Calendar of Events - 02/27/2013



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.


WELLS—The Wells Improvement Group will hold a Family Fun Night March 23 at Wells Central School, from 4-7 p.m. for children ages 10 and under and 7-10 p.m. for children ages 11 and up. This free event for the whole family features bounce houses.



TUPPER LAKE—The Wild Center at 45 Museum Drive here will hold a Maple Workshop & Pancake Breakfast Saturday, March 16, 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 or (518) 359-7800 ext. 138.


WELLS—The AARP Driver Safety Program Course will be offered here Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $17 for AARP members / $19 non- members, to be paid the day of the class. It will be held at the Meal Site on Buttermilk Hill Road off State Route 30 right behind Wells United Methodist Church.

This eight-hour classroom refresher is for motorists age 50 and older. Attendees receive a certificate that should give principle operators of a motor vehicle a minimum 10 percent reduction in the base rate of liability and collision insurance premiums for three years.

Contact Alice Megargle (924-2220) before April 20 or Edna Rew (924-4207) any time before the class for additional information or to sign up.



WELLS—The 18th Annual Sportsman’s Dinner at Wells Central School here will be Saturday, March 9. Register between 1 and 2 p.m.; seminars start at 2 p.m. and the Wild Game Dinner at 4:30 p.m.

Seminar topics include Fly Fishing, Big Woods Whitetail Hunting, Archery, Small Game Hunting, Wilderness Survival, Family Emergency Preparedness and more. The main speaker will be Steve Rockey on “Hunting Big Whitetails.”

Admission is free, although donations are encouraged. There will be door prizes of a rifle, sporting prints and more. One must be at least 10 years old to attend. For more call Jim Abbott at (518) 924-2781.

Adirondack Bible Chapel, North Country Bible Fellowship, the Speculator and Lake Pleasant Methodist churches and Wells Wesleyan Church sponsor the event.


ALBANY—The New York State Maple Producers Association’s annual Maple Weekend gives a free, first-hand opportunity to see how maple products are produced, along with the chance to taste and purchase maple products.

There will be two this year, March 16-17 and March 23-24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at participating producers, including McComb’s Oak Hill Farm at 227 Elm Lake Rd. in Speculator ( where they will be boiling sap into syrup (weather permitting) and demonstrating tree tapping.

equipment the results always taste great.

New York State maple syrup has a reputation as one of the highest quality maple syrups in the world. Maple Weekend allows producers to demonstrate the superiority of their product, and invites the public to sugarhouses to try for themselves.



LONG LAKE—The annual Adult / Child Ice Fishing Derby on Long Lake will be March 2 this year. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at Town Hall and fishing at 9 a.m. Weigh-in is at 3 p.m.

Adult-child (under age 15) teams fish Long Lake, Lake Eaton or South Pond for pike, perch and trout and cash prizes. Check out the community ice fishing hole near the bridge. Long Lake Fish & Game Club sponsors this free event. Call (518) 624-2145.



SPECULATOR—Men who want to have some fun are urged to enter the Apple Pie Baking Contest for Men to show off their baking skills, win some prizes and get some bragging rights. Call 548-4411 or stop in at Lake Pleasant Library to enter. Then, on Saturday, March 2, deliver the finished pie to the Lake Pleasant Central School Cafeteria by 1:30 p.m.

Three impartial, expert judges will make their decisions and winners will receive prizes and accolades. Then everyone gets to eat pie. The event is open to the public; admission is free.

The Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library is presenting the event, which is sponsored by Melody Lodge and Charlie Johns Store. The library has cookbooks to loan for men who need some help or inspiration.


WELLS—The Wells United Methodist Church will hold a Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner Saturday, March 2, from 4-6:30 p.m. The menu consists of chicken in gravy on George Chamberlain’s famous biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots, beverage and homemade pies, cakes and cookies. The cost is $ 8.50 for adults, $4 ages 6-12 and free under age 6. Take-outs and gluten-free options are available. The Methodist Church is located near the center of Wells on Route 30.


SPECULATOR—The women’s group of Grace United Methodist Church in Speculator is presenting an old-fashioned ham dinner at the Lake Pleasant Fire Hall Saturday, March 2, from 5 p.m. until all can be served sufficiently. The menu will include baked ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, assorted beverages and ice cream for dessert. These dinners are popular so arrive early before the food is gone.

The cost of the dinner is by donation. All proceeds will be used to support the various local, national and international mission projects supported by Grace United Methodist Women.



BLUE MT. LAKE—Cabin Fever Sunday at the Adirondack Museum here will be on “Cooling Mother Earth: New York’s Footprint in Nature” March 10 starting at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The lecture by Robert Spiegelman is free thanks to the New York Council for the Humanities.


BLUE MT. LAKE—Cabin Fever Sunday at the Adirondack Museum here will be on “Adirondack Hunting Traditions” March 24 starting at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The lecture by Dan Ladd is free to museum members and students; $5 non-members.



NEWCOMB—Due to the popularity of open house ski weekends at Great Camp Santanoni another will be offered 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.



BLUE MT. LAKE—The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will hold casting meetings for “Honk,” “Spitfire Grill” and its 2013 Adirondack Lakes Summer Theater Festival during March.

“Honk” promises to be another life-affirming production. There are roles for all ages. Rehearsals will be twice a week from March 15 through April 7 and daily from April 8 until the performances April 13 and 14.

Rehearsals for “Spitfire Grill” will begin May 12 with performances running from June 7 to June 15. This production has roles for adults and teens.

This year’s Summer Theater Festival will be the musical “Shrek,” a Beatles-themed “Cabaret” and “Mama Mia.” Rehearsals begin July 1 with performances running through mid-August. There are roles for all ages.

Casting meetings will be March 1 at 5 p.m. at Long Lake Town Hall, March 2 at 3 p.m. at Indian Lake Theater and March 3 at 3 p.m. in Blue Mt. Lake. For more visit or call (518) 352-7715.


WELLS—The Wells Central School Drama Club will be putting on the play “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” a serious staged version of the Dracula story written by Doug Goheen, in the Wells Central School gymnasium Friday, March 8, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and can be purchased at the door.



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 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.

Juror of Selection Mel Stabin is an international teacher, author and award-winning watercolorist. Juror of Awards Jim McFarlane is a nationally and internationally recognized watercolorist and teacher and current president of the American Watercolor Society.

View is a multi-arts center located at 3273 State Rt. 28 in Old Forge. To learn more about View programming and upcoming exhibitions visit or call (315) 369-6411.



NORTHVILLE—Sacandaga Valley Arts Network has arranged for Wendy Hotaling to give a workshop on Fresh Floral Spring Arrangement Wednesday, March 20, from 6-8 p.m. at North Country Florist, 957 St Hwy 30.

What better way to welcome the first day of spring and the growing season than to design a beautiful, colorful burst of spring to take home and enjoy.

Tuition is $50 / $45 SVAN members. Call (518) 863-4374 or register online at