WINTER RETRO DANCE
SPECULATOR—Calling all students in sixth through 12th grades: the Hamilton County Youth Board is teaming up with Oak Mountain Ski Center to host a county-wide free “Winter Retro Dance” for all Hamilton County students in grades 6-12 Friday, Feb. 15, from 6:30-9 p.m.
There will be food and drinks available for purchase. Do not bring food or beverages to the dance. Once a student leaves s/he will not be allowed back in. This event is free and will be a great way to kick off February vacation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 359-7800 ext. 138.
SPECULATOR—Sign up by Feb. 24 for North Country Bible Fellowship’s Cake Decorating Class. Joyce Mulleedy will teach the class Saturday, March 2, from 1-5 p.m. at the church on Elm Lake Road here. Call 548-5777 to sign up.
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 email@example.com.
INDIAN LAKE—Indian Lake’s annual WinterFest will be Feb. 15-17 this year. Activities include Breakfast at the Firehouse, a “Nursery Rhymes in Chilly Times” parade (4:30pm Friday on Main St.), the Indian Lake Snowarriors Poker Run, the chamber’s Winter Wonderland Craft Show, a Book & Cookie Sale, Joey D Magic Show, cardboard sled races, the Jalapeno Eating Contest, a Tricky Tray, pasta and roast beef dinners, a torch-run and fireworks.
In addition to the special events there will also be free ice-skating and sliding 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.
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.
FROZEN FIRE & LIGHTS
INLET—The Town of Inlet is getting ready for the 11th Annual Frozen Fire & Lights: bonfires, fireworks and family fun Saturday, Feb. 23. This event began as a way to remind visitors and locals of all the free activities the town offers at Fern Park in the winter.
The pavilion becomes an indoor skating rink with a warming room and heated restrooms and a section at the base of the mountain was cleared many years ago for a daring little sledding hill. Fern Park is also the trailhead to miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and trails for snowshoeing.
Feb. 23 is also the day of the Third Annual Cardboard Sled Race, starting at 1 p.m. at Fern Park. Go to www.FrozenFireandLights.com for a schedule of the day’s activities and a printable Cardboard Sled Race application.
HELP THE SKI PATROL
SPECULATOR—A Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Oak Mountain Ski Patrol will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $10 per adult and $7 per age 10 and under.
There will be live music by Skyler’s Dream Team from 5:30-9:30 p.m. with no cover charge and a 50/50 raffle.
Drawings for over $1,000 in prizes start at 7:30 p.m. The grand prize is a package of skis, bindings and poles donated by Alpin Haus in Amsterdam. Other prizes include gift baskets, gift certificates, ski center day passes, ski and boarding lesson certificates, tubing passes and more. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. One need not be present to win.
The proceeds will be used for training expenses and rescue supplies.
BENEFIT FOR THE ARTS
BLUE MT. LAKE—Come to Minnowbrook Conference Center here Saturday, Feb. 23, from 6-9 p.m. for the annual Winter Benefit for the Arts, a dinner, silent auction and musical entertainment. Silent auction items include four “Park Hopper” passes to Walt Disney World, a week’s stay at Birch Cottage and more.
Overnight accommodations with continental breakfast are available Saturday night. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend the night in the rustic elegance of Minnowbrook Lodge, normally open only to private parties. Take a snowshoe trek or cross-country ski Sunday morning to add outdoor adventure to the indoor fun.
All proceeds benefit the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts and its mission to ensure quality arts programming for the Adirondack region.
Tickets are $35 ALCA members / $45 non-members / $75 patrons. For more visit www.adirondackarts.org or call (518) 352-7715.
‘HACHI’ IS COMING
WELLS—The Virginia Hosley Free Library on Main Street here will present the film “Hachi,” a G-rated movie suitable for all ages, Monday, Feb. 25, at the library. Complimentary popcorn and soda will be served and admission is free. Donations are accepted.
Starring Richard Gere and Joan Allen, “Hachi” portrays a family bond that develops following the discovery of a lost Akita puppy. A beautiful friendship unfolds and an entire town is inspired by the family’s spirit and loyalty. The running time is 93 minutes.
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/.
A PLETHORA OF PASTA
INDIAN LAKE—The Indian Lake Junior Girl Scouts will hold a Pasta Dinner Friday, Feb. 15, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Indian Lake American Legion Hall. Dinner includes a choice of homemade pasta dishes, salad, bread and dessert. It is $8 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and under. All proceeds benefit the Junior Girl Scout Troop of Indian Lake.
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.
FEB FEST CONCERT
SPECULATOR—Here is the perfect cure for cabin fever: a Feb Fest concert at Grace United Methodist Church here from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, by Azalea and the Good Ole Boys. Admission is free.
This popular local group presents a wide range of vocal and instrumental selections from old-time favorites to new songs composed by band members. The Grace United Methodist Women will provide refreshments during intermission.
THE EARL’S CHAIR
WELLS—The Virginia Hosley Free Library here will sponsor traditional Irish music Sunday, Feb. 24, from 2-4 p.m. at Wells Community Hall. The Earl’s Chair will captivate the audience with jigs, reels, hornpipes and songs, all flavored here and there with a bit of Celtic humor.
The Earl’s Chair features Tom Wadsworth on uilleann pipes, flute guitar and vocals; Dave Smith on bouzouki and banjo; Len Broiles on fiddle and mandolin; and Pam Broiles on bodhran and vocals.
Admission is by donation and refreshments will be available. Local sponsors include Mountain Memories, G.A. Bove Fuels, Alicia C. Miller Real Estate and Stewart’s Shops.
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: Feb. 16-18 and March 16-17.
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 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark.
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.
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.
NORTHVILLE—Sacandaga Valley Arts Network is sponsoring a workshop Saturday, Feb. 16, at Arlene Rambush’s Deerhaven Studio at 130 North Road here. “Handweaving Happiness — Plan a Project / Wind a Warp” will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring lunch.
Advanced beginner or better weaving skills are required. Bring a warping frame. Tuition of $40 / SVAN members $35 includes yarn. Call (518) 863-8647 to sign up.
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