FAMILY ART & NATURE
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. For more visit www.wildcenter.org or call (518) 359-7800.
COME TO MINNOWBROOK
BLUE MT. LAKE--Join the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts March 15 from 6-9 p.m. at Minnowbrook Conference Center here for an exciting evening dinner and cocktail party, complete with a silent auction and musical entertainment.
Make a weekend of it and stay the night. Accommodations are available Saturday night, including a continental breakfast Sunday morning. Those who book a room pay a reduced benefit ticket price of $35 / $45 member / $75 patron. The annual benefit costs $40 / $45 non-members / $85 patrons. For reservations call (518) 352-7715.
ADK. BUYER DAYS SET
SARANAC LAKE -- The Adirondack North Country Association's 28th Annual Adirondack Buyer Days will be April 8-9 at Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway. Move in day is April 7.
The show features some of the best handmade products and specialty foods northern New York state has to offer. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Contact Show Coordinator Melissa Hart at (518) 891-6200 or email@example.com to register for a display.
TRICKY TRAY TIME
WELLS--Wells Emergency Services will sponsor a Tricky Tray for the second year in a row. This community event will take place Saturday, April 12, at Wells Community Hall. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the drawings starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $2 each.
The proceeds will benefit both Wells Fire Company and Wells Volunteer Ambulance Corps. To donate to the event please phone Sharon at 924-2269 or drop items off at the Wells Senior Meal Site Mondays through Fridays between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
THE IRISH LEGEND
WELLS--See "St. Patrick: The Irish Legend" during Movie Night Sunday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at the Wells Wesleyan Church on Main St. here. This 2000 historical drama, action and adventure movie is for all ages. Learn about the life of St. Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland, and why this Irish holiday is still celebrated. Patrick Bergin, Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates and Susannah York star in this lush production filmed on location in Ireland.
MEN, START YOUR APRONS
SPECULATOR--Enter the Second Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest for Men to show off baking skills, win prizes and earn bragging rights. To register call Lake Pleasant Library at 548-4411 (or stop in) before Thursday, Feb. 27. Then deliver the finished pie to the Lake Pleasant Central School Cafeteria by 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1.
Judges will make their decisions and then everyone (bakers and spectators) gets to eat pie. The event is free. Donations are welcome and will be used for children's and community programs.
The library has cookbooks for men who need some help or inspiration. The event is presented by Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library and sponsored by NBT Bank, The Inn at Speculator, The Lemon Tree and Village Rentals.
CHICKEN & BISCUITS
WELLS--Wells United Methodist Church will hold a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner Saturday, March 1, 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 and $4 ages 6-12 (free if under age 6). Take-outs and gluten-free options are available. The church is near the center of Wells on Route 30.
BENEFIT DINNER SET
LAKE PLEASANT--The women of Grace United Methodist Church in Speculator and Lake Pleasant United Methodist Church are busy preparing for a Special Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Janis Perkins Saturday, March 1, at the Lake Pleasant Fire Hall beginning at 5 p.m.
Perkins' home sustained severe damage during a fire in December. The money raised is to assist her in making restorations.
The dinner will consist of spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, assorted beverages and a variety of homemade desserts. Admission is by donation, and all donations will be presented to Perkins to assist her in making her home habitable once again. Please plan to support this community service event.
SKI TO SANTANONI
NEWCOMB--Cross-country skiers and snowshoers are welcome to visit the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of Great Camp Santanoni off Rt. 28N here March 15-16. See displays about the great camp and take interpretive tours with staff.
The Artist's Studio, a stone building near the main lodge, will be open as a warming hut and will have hot chocolate available. Limited pairs of snowshoes will be available for use at the Gatehouse. No registration is required. Call (518) 582-2000 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEAR DUO PARNAS
NORTH CREEK--duo parnas is the stunning collaboration of musical sisters, violinist Madalyn Parnas and cellist Cicely Parnas. Hear them play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main St. here.
Tickets are $15 adults and $5 students. They may be purchased at Johnsburg Public Library, or for reservations call TPCC at (518) 251-2505.
First officially recognized in Carnegie Hall with a first prize win at the 2008 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, the duo soon after earned rave reviews in The New York Times.
The program includes Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 49 - Alexander Tcherepnin; Violin Sonata No. 2, "Obsession" - Eugene Ysaye; Suite for Solo Cello - Gaspar Cassado; and Sonata for Violin and Cello - Maurice Ravel.
AUDITIONS ARE SLATED
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will hold auditions for "Charlotte's Web the Musical" and the summer season March 16: at 12 p.m. at Long Lake Town Hall; at 2 p.m. at Indian Lake Theater; and at 4 p.m. at Blue Mt. Lake Fire Hall. All ages are needed.
Come sing, recite a favorite poem or read one of the scenes the AC will provide. It has never been a better time to try out for an AC production. Those between ages 14 and 18 can also audition for a chance to take part in the Redhouse's Summer Acting Camp. For more information, contact the AC at (518) 352-7715.
BEING A FOREST RANGER
NEWCOMB--The Adirondack Interpretive Center here will host the third installment of its Got Game? series Saturday, March 1, from 3-5 p.m. DEC environmental conservation officers Keith Isles and Steve de la Rosa and their K9 Shamey will provide a presentation and demonstration on the trainings they receive and the important work they do. The presentation, discussion and chili dinner all take place in the historic Huntington Lodge. $5 each; pre-registration required. (518) 582-2000 or email@example.com.
SPORTSMAN'S DINNER SET
WELLS--The 19th Annual Sportsman's Dinner at Wells Central School will be Saturday, March 8. Register from 1-2 p.m. Seminars begin at 2 p.m. The Wild Game Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m., after the seminars.
Topics include Big Woods Whitetail Hunting, Archery, Small Game Hunting, Wilderness Survival, Family Emergency Preparedness, Hiking the Northville Placid Trail and more. The main speaker will be retired Environmental Conservation Officer Deming Lindsey.
Door prizes are a rifle, sporting prints and more. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. One must be at least age 10 to attend.
Adirondack Bible Chapel, North Country Bible Fellowship, the Speculator and Lake Pleasant Methodist churches and Wells Wesleyan Church sponsor the event. For more call Jim Abbott at 924-2781.
GUN & MILITARIA SHOW
SARATOGA SPRINGS--New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates will host a Gun and Militaria Show March 15-16 at Saratoga Springs City Center at 522 Broadway here.
Over 250 tables will be covered with products from guns and ammunition to art and Adirondack items as well as historical firearms, Americana, military collectibles, reference books, Civil War swords and artifacts, knives and accessories, survival and camping gear, vintage traps, tanned skins and pelts and more.
Hours are Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission is $8 daily ($7 over age 60); children under age 14 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Call (518) 664-9743.
* 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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