SEE THE BIRDS
NEWCOMB--Join Northern New York Audubon's Charlotte Demers for a bird walk Saturday, May 4, at Huntington Wildlife Forest here. Email Demers at email@example.com to register.
Meet at 9 a.m. at Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Rt. 28N for a three-mile walk in the privately-owned Huntington Wildlife Forest, along a level dirt road that parallels a marsh at the west end of Rich Lake. The walk continues to a small pond and includes both conifer and hardwood habitats. Plan on two hours of walking.
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.
COMMUNITY PRIDE DAY
LONG LAKE--Community Pride Day in Long Lake and Raquette Lake will be Wednesday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. Come help clean up Long Lake or Raquette Lake just in time for spring. This annual event is sponsored by Central Adirondack Association.
In Long Lake meet at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area and in Raquette Lake meet at the Raquette Lake Tap Room at 9 a.m. to pick up a free volunteers' t-shirt, trash bags and gloves and to sign up for a section of the highway. There will be a free lunch for all volunteers at Long Lake Diner following the cleanup.
INDIAN LAKE--The First Baptist Church of Indian Lake will hold its 28th Annual Missions Conference Sunday, May 5, at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. with an international potluck dinner at 11:30 a.m. The 2013 theme is "Making Manana Today."
Speakers will be Israel and Julie Zalazar, from and returning to northwest Argentina. They have 15 years of missionary experience. Dan and Jill Perkins will share their experiences in Mexico ministering to handicapped people who are traditionally shoved aside by the community.
The community is welcome to attend all the events at no cost. For more information call Pastor Paul Miller at 648-5015.
SOME LIKE IT HOT
INDIAN LAKE--Get ready for the 8th Annual Jalapeno Eating Contest at Marty's Chili Nights, Indian Lake's Cinco de Mayo destination, Sunday, May 5, starting at 5 p.m. The contestant who can eat the most pickled jalapenos within one minute wins in his or her category.
Categories are Youth (age 17 and younger), Men and Women. The winner receives a trophy and gift certificate for dinner at the restaurant. 2012 Men's Champion Bob Spetla is currently serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan but is expected to return to defend his title, which stands at an amazing 22 jalapenos.
Registration is encouraged. Contact the restaurant at 648-5832 or for more information visit chilinights.com or Marty's Chili Nights on Facebook. The restaurant will open at 4:30 p.m. to pre-register and is located on Route 28. Spectators are welcome.
CHICKEN AND GRAVY
WELLS--The Wells United Methodist Church will hold a May Flowers Dinner Saturday, May 4, 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 6-12 and free for under age 6. Take-outs and gluten-free options are available. The Methodist Church is located near the center of Wells, on Route 30.
GIANT GARAGE SALE
BROADALBIN--Sacandaga Bible Conference will hold its third annual giant garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the gymnasium at the camp's Ray Mills Youth Center at 191 Lakeview Road.
Sale items include tools, furniture, clothing, sewing and quilting supplies and household and commercial kitchen goods.
The camp is accepting donations of goods for the sale. All proceeds benefit the ministry, which provides a local, affordable Christian camping experience for children and families and also offers several free community events throughout the year, including a free summer concert series. For more information or to donate items to sell contact Sacandaga Bible Conference at 883-3713.
READY TO ROCK?
INDIAN LAKE--Indian Lake Theater will host Battle of the Bands V Friday, May 3, starting at 7:30 p.m. Come support local bands and decide their fate in this new Adirondack tradition or enter a band to compete for the grand prize in this audience-judged competition. The winning band receives a paid booking for a concert at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts and the entry fees of $20 per band. General admission is $5 each.
SIGN UP FOR THEATRE
BLUE MT. LAKE--Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival subscriptions are available from the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. The touring theatre features professional actors and community talent in 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 Eagle Nest's hangar July 27 at 7 p.m.; and
-- tickets to the site specific musical "Cabaret" at Gore Mountain.
Subscriptions are $100, a $40 savings. Call (518) 352-7715 to reserve a spot.
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 through 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.
FIBER ART ON EXHIBIT
NORTH CREEK--Tannery Pond Community Center's Widlund Gallery presents "Coalescence V: Fiber Art Works" April 27 through May 29, featuring fiber artists Robin Blakney-Carlson, Francelise Dawkins, Joanna Monroe, Kris Gregson-Moss and Charlene Leary. A reception will be held Saturday, May 11, from 5-7 p.m.
A demonstration will be held Thursday, May 16, from 5-7 p.m. during Art Walk, so there will be more to see in other locations throughout downtown North Creek. Various types of fiber will be transformed into visual art using the diverse techniques of the five artists. Specialty areas offered by the artists include felting, weaving, contemporary quilting, fabric collage and mixed media.
The Widlund Gallery, 228 Main Street, is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Call (518) 251-2505.
PASTEL EXHIBITION SLATED
OLD FORGE--The 9th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition will kick off with an opening reception Friday, May 3, from 5-7 p.m. at View on Rt. 28 here and run through June 29. It's a highlight of View's annual calendar, with thousands of visitors a year. The exhibition has attracted some of the nation's foremost pastel artists.
Patricia Tribastone of the Pastel Society of America will lead two events May 4: a Continental Breakfast and Gallery Walkabout and "Drink & Draw," a pastel still life demonstration and wine tasting.
Exhibition admission is $8/$4 members with a $2 discount for groups of 10 or more. Children under age 12 are admitted free.
For a free preview of the exhibitions, large group tour scheduling and more information about View visit www.ViewArts.org, or call (315) 369-6411.
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's 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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 863-8013 or Arlene at email@example.com / 863-8647.
FLOWER POT DECORATING
RAQUETTE LAKE--Get into the mood of spring at a Flower Pot Decorating workshop Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Raquette Lake school. Flower pots and decorations will be provided (for a small fee), but feel free to bring some to use or share and a glue gun if possible. Call Kat at (315) 354-4581 to sign up.
THE DEADLINE FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS IS TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT. Announcements may not exceed 130 words. E-MAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org