ALL ABOUT BIRDS
LONG LAKE—Come to the CVW Long Lake Public Library Saturday, Jan. 26, from 3-4:30 p.m. for a multimedia introduction to birding, “All About Birds” presented by Joan Collins of Adirondack Avian Expeditions. Call the library at (518) 624-3825 for more information.
FAMILY ART & NATURE
TUPPER LAKE—The Wild Center here has scheduled a Family Art & Nature program for every Sunday 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.
INTRO TO GEOCACHING
LONG LAKE—The CVW Long Lake Public Library will present Intro To Geocaching Wednesday, Jan. 30, starting at noon at the Long Lake Nutrition Site. Everyone is welcome; bring lunch, or order one from the Nutrition Site by Friday. Call 624-3825 for more information.
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.
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.
CHICKEN AND BISCUITS
WELLS—A valentine’s Chicken and Biscuit dinner will be held at Wells United Methodist Church Saturday, Feb. 9, starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m. The menu consists of chicken in gravy, George Chamberlain’s famous biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots, cranberry sauce, homemade desserts and beverage. Take-outs and gluten-free options are available. The cost is $ 8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 6 to 12 and free under age 6.
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.
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.
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.
View is located at 3273 State Rt. 28 in Old Forge. To learn about programming and 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. 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.
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.
NORTHVILLE—Arlene Rambush will hold a Handweaving Basics - A Review Saturday, Feb. 2, from 1-4 p.m. at Deerhaven Studio at 130 North Road here. It is open to weavers at all levels.
This workshop provides a lecture / demonstration of basic weaving elements. Topics will be participant-guided: things learned but forgotten and things never offered in enough detail. Instructor topics will include: careful planning of project, yarn types and sizes, appropriate sett, steps in winding the warp and dressing the loom. There will be a discussion of fiber properties, shrinkage and take-up and finishing techniques.
Tuition is $30 each, $25 each for Sacandaga Valley Arts Network members. Call (518) 863-8647.