friends. Food and beverages will be sold. For a free table contact Dee at (518) 924-5371.
CABIN FEVER SUNDAY
BLUE MT. LAKE -- The Adirondack Museum's Cabin Fever Sundays series will continue Jan. 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the museum at 9097 State Route 30 here with "Stump the Staff: Strange Stories from the Adirondacks" with Hallie Bond, Jerry Pepper and Phil Terrie. Admission is free for museum members, students and children; $5 for others.
Bring in an artifact, see if the museumologists can guess what it is and learn some of the stories behind the strangest museum objects they have encountered.
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.
WINTER HIKE PLANNED
LONG LAKE--Hike Mount Adams Saturday, Jan. 25, with guide Spencer Morrissey. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road. This 4.8-mile round-trip will be over moderate to steep terrain. The route passes Lake Jimmy on an easy trail before entering a narrower trail and eventually a steep hike to a historical Adirondack fire tower. The views are some of the best in the park. Snowshoes are a must; rentals are available but must be requested in advance. The guide fee is $20 each. This trip is not recommended for children under age 12. Call (518) 624-3077 to register and for a list of required equipment.
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.
This workshop is best for those with basic computer skills. Bring a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera and a laptop if it has image editing software.
Call Harry Wirtz at (518) 863-8636 before registering. Bring lunch or buy it nearby. Tuition: $90 / SVAN members $85. www.svanarts.org.
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 email@example.com. To sign up go to www.pleasantriders.com. Like Pleasant Riders on Facebook to get the latest news or check out its website at www.pleasantriders.com.
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.
* 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.
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