Coming Attractions -- 01/29/2014



NEWCOMB--The Adirondack Interpretive Center at 5922 Rt. 28N here will host Wonders of the Winter Sky Saturday, Feb. 8, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Winter is a wonderful time to see some of the most brilliant stars. The constellation Orion is hands down the showiest of all. We will explore nebulae and star clusters and have a look at the brightest star of all, Sirius, which shines like a radiant celestial diamond. If weather permits, we will go galaxy hunting outside after an indoor presentation.

Pre-registration is required. Call (518) 582-2000 or email to

The AIC will hold a snowshow hike every Tuesday during February starting at 1 p.m. All ages are welcome and snowshoes are available.



NEWCOMB--Come to the Adirondack Interpretive Center at 5922 Rt. 28N here for Northern New York Audubon's Bird Walk Saturday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m.

Observe the birds at the feeders, which may include finches, chickadees, nuthatches and more, then head out to the Sucker Brook Trail. This one-mile trail runs along the outlet to Rich Lake, providing opportunities to glimpse mink and otter in the open water, and the surrounding hardwood forest is a great place to spot woodpeckers.

The bird walk is free. Call (518) 582-2000 or email to for more.

The AIC will hold a snowshow hike every Tuesday during February starting at 1 p.m. All ages are welcome and snowshoes are available.



TUPPER LAKE--Sunday is Family Art and Nature Day at The Wild Center here from 12-2 p.m. through 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.

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 or call (518) 359-7800.


SPECULATOR--Oak Mountain Ski Center's Snowshoe Race Benefits Youth will be Saturday, Feb. 1, starting at 10 a.m. Day of race registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and is limited to 100 contestants.

This 5K/10K snowshoe race climbs its way up, down and all around the mountain. There will also be a one-mile Fun Race for children under age 12. Entry fees are $20 for the 5K/10K and $5 for the Fun Race. All proceeds go to youth activities through the Hamilton County Youth Board.

Call (518) 548-3606 to pre-register. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours before race day. This course is on a mountain; be prepared for rugged terrain.



INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show Feb. 15 and 16 at Indian Lake Central School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. 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

Winter Wonderland Craft Show will be one of many events taking place during the annual WinterFest. Activities include the Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department Breakfast, the Indian Lake Snowarriors Poker Run, the ILCS Tricky Tray, the United Methodist Church roast beef dinner, movies and programs at Indian Lake Theater, snowmobiling, guided snowshoe hikes, torch-run, fireworks, shopping, dining, skiing at Gore Mountain, free skating and much more. Skate rentals are available at Pine's Country Store.



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.


LONG LAKE--Moonlighters' Poker Run starts at the opening of business Friday, Feb. 7, and finishes at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Pick up play cards at The Raquette Lake Tap Room or The Newcomb House. Cash prizes. $10 each, must be at least age 18 to get a play card. All stamped play cards must be turned in by 5 p.m._Door prizes will be awarded at 6 p.m. as well as awards for first, second, third and best hand.


SPECULATOR--The Speculator Lions Club Snowmobile Poker Run will be Saturday, Feb. 8. Register between 9 a.m. and noon at The Lemon Tree or Piseco Performance for $10 each. The event may be done by car or snowmobile. Awards for first, second and third places and door prizes will be given starting at 3 p.m. at The Inn at Speculator. Door prize tickets are available at registration and all stops. All funds raised will be used for community needs and Lions charities.


PISECO--Pleasant Riders Snowmobile Club's Christmas Tree Burning & Sledding Party will be Sunday, Feb. 9, from 2-9 p.m. Everyone is invited. Refreshments are provided by Pleasant Riders. Sledding starts 2 p.m., Bonfire 3 p.m., Live Music 5-9 p.m., Fireworks 6 p.m.



NEWCOMB--The Adirondack Interpretive Center here will host the second installment of its Got Game? series Saturday, Feb. 1, from 3-5 p.m.

Joe Hackett, a local Adirondack guide for over 35 years, will share his wealth of knowledge and experiences in the early brook trout season. The presentation, discussion and chili dinner all take place in the historic Huntington Lodge. $5 each; pre-registration required. (518) 582-2000 or

The AIC will hold a snowshow hike every Tuesday during February starting at 1 p.m. All ages are welcome and snowshoes are available.


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.



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.


LONG LAKE--Enjoy a night on the town sampling delectable hors d'oeuvres at Long Lake Diner / Owls Head Pub Adirondack Hotel and The Cellar Restaurant and Pub Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6-9 p.m. in Long Lake. Long Lake restaurants boast both casual and sophisticated dining areas with menus to match virtually every taste and preference. Hors d'oeuveres will range from sweet to savory and participants vote for the best of each location. Free transportation. $30 each. Reservations required at (518) 624-3077.



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. Food and beverages will be sold. For a free table contact Dee at (518) 924-5371.



NORTHVILLE--The Sacandaga Valley "LIVE" Winter Music Series presents the "Revival" old-time bluegrass gospel band Saturday, Feb. 8, from 4-6 p.m. at the BECON Corner Building, Main St, Northville.

Featuring Hamilton County singers and pickers Steve Page, Lenny Broiles, Heather Deibler, Rudy Peters and Pam Broiles, "Revival" will share the best of bluegrass gospel in four-part harmony. The concert will cap off the day-long Northville Winter Fest. Free will donation.



LONG LAKE--Snowshoe the Roosevelt Truck Trail in Minerva with Joan Collins Saturday, Feb. 1. Meet at the Geiger Arena here at 8 a.m. for transportation. Cost: $20 per person, guide fee.

Lovely, mature boreal habitat spans the 2.5-mile Roosevelt Truck Trail. This wide, road-sized trail runs between Route 28N and the Blue Ridge Road in Minerva.

Collins will lead a snowshoe hike along this route beginning at the Route 28N trailhead and ending at the Blue Ridge Road trailhead. The trail has hilly and level terrain with an overall gain of 100 feet in elevation. Pre-registration is required; call (518) 624-3077.



NORTHVILLE--Harry Wirtz will offer "Introduction to Adobe Photoshop" Saturdays, Feb. 8 and 15, at the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Arts Center, 132 S. Main St. here. Each session runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Adobe Photoshop is the "gold standard" of image editing software. Despite its popularity, much of it is difficult for beginners to learn. Color correct raw files, adjust shapes, remove blemishes, work with image masks, make composites, re-sample images larger and smaller, save for the Web and manage files. Adobe Bridge will be used for viewing thumbnail images and organizing files.

Tuition is $90 / $85 members. Call (518) 863-8636 to register. Bring lunch or buy it nearby.



NORTHVILLE--Learn how easy it is to make one-of-a-kind jewelry from Carolyn Learch Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1-3:30 p.m. and take home a silver wire-wrap pendant. The silver wire wrapping is delicate and unique to each pendant.

The workshop will be held at 120 Lisa Drive, Northville, and is limited to six participants. Tuition is $22 / $20 Sacandaga Valley Arts Network members. Materials cost $5. Call (518) 863-4067 to sign up.


NORTHVILLE--Arlene Rambush will teach "Handweaving Basics - A Review" Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1-4 p.m. at her Deerhaven Studio, 130 North Rd. here.

Open to weavers at all levels, this workshop provides a lecture / demonstration of basic weaving elements, and topics will be participant guided: things learned but forgotten and things never offered in enough detail. Instructor topics will include careful planning, 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.

Call Rambush at (518) 863-8647. Tuition is $30 / $25 Sacandaga Valley Arts Network members.

* 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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