LONG LAKE--Community Connections will start at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 9, with dinner at Long Lake Central School. Workshops begin at 6 p.m.
The event brings school district residents together to share a healthy meal and an evening of workshops and displays. It is free, but donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the meal.
Programming includes Russell Rider's "Big Vegetation for Dummies," Zumba, Reiki, Living with Black Bears, Beyond Computer Basics, Rafting in the Grand Canyon, Ballroom Dancing and much, much more. There will be a coffee and dessert area and an open jam session.
The Long Lake PTSO will provide free childcare for pre-K through third-graders. Activities for fourth-graders and up include a movie. For more information or to RSVP for dinner and register for childcare call (518) 624-2221.
GLENS FALLS--Piccadilly Circus is coming to Glens Falls Civic Center Wednesday, May 22, for two shows, at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
General admission arena seats are priced at $10 for kids under age 12 and $30 for adults. VIP floor seats are priced at $20 / $40. Ticket prices increase the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased through New Era Tickets online at GlensFallsCC.com, over the phone at 1-855-GFCC-TIX (432-2849) or in person at the Glens Falls Civic Center box office.
Piccadilly Circus has everything one would expect to see at a circus. See the 'Cossak warriors' on horseback; motorcycle nitro cowboys in the Globe of Death; camels and zebras performing with ponies; clowns and comedy acts and much, much more. It is 90 minutes of excitement and fun.
OPEN HOUSE PLANNED
WELLS--The Virginia Hosley Free Library on Route 30 here will hold an open house Saturday, May 25, to celebrate its 15th birthday. There will be live entertainment featuring the Arrows of the Word under the direction of Steve Page. Cupcakes, punch and other goodies will be provided.
Library hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information call Alice at 924-2220 or Edna at 924-4207.
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.
FISHING DERBY SET
RAQUETTE LAKE--The Seventh Annual Lamphear Memorial Fishing Derby will be May 17 and 18. Register at the Raquette Lake Tap Room and fish from 5 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday. Cash prizes will be awarded in four divisions: bullhead, brook trout, lake trout and fish. Call (315) 354-4581 for more information.
WINE PAIRING DINNER
SPECULATOR--Speculator Lions Club will host a Wine Pairing Dinner at Melody Lodge Thursday, May 16, starting at 6 p.m. with meet and greet. The dinner begins at 7 p.m.
Appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert will each be paired with a wine. Tickets are $70 each and must be purchased in advance at the chamber of commerce (548-4521) or Melody Lodge (548-6562) by cash or check only.
All money raised by Speculator Lions Club is used for local community events and needs.
MERRY BRUNCH OF MAY
BLUE MT. LAKE--Join the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts for its Third Annual "Merry Brunch of May' celebration at The Hedges here Sunday, May 19, starting at noon.
The brunch benefits the AC's Living Able Program for adults with developmental disabilities and its Arts from the Start program, providing arts programs for children. Come support these vital programs while enjoying great company, beautiful flowers and excellent food under the spring May Pole. The fee is $20 / adult and $12 / child. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715.
TURN FOOD INTO MONEY
WELLS--The Wells Teachers Association will hold its Third Annual Scholarship Barbecue Tuesday, May 21, from 4-6:15 p.m. at the school. The Wells Central School Spring Concert will follow the barbecue. Donations are accepted but not required.
IT'S YARD SALE TIME
INDIAN LAKE--The spring TownWide Yard Sale here will run May 24-26 this year, part of the Great Adirondack Garage Sale from Long Lake to Indian Lake, Inlet and Old Forge along state routes 28, 28N and 30.
The Charity Yard Sale, which is part of this event, will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 24 and 25 at the Indian Lake Fire Hall on E. Main Street, with the bag sale Saturday from 12-4 p.m. The Charity Yard Sale benefits local charities.
NEW MEMBERS SOUGHT
LAKE PLEASANT--The Ladies Tuesday Morning Golf League at Lake Pleasant Golf Course on Rt. 8 here is seeking new members. Tee time is 9 a.m. Tuesdays during July and August.
Members of all abilities are welcome, and one does not need to be a member of Lake Pleasant Golf. Golf league members pay when they play. There are reduced green fees for league players.
A league meeting will be held Tuesday, June 25, at 8:30 a.m. at the golf course. Those who wish to play after the meeting should be ready to golf.
Ladies Tuesday Morning Golf League dues of $40 each cover prizes and the annual banquet at the end of the season. Call Jan at 548-8533 or Dee at 548-3294 after June 1 to reserve a spot.
GREAT AMERICAN SONGS
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents its annual Memorial Day celebration, "The Great American Songbook," in concert at three Adirondack Park locations: Friday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Rt. 30, Long Lake; Sunday, May 26, at 2 p.m. at View, 3273 Rt. 28, Old Forge; and Sunday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Indian Lake Theater, 13 W. Main St., Indian Lake.
The "Great American Songbook," sometimes referred to as "American Standards," is a uniquely American collection of popular music from Broadway and Hollywood musicals prevalent from the 1920s to 1960s. Composers include George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and Richard Rodgers. General admission is $10. (518) 352-7715.
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 Never Land, a magical place of vivid dangers and unsettling beauty. 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.
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. 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.
SEE THE PASTEL EXHIBITION
OLD FORGE--The 9th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition at View on Rt. 28 here runs 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.
FOR TEACHERS ONLY
BLUE MT. LAKE--Teachers can explore ideas on how to integrate arts into a curriculum or how to pitch schools on the value of an arts program when the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here presents "Arts In Education: Ideas for Collaboration" Wednesday, May 15, from 5-6 p.m.
The session will include brainstorming and program development techniques to create the perfect program for an arts education grant application. Pre-registration is requested. Call (518) 352-7715.
SPRING PAINTING II
EDINBURG--Constance Dodge of Dodge House Lakeside Gallery will hold a Spring Painting II - Acrylics / Oils workshop Thursdays, May 16, 23 and 30 and June 6, 13 and 20, from 6-9 p.m. at Edinburg Community Center, 47 Military Road here for ages 16 and up.
This class is suited for beginners as well as those with some level of experience. Tuition is $70 for Sacandaga Valley Arts Network members and $65 others. Contact Dodge for a supplies list prior to the first class at (518) 863-2201.
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