BOREAL BIRDING FESTIVAL
LAKE PLEASANT--Hamilton County's 9th Annual Boreal Birding Festival will be June 7-9, featuring renowned birder Bruce Beehler. This three-day event features bird-watching hikes, canoe trips, walks, safaris, outings and seminars throughout the county. All field trips are free, but registration is required for each outdoor event. The schedule of events will be on www.adirondackbirds.com.
KIDS' FISHING DERBY
LONG LAKE--The Long Lake Fish & Game Club will hold a Youth Fishing Contest for ages 16 and under Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jennings Park Pond on Rt. 30 here. The pond is stocked with trout in the early spring. Prizes are awarded and a life-long Adirondack hobby is born. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call Bruce Jennings at (518) 624-2145.
LEARN CPR IN 10 MINUTES
SPECULATOR--Have 10 minutes next Wednesday night to learn CPR? Speculator Volunteer Ambulance Corps invites anyone ages 10 and up to join them at Lake Pleasant Central School on Elm Lake Road here Wednesday, May 22, at any time between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. to learn hands-only CPR in 10 minutes.
Bring the younger kids and their teddy bears, too. While the adults learn CPR, Rescue Rabbit and his helpers will be there to entertain the children with a "Teddy Bear Clinic." For more information call the ambulance corps office at 548-5911. There is no charge for this training.
OPEN HOUSE PLANNED
WELLS--The Virginia Hosley Free Library on Route 30 here will hold an open house Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to noon 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.
WALK AGAINST CANCER
SPECULATOR--A Susan G. Komen for the Cure 5K Run / Walk will be held Saturday, June 1, starting from Lake Pleasant Central School on Elm Lake Road here. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. Registration received before June 1 is $15 each; it is $20 the day of the event. Go to www.lpschool.com/5k. All proceeds go to Susan G. Komen For the Cure Northeastern New York.
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.
KYAC TO BENEFIT
OLD FORGE--North Woods Inn and Central Adirondack Kiwanis will host a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Kommunity Youth and Activity Center here Friday, May 17. The event will begin at 5 p.m. at North Woods Inn Tavern on State Route 28 north of Old Forge. The menu will include salad, spaghetti, meatballs, roll and soft drink. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children under age 8.
There will be a bake sale of desserts and Mike Notley will conduct karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight. Guest bartenders Doc and Judy Foley, Peter Shannon and Bill Ransom will donate their tips to KYAC.
Greg and Marie Ponsot at North Woods Inn, who are donating the food and labor for this meal, look forward to a big turnout. Reservations are suggested by phoning the inn at 369-6777.
COME FOR A PICNIC
LAKE PLEASANT--Come to the first picnic of the season at the Lake Pleasant Methodist Church Saturday, May 18, from 5-7:30 p.m. and celebrate the arrival of spring weather. Homemade food, hot dogs, hamburgers and a lot more will be available. Donations will be used for local 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.
VOTE, PLAY, EAT
SPECULATOR--Come to Lake Pleasant Central School Tuesday, May 21, to vote on the school budget in the Pre-K Room. Those who come between 4-6:30 p.m. can stop by the cafeteria to join in a game of Bingo (with prizes) while enjoying a hot dog ($1.50), a root beer float ($1.50), popcorn ($1) or The Meal Deal (all of the above for $3).
All proceeds benefit the Lake Pleasant Education Foundation, which sponsors programs for the children of LPCS.
LAKE PLEASANT--Twigs Treasures House opens for the season Memorial Day Weekend. Come in and browse two floors of constantly changing arrays of antiques and slightly used furniture, household goods, toys, linens and more.
Twigs Treasures House is on Page Street near the intersection with State Route 8, across from Lake Pleasant Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Memorial Day Weekend May 24-27; Wednesdays through Saturdays through June; Tuesdays through Saturdays during July and August; Fridays and Saturdays during September (plus Sunday, Sept. 15, until noon for the Town-Wide Garage Sale); and Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5, and Columbus Day Weekend Oct. 11-13 and Oct. 14 to noon.
To donate items call Letty Rudes at 548-7077) Lore Frisk at 548-4668 or Susan Thielking at 548-6318.
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.
ARMS FAIR IS SLATED
LAKE GEORGE--New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates will host an Arms Fair & Sportsman's Expo at the Lake George Forum May 18 and 19. The forum is at 2200 State Route 9.
Firearms buffs, sportsmen and collectors will buy, sell and trade historical firearms, Americana, military collectibles, reference books, knives and accessories.
The doors open to the public Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission is $8 daily ($7 for those over age 60); children under age 14 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
HONOR THE FALLEN
WELLS--"It is easy to take our freedoms and liberties for granted...the very things that deserve our gratitude the most." --(author unknown)
Townspeople here will honor the fallen heroes who fought to protect American freedom with a brief service at Wells Community Hall on Rt. 30 Saturday, May 25, starting at 9 a.m. There will be a brief address, a Memorial Day wreath will be laid and Wells Central School Band members will play. Everyone is welcome to attend.
LONG LAKE--Memorial Day in the Town of Long Lake will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, with a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Long Lake Bridge.
At noon Long Lake American Legion Post 650, the Long Lake Central School Band and the Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department will march from Long Lake Town Hall down Main Street to the cemetery.
The Raquette Lake Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. at Raquette Lake Library, followed by coffee and doughnuts. Call (518) 624-3077.
HAM. CO. REMEMBERS
LONG LAKE--The Hamilton County Memorial Day Parade will be held in Long Lake this year. It will leave Mt. Sabattis on Rt. 30 at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 27.
Everyone is welcome to enter a float in the float contest for cash prizes. Decorate a float for a chance to win money for a club, organization or charity. All float participants should arrive and line up on Owl's Head Lane (Sagamore Road) prior to the 1:30 p.m. departure time.
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. General admission is $10. (518) 352-7715.
GO TO QUILT CAMP
LONG LAKE--Adirondack Quilt Camp will be June 23-26 at Long Lake Central School, sponsored by the Town of Long Lake and Log Cabin Fabrics.
Classes will run from 1-4 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Ten award-winning quilt instructors will give 20 classes and workshops. There will also be lectures, evening programs and special children's classes.
Beginners to experienced quilters and all ages are welcome. Call (518) 624-3077 or check out www.adirondackquiltcamp.com for information on classes and teacher biographies.
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