FAMILY ART & NATURE
TUPPER LAKE—The Wild Center here has scheduled a Family Art & Nature program for every Sunday from Jan. 20 through March 24, free for members or with paid admission.
Spend Sundays from 12-2 p.m. both inside and outside on the trails learning more about the Adirondacks and participating in nature-related art projects the whole family can enjoy.
Each Sunday will feature a different nature-related topic and one of The Wild Center’s live animals. Learn about the Adirondacks and its animals and then use them for inspiration while making unique art projects to take home.
THE ART OF SUGARING
TUPPER LAKE—The Wild Center at 45 Museum Drive here will hold a Maple Workshop & Pancake Breakfast Sunday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, March 16, both from 9-11 a.m. Learn about the art of maple sugaring with special emphasis on backyard tapping, collection and boiling.
The event includes the program, games and tastings for the whole family. Contact Director of Programs Jen Kretser for more at email@example.com or (518) 359-7800 ext. 138
CRAFTS & FLEAS
WINTER CRAFT SHOW
INDIAN LAKE—The Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show Feb. 16 and 17 at Indian Lake Central School and the American Legion as part of Indian Lake’s annual WinterFest.
The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Stop by and check out the handmade goods, shop locally and support local artisans. To be a vendor call (518) 648-5112 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
INDIAN LAKE—Indian Lake’s annual WinterFest will be Feb. 16 and 17 this year. Activities include the Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department Breakfast, the Indian Lake Snowarriors Poker Run, the chamber’s Winter Wonderland Craft Show, the Indian Lake Central School Tricky Tray extravaganza, the United Methodist Church Roast Beef Dinner, a torch-run and fireworks.
In addition to the special events there will also be free ice-skating at the Indian Lake Ski Center (skate rentals available locally at Pine’s Country Store), movies and programs at Indian Lake Theater, snowmobiling, guided snowshoe hikes, shopping, dining, skiing at Gore Mountain and more. For details on all the Indian Lake area has to offer visit www.indian-lake.com.
FROM TREE TO TABLE
ALBANY—The New York State Maple Producers Association’s annual Maple Weekend gives a free, first-hand opportunity to see how maple products are produced, along with the chance to taste and purchase maple products.
There will be two this year, March 16-17 and March 23-24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at participating producers, including McComb’s Oak Hill Farm at 227 Elm Lake Rd. in Speculator (email@example.com) where they will be boiling sap into syrup (weather permitting) and demonstrating tree tapping equipment the results always taste great.
New York State maple syrup has a reputation as one of the highest quality maple syrups in the world. Maple Weekend allows producers to demonstrate the superiority of their product, and invites the public to sugarhouses to try for themselves.
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.
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.
INDOOR GARAGE SALE
WELLS—The 13th Annual Winter Garage Sale at Wells Community Hall on Main Street here will be Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To reserve a table call Dee at 924-5371. Everyone is invited. Refreshments will be sold.
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.
Unlike many of his contemporaries, Stoddard’s work remains largely intact. The New York State Museum acquired the Stoddard prints in 1972.
SPECULATOR-Can bookbinding be spellbinding? Find out when the Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library hosts a discussion on the art and craft of bookbinding by Jack Fitterer Thursday, Jan. 31, starting at 4:30 p.m. at the library on Rt. 8 here. Jack and his wife, artist Taff Fitterer, reside right up the road in Indian Lake.
Adirondack Life magazine featured Jack Fittered in a 2007 article. His work is primarily devoted to the restoration of damaged books from all eras, even dating as far back as a 15th century prayer book. Those who truly love books will most likely be spellbound by this event.
THE BOB WARREN BAND
WELLS - The winter entertainment series here begins Sunday, Jan. 27, at Wells Town Hall from 2-4 p.m. when The Friends of the Wells Library hosts The Bob Warren Band.
Warren and his new band recently filled Cafe Lena’s in Saratoga, playing new songs and old favorites from his many CDs. Three-part harmonies, diverse instrumentation and a heartfelt passion for his art create a musical experience not to be missed.
Future events in this series are: Earls Chair, Celtic music featuring Len and Pam Broiles Feb. 24; author Sandra Weber March 24; and The Puppet People’s “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 8.
These events are possible in part with support from Mountain Memories, Bove Fuels, Wells Quarry, Alicia C. Miller Real Estate, Stewart’s Shops, Hamilton County Cable and NBT Bank.
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.
PUT ON YOUR SNOWSHOES
NEWCOMB—Northern New York Audubon is sponsoring a snowshoe outing Saturday, Jan. 19, to Arbutus Lake here. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the AIC at (518) 582-2000 to register.
Participants will snowshoe a two-mile loop around the shore of Arbutus Lake in Huntington Wildlife Forest. This flat trail goes through mostly softwood and mixed wood forest. There is the possibility that red- and white-winged crossbills will be in softwoods along the trail.
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.
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.
JOHNSTOWN—The Eighth Annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show at the Johnstown Moose Club at 109 S. Comrie Ave. (Rt. 30A) here will be Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., snow or shine. All hunters, fishermen, boaters and outdoor enthusiasts are invited.
There will be gear, equipment and supplies for hunting, fishing, boating, archery, trapping, hiking and snowshoeing and lots of Adirondack collectibles and artwork along with featured guests and industry experts.
For more information call (518) 725-5565 or visit www.adkshow.com.
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.
OLD FORGE—View is seeking entries to the 32nd Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors Aug. 17 to Oct. 27. Over $15,000 in cash and medals will be awarded.
Enter online or print the prospectus from View’s website at www.viewarts.org. Online and CD entries are accepted. Call View at (315) 369-6411 to have a prospectus mailed. The deadline to enter this exhibition is March 15.
Juror of Selection Mel Stabin is an international teacher, author and award-winning watercolorist. Juror of Awards Jim McFarlane is a nationally and internationally recognized watercolorist and teacher and current president of the American Watercolor Society.
View is a multi-arts center located at 3273 State Rt. 28 in Old Forge. To learn more about View programming and upcoming exhibitions visit www.ViewArts.org or call (315) 369-6411.
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.
Tuition is $70 each; $65 for members of Sacandaga Valley Arts Network. Supplies are $20. Call (518) 863-4145.
CURVES IN CLAY
NORTHVILLE—A special Handbuilding: Curves In Clay workshop will be held at Bellwether Studio at The Orendaga, 732 South Main St., Northville, for all students, beginner through advanced, taught by Michele Drozd.
Students will construct a curvaceous serving dish in the style of Martha Grover, fellow potter and educator. Using Grover’s special hand-building techniques and expanding on her unique style, each participant will build at least one of these porcelain beauties.
The class will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Jan. 28 and 30 and Feb. 4, 6 and 11. Tuition is $105 each; $100 for members of Sacandaga Valley Arts Network. The materials and firing fee is $50. Call (518) 863-8013.
INTRO TO POTTERY
NORTHVILLE—Michele Drozd will teach Intro To Pottery at Bellwether Studio at The Orendaga, 732 South Main St., Northville, from 6-8:30 p.m. Jan. 29 and 31 and Feb. 5, 7 and 12.
Learn basic ceramics, working with clay, the centering process, pulling cylinders and creating functional ware on the wheel. Look at historic and contemporary pottery, sketch ideas, learn basic glaze techniques and learn about the bisq and glaze firing processes. This class is a prerequisite beginner / refresher course for all other throwing classes.
Tuition is $105 each; $100 for members of Sacandaga Valley Arts Network. The materials and firing fee is $50. Call (518) 863-8013.
STAMP IT UP
SPECULATOR—North Country Bible Fellowship Church on Elm Lake Road here will hold a Cabin Fever Ladies Night Out Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. Come out, have fun making cards with stamps, meet new friends and have refreshments. RSVP to the church office at 548-5777 or Debbie Nervik at 637-5274 by Jan. 20. Supplies to make two stamped cards cost $5.