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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
TRICKY TRAY SLATED
NORTH CREEK--The Adirondack Tri-County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Auxiliary will hold its annual Tricky Tray Friday, May 3. Ticket sales will begin at 6 p.m. and the drawings will start at 7 p.m. Prizes are donated trays or baskets of goodies, both used and new. In addition, raffle tickets are available on handcrafted rocking animals and a quilted wallhanging. The event will be held at the facility at 112 Ski Bowl Road here. Please support this fund-raiser for the ATCNRC residents.
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. Registration is encouraged. Contact the restaurant at 648-5832.
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.
LONG LAKE--This spring's Community Connections will start at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 9, with dinner at Long Lake Central School. Workshops begin at 6 p.m.
Community Connections brings school district residents together to share a healthy meal and an evening of workshops and displays set up throughout the school. There will be a tie-dye center for kids and a teen center.
The event is free, but donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the meal. The Long Lake PTSO will provide childcare. For more information or to RSVP for dinner and register for childcare call (518) 624-2221.
GALLERY SHOW OPENING
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will open its Members' Show May 9. It will run until June 1. Mixed media artwork by arts center members will be exhibited. Become a member and show your work. A gallery reception will be held June 1 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Gallery Hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.
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.
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. For more information call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.
ROLLING ROOTS REVUE
NORTH CREEK--Enjoy Wepecket Island's Rolling Roots Revue at Tannery Pond Community Center Friday, May 3, from 8-10 p.m. TPCC is at 228 Main Street, North Creek. Admission is $10 adult and $5 students. Those under age 12 are admitted free. Call (518) 251-2505 or go to .www.tpcca.org/
Featuring Don Barry, Sherman Lee Dillon, Maria Fairchild, Alex Smith and "Ragtime" Jack Radcliffe, Rolling Roots Revue plays blues guitar, fiddle tunes, old-time songs, banjos, dulcimers and more.
BERGGREN IN CONCERT
LONG LAKE--Dan Berggren will entertain with a free concert Saturday, May 4, at the Long Lake Town Hall starting at 7 p.m., presented by the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Public Library.
Berggren, a Minerva native, brings his Adirondack stories, songs and tunes of the mountains to the Long Lake Town Hall and celebrates the release of his new album, "Tongues in Trees."
TAKE AN ARTS EXCURSION
SYRACUSE--Take a trip to The Redhouse in Syracuse Saturday, May 11, to see "Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up," departing the Arts Center here at 10 a.m., performance at 2 p.m. and return by 7 p.m.
Peter's sudden arrival into the lives of Wendy, John and Michael is the beginning of a thrilling adventure. Together they embark on a fantastical flight to magical Never Land. There they meet the Lost Boys, a horde of pirates, and the wickedest villain of all time.
This is J.M. Barrie's rarely produced original fantasy, adapted by the Royal Shakespeare Company - the inspiration for all other versions. Admission is $25 each, advanced registration required. For more information call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.
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" 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. 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 & 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. The $15 suggested donation goes toward SVAN's Art Education program. For more information contact Michele at email@example.com / 863-8013 or Arlene at firstname.lastname@example.org / 863-8647.
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