PENNY AUCTION SET
PISECO--The Piseco Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary's annual Penny Auction will be Saturday, Aug. 3, at Piseco Community Hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the drawings start at 7:45 p.m.
Buy 100 raffle tickets for $1. It is an evening of family fun for adults and children of all ages and a great way to entertain grandchildren. Bill Edwards is the emcee for the evening. The proceeds benefit Piseco Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps.
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, Aug. 3, starting at 9 a.m., sponsored by Northern New York Audubon.
This flat loop goes through mostly softwood and mixed wood forest. A pair of loons have consistently and successfully nested on the lake and it is likely, at this time of the year, that the chicks will be with the adults. Meet at the Adirondack Interpretative Center at 5922 State Route 28N. To register email Demers at email@example.com or call (518) 582-2000.
CALLING ALL BOOK LOVERS
PISECO--The annual Piseco Library Book Sale will begin Saturday, July 27, at 10 a.m. There are a record number of books this year to tickle every reader's fantasy. All proceeds go toward the purchase of new books for the collection. The sale goes from Saturday, July 27, through Friday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. As the sale goes on the prices get lower.
TUNNEY WILL VISIT
SPECULATOR--Jay Tunney, author of "The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and Bernard Shaw," will speak and sign his book at Lake Pleasant Central School on Elm Lake Road here Saturday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. The film, "Tunney-Dempsey Heavyweight Highlights," will be shown.
The book may be purchased at Charlie Johns Store. It features Gene Tunney, the famous 1930s prizefighter, and his friendship with George Bernard Shaw. The description of Tunney's time training at Osborne Point here for his big fights in the 1920s brings local history to life.
Tunney retired from boxing in 1928 as the first undefeated world heavyweight champion in modern history. At the end of that year he met the man who would become a close mentor, friend and father figure for the rest of his life, George Bernard Shaw.
BOOK SALE BEGINS
LONG LAKE--The 2013 Annual Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Public Library begins with the Preview Party Thursday, Aug. 8, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Long Lake Central School gymnasium. A $10 admission fee gives the earliest opportunity to view and purchase an unlimited number of books, CDs and DVDs. Light refreshments and local entertainment. Open to the public, the sale continues Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FOUR PROGRAMS PLANNED
SPECULATOR--Lake Pleasant Library has several events coming up in this summer's children's program.
Monday, July 29, visit the Zoomobile at the Speculator Pavilion on Rt. 30 at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, sing a story and read a song with Nan Hoffman from 10-11 a.m. at the pavilion.
Music With Guitar And Banjo will run from 10-10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at the library on Rt. 8, featuring Thomas Hoover. The Friday, Aug. 16, Turtle Dance is for all children, including those in the autistic spectrum. It starts at 10 a.m. at the pavilion.
BASKETBALL CLINIC SET
SPECULATOR--Lake Pleasant Youth Recreation will hold its first Upstate Elite Basketball Clinic at Lake Pleasant Central School here Aug. 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is for ages 6-12 and costs $25 each.
Participants will learn the fundamentals of basketball from professional basketball player Harley Fuller and Foothills Hoop Club Amateur Athletic Union director Michael Philo, a four-time championship coach. Additional counselors are Indian Lake residents SUNY Potsdam basketball player Carli Reynolds and Wells College player Allie Pine.
The clinic will focus on a variety of skills and techniques. Players will participate in drills, three on three games, games and contests. There will be awards. Bring a bagged lunch and water.
Sign up by July 24 by calling Heather Philo at (518) 548-7571. Visit www.lpschool.com for more details.
CRAFTS & FLEAS
CLUB HOLDS CRAFT FAIR
PISECO--Piseco Women's Club will present its yearly Crafts Fair at Piseco Community Hall Saturday, July 27, from 8/9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Only handmade, self-made items are allowed. There is a good mix of crafts, without too much of any one type. Unique crafts attract attention and are likely to be allowed. Call (518) 548-8732.
LONG LAKE--The Long Lake Paddling Olympics will be Friday, July 26, at the Long Lake Town Beach, sponsored by The Long Lake Association. Try your hand at wild, wet, fun aquatic navigational competitions. Registration is free and starts at 10:30 a.m.
Look for zany races including Bang and Go Back, Standing Paddling, Hand Paddling, Dress-Up Relay, Kayak Races, the Dipper, Back Paddling, Hurry Scurry and many more. All ages are welcome.
The Long Lake Lions Club will serve up a barbeque lunch. (518) 624-3077 or www.mylonglake.com.
FLY-IN AND FUN-FLY
OLD FORGE--The Mountain R/C Modelers of Old Forge will hold its 12th Annual Fly-In and Fun-Fly at the airfield on North Street here Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The highlight of this radio-controlled model event will feature an air show at 1 p.m. The event draws pilots from all over the East. Academy of Model Aeronautics membership is required to fly. The airfield is a 1,000-foot grass facility.
The public is invited to bring a chair and enjoy a day with friends, family and the radio-controlled flying community. Admission is free, and food and drinks will be sold. For more call Walt Throne at (315) 559-8826.
LONG LAKE--RondeauFest will be Saturday, July 27, rain or shine from 2-9 p.m. at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion at 1100 Deerland Rd. off Rt. 30. Join the Town of Long Lake and three bands for an afternoon and evening of great folk, bluegrass and Americana sound. The Blind Owl Band from Saranac Lake will play from 2-4 p.m.; Chasing Blue of Boston, Mass. from 4:30-6 p.m. and Rosco Bandana of Gulfport, Miss. from 6:30-9 p.m.
There will also be a bounce house, kids' games (bring cardboard for sliding down the hill) and vendors, including Smokin' Horseshoes from Tupper Lake serving pulled pork, traditional barbecue, hot dogs and hamburgers. $10, kids age 18 and under free. (518) 624-3077.
Lawn chairs and coolers welcome but no glass bottles. Bring a flashlight to find the parking lot at night.
ICE CREAM AND BLUEGRASS
WELLS--In keeping with traditions of bygone days, there will be an Ice Cream "Sunday" Social and Old Time Bluegrass Gospel Concert at the Historical Wells Baptist Church on Main Street here the Sunday of Old Home Days Weekend, Aug. 4. Enjoy a hot fudge or hot butterscotch sundae on the lawn from 2-4 p.m. followed by an Old Time Blue Grass Gospel Concert at 4 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $3 for the sundae; the concert will be pass-the-hat. Proceeds will help with restoration of the church.
IT'S AN APPLE FEST
SPECULATOR--Apple Fest here will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Speculator Pavilion at the ball field on Rt. 30. The event will be packed with family fun including children's games, food and craft vendors, pumpkin painting and face painting. A barbecue begins at 4 p.m. For more call (518) 548-4478.
FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES
TUPPER LAKE--The Wild Center here is showing "Flight of the Butterflies" in its Flammer Theater through June 2014. AdkAction.org provided a $20,000 gift to sponsor the screening. The film spans thousands of miles and several generations while tracking monarch butterflies to their Mexican winter haven for a truly spectacular sight, hundreds of millions of butterflies.
AdkAction.org's goal is to protect milkweed, the perennial plant essential to monarch reproduction; and to urge planting of late-blooming flowers to feed monarchs as they begin their incredible journey. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs only on milkweed leaves and their caterpillars eat only milkweed.
BASS FISHING DERBY
LONG LAKE--The Fifth Annual Long Lake Bass Fishing Derby here will be Saturday, Aug. 10, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$10 a boat, two-person maximum. Weigh in open to the public at 3 p.m. at the Shamrock Motel. Cash prizes awarded at 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Pre-registration required. For registration info call Bruce Jennings at (518) 624-2145 or write to Long Lake Fish and Game Club, POB 691, Long Lake NY 12847.
SQUARE DANCE AND CLAM BAKE
RAQUETTE LAKE--A Raquette Lake tradition returns Saturday, Aug. 31, when Burke's Marina hosts an evening of square dancing and a clambake from 5:30-9 p.m. Celebrate the end of summer with friends and neighbors at an evening of great food and dancing. $30 adults/ $15 under age 12. For more call the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.
LAKE PLEASANT--Twigs Treasures House is open for the summer. Come 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. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.
GARDENERS ARE NEEDED
SPECULATOR--The Lake Pleasant / Speculator greenhouse on Elm Lake Road needs volunteer gardeners to help grow fresh vegetables for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, which distributes food to anyone in the community who needs it. Call Nancy at Cornell Cooperative Extension at (518) 548-6191 to help out this valuable effort.
MUSEUM HAS NEW DISPLAY
WELLS--The Wells Museum is open for the 2013 season with a new display -- a recreation of the original parlor of the building when it was owned by Mary Hosley and Orra Buyce, who made their home there in 1918. The display includes many of the original furnishings, including the original sofa, as well as games and pottery. The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during July and August.
RAQUETTE LAKE--Join Ted and Jan Werner for a fascinating look at the history of Raquette Lake transportation Wednesday, July 24, starting at 7 p.m. at Raquette Lake Library.
ON FRENCH LOUIE
SPECULATOR--The Historical Society of Lake Pleasant & Speculator will present "French Louie & His Biographer" Friday, Aug. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at Lake Pleasant Central School. Author Roy Reehil will give the presentation and will sell and sign his books. For more call (518) 548-4478.
ON SPECULATOR HISTORY
SPECULATOR--Join a historical walk through Speculator with Town of Lake Pleasant Historian Anne Weaver Saturday, Aug. 10, starting at 10 a.m. using the special historical tour map. Meet at the chamber office in The Lane Emporium at the intersection of state routes 8 and 30 and Elm Lake Rd. For more call (518) 548-4478.
NATIVE AMERICANS AND LP
SPECULATOR--The Historical Society of Lake Pleasant & Speculator will present a program on Native Americans and the Town of Lake Pleasant Saturday, Aug. 10, starting at 7 p.m. at Lake Pleasant Central School.
Special guest speaker Chief Samuel George will talk about the Cayuga Nation and Village of Speculator while Historian Beverly Hoffman will talk about the influence Native Americans had on Lake Pleasant. For more call (518) 548-5325.
ABOUT THE RAILROAD
PISECO - Piseco Lake Historical Society has arranged for an in-depth presentation about the history, construction, operation and future of Adirondack Scenic Railroad. It will be Wednesday, Aug. 14, starting at 7 p.m. at Piseco Community Hall on Old Piseco Rd.
ON PISECO HISTORY
PISECO--Piseco Museum Historian John Simons will give a special tour Saturday, Aug. 17, starting at 10 a.m. at the museum on Old Piseco Rd. It will be followed by a tour of the Silver Lake Tannery site and a visit to the Julia Preston historical marker with Hamilton County Historian Bill Zullo. Meet at the museum. For more call (518) 548-4478.
VISIT THE IL MUSEUM
SPECULATOR--Meet at the Adirondacks Speculator Region Chamber of Commerce office here at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, for a trip to the Indian Lake Museum led by Hamilton County Historian Bill Zullo. The chamber is in The Lane Emporium at the intersection of state routes 8 and 30 and Elm Lake Rd. For more call (518) 548-4478.
FISH MT. CEMETERY TOUR
LAKE PLEASANT--Tour Fish Mountain Cemetery here with The Historical Society of Lake Pleasant & Speculator Saturday, Oct. 26, starting at 7 p.m. Come meet people of the past and learn their stories. Meet at the cemetery at the end of Fish Mt. Rd. Refreshments will be served. For more call (518) 548-4478.
NEW YORK'S MOUNTAINS
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Museum here will present "New York's Mountains: The Catskills and Adirondacks, an Environmental History," Monday, July 29, starting at 7:30 p.m., with David Stadling. Admission is free to members, $5 others. For more go to www.adkmuseum.org.
GOOD FOR HER CONCERT
RAQUETTE LAKE--Good For Her will play in a free contemporary folk concert Thursday, July 25, starting at 7 p.m. at St. William's on Long Point here. Call (315) 354-4265 for boat reservations (site is boat access only).
BILL STAINES IS BACK *
PISECO--Bill Staines, one of America's great troubadours, will return to the Piseco Library Coffeehouse Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. Singing mostly his own songs, Staines has become one of the most popular and durable singers on the folk music scene. He weaves a blend of gentle wit and humor into his performances. His music is a slice of Americana.
SOMERSET WINDS TO PLAY*
LONG LAKE--A classical wind quartet of New York performers will give a concert in at the United Methodist Church here at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25. This will be oboist Elizabeth and clarinetist Les Scott's third concert in the Long Lake Summer Concert Series.
They will be joined by Frank Donaruma, principal horn of the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra and the Queens Symphony; and Atsuko Sato, bassoon, who has been playing "Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway for more than 21 years.
The performance will feature works of Handel, Hovhaness, Mozart, Janacek and others. A reception to meet the artists will follow the concert. Donations are appreciated to further fund the concert series. For more information call (518) 624-2056.
SHRINKING VIOLETS SLATED*
INLET--The Shrinking Violets will perform during Inlet's "Sunsets by the Lake" summer concert series Saturday, July 27, from 7-9 p.m. at Arrowhead Lakefront. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy a spectacular sunset (rain location Fern Park Pavilion).
Playing together as Shrinking Violets since 1993, Darryl and Julia Murdock completed their partnership by marrying in 1997. They have wandered throughout the Northeast, gracing such stages as Night Eagle Café and Coffeehouse in Oxford and Caffe Lena's in Saratoga Springs. They have an instantly recognizable, yet undefinable singer / songwriter style that can best be described as 'jazzy acoustic folk pop.' Both are classically trained and experienced in performing for many types of audiences.
NORTH CREEK--Sundays at Tannery Pond Community Center here officially begin with Polyphony Marimba Sunday, July 28, at 4 p.m. The group's music conveys a deeply personal contemporary sensibility while drawing from the ancient rhythms and melodies of southern Africa. Adults $10; students $5; under age 12 free. (518) 251-2505 / http://www.tpcca.org/.
SING A STORY
INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake Library celebrates "Dig Into Reading" with a family concert at Byron Park Wednesday, July 31, starting at 7 p.m. Sing a story and read a song. Nan Hoffman will entertain the entire family. The concert is free and open to all. For more call (518) 648-5444.
MUSIC FROM INDIA
LONG LAKE--Ustad Shafaat Khan, who plays the sitar, surbahar and tabla, and three other performers will present a concert of classical music from India and Pakistan at the United Methodist Church here starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. A pre-concert buffet dinner of authentic Indian food prepared by Cyber Creek Café will be served at St. Henry's Parish Hall from 5-7 p.m. The price is $13, no reservations required.
Khan has performed at prestigious concert halls, music festivals and universities in India, America, Europe, China, Russia and Japan. He performed with Stevie Wonder at one of the biggest festivals in the United States, and shared a television concert with Ray Charles. Khan was presented with the Professional Excellence Award for an outstanding musician, performer and teacher by the State of Pennsylvania, his home state.
JAMCRACKING GOOD *
PISECO--Back by popular demand, Jamcrackers -- Peggy Lynn, Dan Berggren and Dan Duggan -- will be at the Piseco Library Coffeehouse Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. The musical fun Jamcrackers has on stage is genuine and contagious. The trio presents a diverse blend of blues and folk, ballads and dance tunes. This group has unique arrangements and striking harmonies.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here continues its Adirondack Summer Playhouse with Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park - "Macbeth." This hour-long outdoor adaptation of Shakespeare's classic thriller is set in a 20th-century militaristic society.
Performance times and locations in Hamilton County are: July 27, 2 p.m., subscriber event at Eagle's Nest Hangar on Utowana Lake; July 28, 2 p.m., Arrowhead Park, Inlet (rain site, Fern Park Pavilion) and 7 p.m., Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, Long Lake; July 31, 2 p.m., Raquette Lake (rain site, school); Aug. 1, 7 p.m., Byron Park, Indian Lake; Aug. 3, 7 p.m., Speculator Pavilion; and Aug. 4, 2 p.m., Prospect Point, Blue Mt. Lake (rain site, The AC).
Free admission. For more go to www.adksummerplayhouse.org.
THE BEATLES CABARET
BLUE MT. LAKE--Join the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in a musical exploration of the Beatles. The production will feature both nontraditional arrangements and arrangements that pay homage to quintessential Beatles recordings. General admission tickets are $10.
Performance times and locations are: July 29, 8 p.m., Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake; July 30, 8 p.m., The AC; July 31, 9 p.m., Tony Harper's, Old Forge; Aug. 5, 8 p.m., Wild Center, Tupper Lake; Aug. 10, 8 p.m., Great Arts, Blue Mountain Lake (selections); and Aug. 12, 8 p.m., Bar Vino, North Creek. For more go to www.adksummerplayhouse.org.
PUT ON DANCING SHOES
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here invites readers to "Mamma Mia Film Experience." The classic movie musical comes to life with live performers and full-on audience participation. Join special guest performers as they sing and dance to the music of ABBA in front of the film. Audience participation kits will be sold at the door.
Performances will be Aug. 6, 8 p.m., Long Lake Town Hall; Aug. 7, 8 p.m., Indian Lake Theater; Aug. 9, 9 p.m., State Theater, Tupper Lake; and Aug. 11, 8 p.m., Strand Theater, Old Forge. General admission tickets are $10, plus $5 a participation kit.
SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
BLUE MT. LAKE--Join the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts for "Songs for a New World." Travel from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters. The score runs the gamut of today's popular music.
Performance times and locations are: Aug. 15, 8 p.m., Long Lake Town Hall; Aug. 16, 8 p.m., Tannery Pond, North Creek; Aug. 17, 8 p.m., The AC; Aug. 18, 2 p.m., View, Old Forge; 8 p.m., Indian Lake Theater; and Aug. 19, 8 p.m., Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls.
Tickets are $20 / $15 AC members; children age 12 and under $5. For more go to www.adksummerplayhouse.org.
A WEEKEND OF THEATER
RAQUETTE LAKE--You love theater, your spouse loves history, you both love adventure. What to do...
The Adirondack Summer Playhouse wraps its season Aug. 23-25 with a Grand Finale Weekend featuring four theatrical performances and a two-night stay at Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake.
Enjoy productions of "Cabaret," "Macbeth," "Songs for a New World" and "Shrek" along with hiking, swimming and canoeing--all at the former wilderness estate of the Vanderbilts.
Packages, which include lodging, all meals and all performances, are $339 for adults and $175 for children under age 18. For more information go to www.adksummerplayhouse.org or www.greatcampsagamore.org or call (315) 354-5311, ext. 21.
INDIAN LAKE--The Friends of the Indian Lake Library will sponsor wildlife photographer Gerry Lemmo and his program, "California Here I Come," concerning the flora, fauna, fishing boats, etc. of California Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. in Indian Lake Theater. No admission fee; light refreshments will be served.
PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW SET
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will hold its Diversity: Through Many Lenses Fourth Annual National Juried Photography Show Aug. 22 through Sept. 28. Come see a fantastic variety of photographs from around the nation.
Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Gallery Reception will be held Sept. 28 from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.
ART ON EXHIBIT
SPECULATOR--Local artists Amy Germain and Tom Preston have combined their artistic abilities with an exhibit at the Lake Pleasant Library through July. Germain of Everyday Adirondack Photography has unique views of her subjects and does individual photo sessions. Preston of Chickadee Hill is noted for his wildlife photos. Stop in and enjoy this local talent. Both artists live in Piseco.
THREE NEW EXHIBITS
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will have works by three artists mounted through Aug. 17: "Underwaterlilies" by William Scully, "Untitled" by Ricardo Onascimento and "Midlife Mermaid" by Jane Zweibel. Summer gallery hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 12-4 p.m. Sundays.
Scully's underwater digital photography captures water lilies in a unique underwater perspective. Onascimento mixes craft techniques and electronics to create sculptures exploring different cultures and traditions. Zweibel's sewn, stuffed and painted sculptural objects push and blur the boundaries and conventions of sculpture and painting.
FROM A TO B AND BACK
UTICA--An extensive selection of works by the 20th century's most compelling artist will be spotlighted in the exhibition "The Prints of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again," on view through Sept. 8 in the Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute here.
"The Prints of Andy Warhol" features 63 iconic images, primarily screenprints, created at different points in Warhol's career. The subject matter includes advertising; Campbell's Soup Cans; celebrity portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, Muhammad Ali and Mick Jagger, among others; flowers; camouflage; "Ladies and Gentlemen;" and "The Last Supper." The exhibition also features Warhol's wallpaper with cows and his silver Mylar balloon clouds.
"The Prints of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again" is organized and circulated by The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.
ART AND PHOTO SHOW
LONG LAKE--Long Lake's annual Art and Photo Show is running through July 27 from 1-7 p.m. daily at Town Hall, 1130 Deerland Rd. (518) 624-3077 or www.mylonglake.com
VISIT THE ARTISTS' LAIR
WELLS--John Van Alstine _and Caroline Ramersdorfer will open their studios and sculpture garden at 1293 Rt. 30 here -- the Old Adirondack Lumber Yard -- to visitors Saturday, July 27, from 1-7 p.m.
This "Confluence of Opposites" is an opportunity to see contemporary sculpture in two very different styles: Van Alstine's metal and stone abstractions and Ramersdorfer's geometric white marble confections. The informal reception will include wine and cheese.
Van Alstine _and Caroline Ramersdorfer will be presenting recent large-scale projects and new works both large and small. For more go to www.johnvanalstine.com/OpenStudio2013.
MAKE YOUR OWN PADDLE
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 30 here will host craftsman Caleb Davis and his Traditional Paddle Making Workshop July 25. Participants will use hand tools to make their own cherry paddles. This one-day workshop is physically demanding. Fees are $125 each for a single blade paddle and $135 for a double bladed paddle. Pre-registration is required at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.
GROW SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS
PISECO--Cornell Cooperative Extension of Hamilton County will give a demonstration on Shiitake Mushroom Inoculation Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gazebo behind the Piseco Education Center on Rt. 8 here. Go home with an inoculated log and grow your own shiitake mushrooms. Pre-registration and payment is required by Friday, Aug. 9 The cost is $30 and includes one inoculated log. Call 548-6191.
LEARN TO MAKE CHEESE
PISECO--Cornell Cooperative Extension of Hamilton County will hold a workshop on Cheesemaking Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at Piseco Education Center on Rt. 8 here. The cost of $25 per person includes a cheesemaking kit. Pre-registration and payment is required by Friday, Aug. 16. Call 548-6191.
* This event is possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Decentralization Regrant Program, administered in Hamilton County by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake.
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