THE BUSINESS SIDE
NORTHVILLE—Sacandaga Valley Arts Network is sponsoring a workshop for artists, “Embrace the Business Side of Being an Artist,” Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 1-3 p.m. at Northville Public Library, 341 S. 3rd St. here.
Arts Consultant Anne Smoczynski will define and break down the steps toward commitment on the business side, including worksheets and resource handouts. Topics include Contacts (the ultra importance of reaching out, being personal and rewarding old and new contacts), Getting Organized, Your Website and Marketing (traditional, online, social media, collaboration). A brief discussion on Business Plans, Branding, Galleries and Sales is included.
Tuition is $25, $20 SVAN members.To sign up call (518) 798-5031.
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.
MOONLIGHTER’S POKER RUN
LONG LAKE—The Long Lake Moonlighters Snowmobile Club’s Poker Run will start at the open of business Friday, Feb. 8, and finish at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Adirondack Hotel. Stops are in Long Lake and Raquette Lake.
Pick up play cards at the Raquette Lake Tap Room or The Newcomb House for $10 per person. Participants must be at least age 18. Cash prizes.
PISECO—The Pleasant Riders Annual Bonfire / Sledding & Fireworks day will be at the Oxbow Inn Restaurant on Rt. 8 here Sunday, Feb. 10. Sleigh riding for the kids starts at 2 p.m.; the bonfire will be lit at 3 p.m. Free food will be served from 2-4 p.m.: hamburgers, hot dogs, chili and hot chocolate.
Chainsaw carver Sara Winter will work on carving a log all day, which will be auctioned off at 5 p.m. She will also bring carvings to sell.
Fireworks start at 6 p.m. There will be live music from 5-9 p.m. Ski Doo MX-Z Sport 600 raffle tickets will be available all day. The drawing will be right after the fireworks.
IT’S CARNIVAL TIME
RAQUETTE LAKE—This year’s Raquette Lake Winter Carnival kicks off Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. with kids’ games and an Adult Envelope Making Class at the school, followed by the Ladies Frying Pan Toss at noon, Co-ed Ice Golf and Ice Tower Construction at 1 p.m., a Kids Envelope Making Class at 2 p.m. at the school, Tug Of War under the streetlights at 5 p.m. and fireworks at dark, followed immediately by lighting of the Ice Tower.
The fun continues Sunday with the Raquette Lake Cross Cut Competition at noon. Get the best time and take home a prize. Call (518) 624-3077 for the entire schedule of events.
READ AND MUNCH
INDIAN LAKE—The Friends of the Indian Lake Public Library will conduct a Book and Cookie Sale in the Indian Lake Town Hall on Pelon Road from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Admission is free. A wide variety of books of various genres will be priced from $0.25 to $3. Delicious home-baked cookies will be sold.
FISH LAKE EATON
LONG LAKE—The Long Lake Fish and Game Club’s Winter 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 with the final weigh-in at 3:15 p.m. Call (518) 624-3077 for more.
LONG LAKE—A Spice Up Your Winter Series Cooking Class will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Long Lake Nutrition Site. Chef Susan Rohrey of Flavor will teach Exotic Spice Cooking. Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. The class is free. Call the CVW Long Lake Public Library at 624-3825 for more information.
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.
MOREHOUSE—Morehouse Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 16, from 8-11 a.m. at Morehouse Recreation Center on Rt. 8 here.
The menu includes pancakes, eggs (any style), sausage, bacon, coffee, tea and orange juice. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children.
BLUE MT. LAKE—Cabin Fever Sunday at the Adirondack Museum here will explore the complex claims of different groups of people to the Adirondacks Feb. 10 starting at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The lecture is free to museum members and students; $5 non-members.
Professor Philip Terrie will review the history from the Mohawk and the Algonquin through Revolutionary War land grantees and the earliest Yankee settlers to wealthy seasonal residents to middle-class cottagers and day-users of the 20th century.
He’ll run through government attempts to define ownership and use: Forest Preserve legislation and the creation of the park in the 19th century, and the Adirondack Park Agency’s formation in the 20th.
Fourth-generation Hamilton County resident John Collins will share family stories about making a living and working to protect the Adirondacks.
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: 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.
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