Coming Attractions - 04/03/2013

BIRDING

TO ARBUTUS LAKE

NEWCOMB—Charlotte Demers will lead a two-mile birding excursion around the shore of Arbutus Lake in the Huntington Wildlife Forest here Saturday, April 6, starting at 10 a.m. Meet at the Adirondack Interpretative Center at 5922 State Route 28N. To register email Demers at cdemers@frontiernet.net.

This flat trail goes through mostly softwood and mixed wood forest. There is the possibility that red- and white-winged crossbills will be in the softwoods along the trail. Plan for three hours of hiking or snowshoeing depending on conditions.

CHILDREN/TEENS

HOP TO THE EGG HUNT

INLET—The Inlet Youth Commission will hold an egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Arrowhead Park. The hunt is for children up to age 12 (or sixth grade). Bring a bag or basket, collect the allotted number of plastic eggs and turn them in for treats. Special golden eggs will hatch into special prizes.

Each child will receive a bag of treats, then all the children’s names will be thrown into a basket and one boy and one girl from each age group will be drawn for additional special prizes. The later date is an attempt to make sure all the children have returned from spring break vacation.

For more information contact Mary Marleau at (315) 357-6121 or Inlet Information Office at (315) 357-5501.

CLASSES

SPRING PAINTING CLASS

EDINBURG—Constance Dodge of Dodge House Lakeside Gallery will hold a Spring Painting Class I - Acrylics / Oils Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25 and May 2 and 9 from 6-9 p.m. at Edinburg Community Center, 47 Military Rd. here. Call (518) 863-2201 to sign up.

This class is suited for beginners as well as those with some level of experience. Students will explore the versatility of acrylic paint, which can be manipulated to look like oil or to appear like the washes of watercolor. Those students with a foundation in oils, and who have those supplies, are welcome to use that medium in class.

Tuition is $70 each, $65 for members of Sacandaga Valley Arts Network. Call Dodge for a supplies list.

ARTS EVENT BUDGETING

BLUE MT. LAKE - Learn the ins and outs of successful arts events budgeting, with an emphasis on diversifying revenues, accounting for operational costs, and successfully leveraging in-kind contributions April 11 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here.

Budgeting A Decentralization Event will run from 6-7 p.m. (the original time was 5-6 p.m.) The class is free, but pre-registration is requested.

For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.

ON DEFENSIVE DRIVING

LONG LAKE—A Defensive Driving Class through the National Safety Council will be held Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Long Lake Town Hall. The discounted cost for the class is $30 per student if prepaid and $35 at the door. By completing the course the student will receive a 10 percent discount on auto insurance and a four-point reduction from their driving record. Space is limited. Call (518) 624-3077 to reserve a seat.

DRIVER SAFETY CLASS

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.

EVENTS

TRICKY TRAY TIME

WELLS—Wells Emergency Services will host a Tricky Tray Saturday, April 27, at Wells Community Hall on Rt. 30. It starts at 6:30 p.m. with the drawings for the trays starting at 7:30 p.m. One must be present to win. Admission is $2 each, which includes 10 tickets; additional tickets may be purchased at the door.

Refreshments will be sold. To donate an item to benefit Wells Emergency Services contact Julie Stuart at 924-2141 or Sharon Grisenthwaite at 924-2269.

FOOD

CHICKEN AND GRAVY

WELLS—Wells United Methodist Church will hold a Welcome Back to Spring Dinner Saturday, April 6, from 4-6:30 p.m. The menu consists of chicken in gravy on biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots, beverage and homemade pies, cakes and cookies.

The cost is $8.50 for adults, $4 for ages 6 to 12 and free for under age 6. Take-outs and gluten-free options will be available. The Methodist Church is near the center of Wells, on Route 30.

LECTURES/TALKS

WWII PILOT TO SPEAK

INDIAN LAKE—Learn a bit of history from someone who has lived it at a free talk by a World War II B-17 pilot and prisoner of war at American Legion Post 1392 on Main St. here Saturday, April 6, starting at 1:30 p.m. Earl Morrow will talk about his experiences flying a B-17 in the 8th Air Force during the war. On his 17th mission he was shot down and taken as a prisoner of war.

After the war Morrow copiloted a DC-3 for country singer Roy Acuff until American Airlines hired him. With American he flew many different types of propeller-driven aircraft and proceeded to jets.

Morrow has talked to many groups, says giving these talks is therapeutic for him. He will gladly answer questions. Everyone is invited.

A 19TH CENTURY JOURNEY

BLUE MT. LAKE—Join the Adirondack Museum and Mary Jeanne Bialas for a free Cabin Fever Sunday program, “Trunks and Travel: a 19th Century Journey,” Sunday, April 7, at 1:30 p.m. in the museum auditorium. This special Speaker in the Humanities event is sponsored by the Council on the Humanities.

The audience is part of the program in this presentation, which brings to life the customs, sights and sounds of travel in late-19th-century New York state. Rather than being told that life was different back then, the audience experiences it firsthand by unpacking trunks and other luggage and comparing the perceived needs and standards of the Victorian era to today’s travel customs.

For additional information call (518) 352-7311, ext. 128 or visit www.adkmuseum.org.

MUSIC

THE PARNAS/ADRAGNA TRIO

NORTH CREEK—Tannery Pond Community Center at 228 Main Street here presents Parnas / Adragna Trio performing the music of Bolcom, Cassado, Martinu and Ravel Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 / adult and $5 / student. They may be purchased at the Town of Johnsburg Library. For reservations call TPCC at (518) 251-2505.

Violinist Madalyn Parnas has earned three rave reviews in the New York Times endorsing her solo and chamber performances. Cellist Cicely Parnas made her Carnegie Hall debut as guest soloist with the New York String Orchestra, earning a rave review from the New York Times for her “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen imagination.” Vincent Adragna continuously performs at many important concerts and festivals in France and Western Europe.

PERFORMING ARTS

‘MILLIE’ THE MUSICAL

SPECULATOR—The Lake Pleasant Central School Drama Club is putting on the musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie jr.,” April 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. at the school. Admission is a $4 donation with children age 5 and under admitted free.

“Millie” is a zany romp that will have everyone dancing the Charleston. Taking place in New York City in 1922, the musical tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz, a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever.

It is filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences love to hate.

LIVING-ABLE SERIES

LONG LAKE—The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Living-Able program returns April 13-14 with the musical “Honk.” “Honk.” is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling,” with a musical score everyone will enjoy. This production stars performers from all over the region and features students from Long Lake Central School and adults with disabilities from Sunmount DDSO.

See “Honk.” at the school Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. General admission is $10 each. For more information call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org

SIGN UP FOR THEATRE

BLUE MT. LAKE—Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival subscriptions are now available from the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here.

The Arts Center is excited to be launching the 4th Annual Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival, a one-of-a-kind touring theatre featuring professional actors and local community talent of six productions with 51 performances in 18 towns across the Adirondacks. The package includes:

• tickets to both main stage musicals, “Shrek” and “Songs for a New World;”

• a special Subscribers’ Performance of “Macbeth” at the Eagle Nest hangar July 27 at 7 p.m.; and

• tickets to the site specific musical “Cabaret” at Gore Mountain.

Subscriptions are $100, a $40 savings. There are only 65 left. Call the AC at (518) 352-7715 to reserve a spot.

VISUAL ARTS

STUDENT ART EXHIBIT

BLUE MT. LAKE—Check out the art of talented students of Adirondack schools during the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Student Art Exhibit April 5 to May 4.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Gallery Reception will be held May 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS

NORTHVILLE—Sacandaga Valley Arts Network is looking for artists for its Third Annual Open Studio & Art Sale Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Orendaga & Bellwether Studio at 732 South Main Street here.

Northville will be humming with folks looking for a great day of shopping during the village-wide garage sale weekend, so bring paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, wood, furniture, glass, pottery, basketry, weavings, fine craft in all price ranges.

Set-up begins at 7:30 a.m. This is a great, low-cost opportunity to promote yourself and your artwork, meet other artists, contribute to a good cause, have fun and sell some art. The $15 suggested donation goes toward SVAN’s Art Education program.

For more information contact Michele at info@orendaga.com / 863-8013 or Arlene at arlener@frontiernet.net / 863-8647.

WORKSHOPS

MAKE AN APPLE BASKET

HOPE—Sacandaga Valley Arts Network is sponsoring an Apple Basket (Beginner) workshop Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (bring lunch) by Laura Ginter at BasketThyme Studio, 163 Hope Falls Road. Call (518) 863-4145.

The flat-oval reed basket has a wrapped handle with cane crisscross designs on the handle and around the basket. It can be accented in the color of choice. Tuition is $45 / $40 SVAN members. Supplies are $20.

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