Coming Attractions 08/14/2013


INDIAN LAKE--Come to the heart of the Adirondacks to find amazing rustic and camp furniture, hunting and fishing antiques, boats, taxidermy, antlers and more when the Town of Indian Lake holds its Adirondack Mountains Antiques Show Sept. 18-22. This great offering of diverse 'Adirondack' antiques takes place during Mother Nature's flamboyant fall foliage display. See the Adirondack Mountains in all their majestic, vibrant colors.

Fifty-two vendors are already signed up. Vendor rental spaces are available all over town. Write to Adirondack Mountains Antiques Show, POB 2, Indian Lake NY 12842; or email to,, or



SPECULATOR--The Lake Pleasant Library will hold its summer book sale at the library on Rt. 8 here Aug. 16-17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Aug. 18 from 12-3 p.m. Choose from a wide selection of books and media material. It's always fun.



BLUE MT. LAKE--The Arts Center here has Kids Experience Workshops for ages 7-12 scheduled for Mondays at LP Quinn Cafeteria in Tupper Lake,_Tuesdays at Long Lake Central School (free for Long Lake residents),_Wednesdays at The AC in Blue Mt. Lake, Thursdays at Inlet Youth Commission and Fridays in Tupper Lake.

The morning sessions run from_10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the afternoon sessions from_1-3 p.m. Fees are: individual classes $20/ $10 members; Stay for the Day $25/ $15 members.

In addition, the AC will hold a Children's Week-Long Theater Camp Aug. 12-16. It costs $60 / $50 members. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at


SPECULATOR--Lake Pleasant Library one event still coming up in this summer's children's program. 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.



WOODGATE--The New York State Outdoor Guides Association will sponsor a Wilderness First Aid course Saturday, Sept. 28, at the White Otter Fish & Game Club, 10914 Woodgate Road here. It will start at 8 a.m. and last until approximately 6 p.m., including lunch and two breaks.

The Emergency Care and Safety Institute Education Center developed the class. It is accredited by the Wilderness Medical Society, Emergency Care and Safety Institute and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. It costs $110 each.

Anyone interested in signing up should contact instructors Sheila and Sonny Young at (518) 359-8194 or before Sept. 14.



PISECO--Come to Piseco Community Hall Saturday, Aug. 24, and be dazzled by new, different and unique crafts. Some crafters are set up by 8 a.m., others by 9 a.m. at the latest. All remain up and running until the stroke of 3 p.m.

Desserts and beverages will be available by donation. Drop something into the collection box and support Cats Limited of Hamilton County's voucher program. It is a non-profit group that supports cat spay/neuter within Hamilton County.

Outside, browse woodcrafts, hand-sewn items, hand-cut and painted roofing slates, Adirondack photos and frames, Swarovski crystal jewelry, tie-dyed clothing, fleece, cinnamon roasted nuts and more. Inside, sterling silver jewelry, a caricature artist, landscape photography, plastic canvas, quilts, children's books and board games, jams, jellies, sewn items, tapestry handbags, olive oil soaps, fleece items and more.


INDIAN LAKE--Seeking treasures? Got a sweet tooth? SMILE's annual flea market, bake and craft sale will be Saturday, Aug. 31, on the grounds of St. Mary's RC Church on W. Main St. here from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Dave (648-5170) to make a donation or reserve a craft table. Thanks for helping SMILE raise money to assist neighbors through difficult times.



BOONVILLE--The 66th Annual New York State Woodsmen's Field Days here will be Aug. 16-18 at the fairgrounds here, one of the largest forest industry promotional weekends in the Northeast. The midway will feature tools, timber and technology while the inside exhibits will include wood craftsmen.

Don't miss the 2013 World's Open Championship Lumberjack and Lumberjill contests, loader and skidder contests, free forest industry educational seminars, wrestling contests (new), the auction, horse skidding exhibition, tug of war and greased pole competitions, log truck judging, fireworks and much more.

Parking is free. For all the details and ticket prices go to


RAQUETTE LAKE--A fund-raiser Cocktail Party and Vintage Silent Auction to benefit St. William's on Long Point will be held at the Dillon Property on Duck Bay on Raquette Lake Friday, Aug. 16, from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are available from St. William's on Long Point or its board members. Call (315) 354-4265.


INDIAN LAKE--Come to Byron Park here Saturday, Aug. 17, for the Horseshoe Toss Competition. Two-person teams, double elimination, $20 per team. Cash payout for first, second and third places. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and competition at 10 a.m. For more or to pre-register call (518) 648-5828.


INDIAN LAKE--Summer Irish Road Bowling comes to Indian Lake Saturday, Aug. 24. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Ski Hut on Tower Hill. Four-player teams, $20 per team. For more information or to pre-register call (518) 648-5828.


OLD FORGE--The 13th Annual Central Adirondack Kiwanis, Town of Webb School Key Club and Builders Club Free Car Wash will be Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Calypso's Cove parking lot here (rain date Sunday, Sept. 8).

This event provides funds for the administration and operations of all the many Kiwanis children's activities during the year. Last year over 100 cars were washed.

The car wash is free thanks to sponsors who pledge a specific amount per car washed or a set amount. For example, if one pledges 10 cents per car and 100 cars are washed $10 is due; or a sponsor might pledge $20 no matter how many cars are washed. Contact co-chairmen Bob Teesdale at (315) 369-5425 or Mike Griffin at 369-3881 to become a sponsor.


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.



TUPPER LAKE--The Wild Center here is showing "Flight of the Butterflies" in its Flammer Theater through June 2014. 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.'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.



PISECO--The annual Fly-In / Drive-In Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Speculator Lions Club will be Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8-11 a.m. at Piseco Airport (rain or shine). This year the Lions are adding an additional tent and seating to accommodate the large number of people who have attended in recent years. The cost is $7 per adult and $4 for children under age 11. Come join in on the great food and fun. All proceeds support local community needs and Lions charities.


HOPE--The Hope Volunteer Fire Company, located on Rt. 30 in the Town of Hope, will hold a steak and chicken barbecue Saturday, Aug. 24, from 4-7 p.m. For more information call the Robinsons at 924-2562.


INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department will host a Pig Roast Saturday, Aug. 31, starting at 4 p.m. at the fire hall. Eat in or take out. Come early, as this annual favorite sells out quickly. The outside grill starts at noon with hamburgers, hot dogs, steamed clams and clam chowder.


LONG LAKE--Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department's Labor Day Chicken Barbecue and Fireworks will be Saturday, Aug. 31, from 5-9:30 p.m.


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


WELLS--The Wells United Methodist Church is holding a Back to School Dinner Saturday, Sept. 14, 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 church is near the center of Wells on Route 30.



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 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.



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.



WELLS--The Wells Museum has a new display this year -- a reproduction of the original parlor of the building as 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--Great Camp Sagamore here will hold tours featuring Wood Carver Ron Riley at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14-18. A retired career printer, Riley, of Massena, practices and teaches the long-time North Country tradition of carving wood into various forms. For more call (315) 354-5311.


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.


BLUE MT. LAKE--This summer's American Mountain Men Encampment at The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 28N/30 here will be Aug. 16-17. Join the museum and educational interpreters in period dress as they bring the fur trade to life and showcase a variety of survival skills. For more go to


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.


RAQUETTE LAKE--Every year historic steamboat owners visit and vacation on Raquette Lake, as they will Aug. 18-24 this year. These historic boats grace the waters and travel around, harkening back to days of long ago. While this is not a formal event, the owners are more than happy to visit with curious onlookers at the Raquette Lake Waterfront and talk about the history of these incredible vessels.


BLUE MT.LAKE--The Aug. 19 Monday Evening Lecture at the Adirondack Museum on Rt. 30 here will be "Bewildered: Adirondack 'Great Camps' and the Illusion of Harmony with Wilderness" by Michael Wilson, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Monday Evening Lectures are free for museum members and $5 each for non-members. For more go to


BLUE MT.LAKE--The Aug. 26 Monday Evening Lecture at the Adirondack Museum on Rt. 30 here will be "The State of Adirondack Waters" by Peter Bauer, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Monday Evening Lectures are free for museum members and $5 each for non-members. For more go to


INLET--Inlet Historical Society will present "Historic Inlet Hotels" Wednesday, Aug. 28, starting at 7 p.m., presented by the people who ran them.


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.


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.



TUPPER LAKE--Dr. Chip Taylor, founder and director of Monarch Watch, will be at The Wild Center here for two special programs (reservations are recommended): Friday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m. for the program, "Monarch Butterfly Conservation: The Challenges Ahead," that will cover the dynamics and current conservation issues facing the monarch butterfly. The presentation is free.

Return Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. for a special showing of "Flight of the Butterflies," with an introduction by Taylor of the award-winning film, followed by a monarch tagging workshop. Call (518) 359-7800.



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.


RAQUETTE LAKE--Susan Trump will present Americana in Song Thursday, Aug. 15, starting at 7 p.m. at St. William's on Long Point here. Trump's magic stems from her ability to link the pastoral, tranquil images of traditional rural America to contemporary life. Her songs touch the heart, recall the past and inspire the times ahead. Her sense of humor adds a fresh touch to her performances, combined with her outstanding artistry on the mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo and fretless banjo.

The program is free. Call (315) 354-4265 for reservations (the site is boat access only). The boat leaves the village dock beginning at 5:50 p.m. A Pie Raffle will be held to help defray the costs involved in hosting the entertainment.


NORTH CREEK--The 10th Annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival will be Aug. 16-18 at Ski Bowl Park here. The music runs from 12-9:45 p.m. Friday, 9-10:45 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Mike and Mary Robinson will lead a gospel sing and service Sunday starting at 9 a.m. before bluegrass sets resume.

Food and craft venders will be on site. Three-day tickets are $50 each before Aug. 9 or $60 at the gate. They include camper parking, fresh water and, for an extra fee, pump-out Sunday between noon and 3 p.m. Call for camper parking information.

Daily tickets are available. To purchase advance tickets send a check and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Upper Hudson Festivals, POB 276, North Creek NY 12853. For more, including daily rates and the performers, go to or call (518)-251-3141.


INDIAN LAKE--Bob Stump and the Blue Mountain Band will entertain at Byron Park here Friday, Aug. 16, starting at 7 p.m. Music in Byron Park events are free. Bring a chair. For more call (518) 648-5828.


SPECULATOR--Oak Mountain Ski Center here will host Bluegrass & Arts Saturday, Aug. 17. The festival will feature The Birdseed Bandits, Pocket Change, The Rusty Doves, Remsen Social Club and The Blind Owl Band. Admission is $15 to camp overnight or $10 for a day pass. The gates open at noon and the music starts at 1 p.m. For more go to


INLET--Dan Berggren and Ed Lowman will entertain Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6-8 p.m. as part of the Sunsets by the Lake concert series at Arrowhead Park on Rt. 28 here (rain site Fern Park Pavilion).

Berggren has been collecting, writing and singing folk music of the Adirondacks for the past 30 years. Growing up in the mountains on land farmed by his mother's family, he has worked in the woods on a forest ranger's crew and a survey crew. Hearing stories and songs from local friends and neighbors, Berggren developed a style that captures the spirit of the mountains.

Sleeping Giant Records has released 12 albums featuring Berggren's music, and his music has been featured nationally on public radio and television.


LONG LAKE--The Calvary United Methodist Church here will sponsor a hymn sing at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion on Rt. 30 during the regular worship hour of 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. Judy Garrison will be the organist, playing on a portable keyboard. Everyone is welcome and invited to bring hymn suggestions. The service will be followed by a potluck picnic. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to pass. Sandwich fixings and beverages will be provided. For more information call (518) 624-2056.


RAQUETTE LAKE--St. William's on Long Point here will host Lake Effect Winds, a woodwind quintet from Syracuse, Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. The quintet enjoys finding and performing unique arrangements and original compositions of both serious and light-hearted nature for trio, quartet and quintet. Featured instruments include flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon.

This performance will consist of music from around the world that is as much fun to listen to as it is to play. Call (315) 354-4265 for reservations (the site is boat access only). The boat leaves the village dock beginning at 5:50 p.m. A Pie Raffle will be held to help defray the costs involved in hosting the entertainment.


LONG LAKE--Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble and the Four Winds Recorder Consort will present a program of renaissance music, "Madrigals, Motets, and Merriment," at the United Methodist Church on Rt. 30 here at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, part of the Long Lake Friend of Music Series.

NAVE, directed by Andrew Benware, is a select chamber choir of professional and experienced amateur singers. The Four Winds ensemble brings together four recorder players. The program features the ensembles both separately and together. A reception to meet the artists will follow.

Benware is director of choral activities at Saranac Lake High School. He also lectures in Music Education at the Ithaca College School of Music, where he teaches summer graduate courses. Donations are appreciated to further fund the concert series. Email or call (518) 624-2056 for more.


WELLS--The Nightmare River Band will play Saturday, Aug. 24, starting at 6 p.m. at the Wells Pavilion behind Wells Community Hall on Rt. 30, part of this summer's Music on the Green series. The well-established band is known for its alternative folk and country music and has won battles of the bands contests. Refreshments will be sold.


INLET--Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman will perform in the Sunsets by the Lake concert series at Arrowhead Park on Rt. 28 here (rain site Fern Park Pavilion) Saturday, Aug. 24, from 6-8 p.m. Years of leading their all-original, dance-driven group imbued this duo with the power to sound like a full band, whether it's pulsing funk or haunting ballad. Electrifying, unique and always uplifting, these improvisational performers possess "the fearlessness of a high wire act working without a net."


LONG LAKE--The 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry Band will play Saturday, Aug. 24, starting at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion here. The concert is free. Call (518) 624-3077 for more information.

The band is based at Fort Drum and is commanded by Warrant Officer Daniel P. Wood. Since 9/11, the band has provided musical and operational support while deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation KFOR, Pakistan in response to the earthquake that rocked the area in 2005, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and three times to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. These professional soldier-musicians are ready to deploy anywhere in the world.


RAQUETTE LAKE--Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers will play Thursday, Aug. 29, starting at 7 p.m. at the Raquette Lake school on Rt. 28 here for free will offerings. The doors open at 6:15 p.m. and there will be a pie raffle.

One of the most versatile zydeco bands in the country, their music appeals to people of all ages and musical tastes. They work hard to involve the audiences by having extra scratch boards for "guest" appearances with the band. Zydeco music is infectious and this band wants to help that continue. Feet tapping, hand clapping and dancing are all a part of the fun.


LONG LAKE--Herb Chatzky will play classical piano and organ pieces Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Long Lake Methodist Church on Rt. 30 here, part of the Long Lake Friend of Music Series. Email for more.


INDIAN LAKE--The 10th Mountain Division Band will play at Byron Park here Friday, Aug. 30, starting at 7 p.m. Music in Byron Park events are free. For more information call (518) 648-5828.



WOODGATE--A Sportsman Education Course will be held at the White Otter Fish & Game Club here Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a home study course. Homework must be completed before Aug. 24 and brought to the class. Only those bringing it will be allowed in.

Advance registration is required. Register in person at the Woodgate Free Library at 11051 Woodgate Drive before Aug. 21. It is open Mondays 3-8 p.m., Wednesdays 2-6 p.m. and Thursdays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Applicants will receive their manuals and study assignments at registration. They will be expected to have read the entire manual and completed all chapter exercises prior to the class. For more contact Dan Gilmore at (315) 392-4641 or or e mail Howard LaFave at



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


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 or or call (315) 354-5311, ext. 21.



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



SPECULATOR--Local artist John Jazeboski is being showcased with an exhibit at the Lake Pleasant Library through August. Jazeboski paints landscapes in oils. He also makes custom frames. Stop in and enjoy this local talent. Jazeboski lives in Piseco.


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.


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.



BLUE MT. LAKE--Craftsman Caleb Davis will hold Traditional Paddle Making workshops Aug. 15, 22 and 29 at The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 28N/30 here. Participants will use hand-tools to make their own cherry paddles. This is an all-day, physically demanding workshop. Fees are_$125 each for a single blade paddle; $135 for a double bladed paddle. Pre-registration is required at


BLUE MT. LAKE--Two Quilting: Paper Piercing workshops will be held at The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 28N/30 here, Aug. 17 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This program will take the mystery out of paper piecing.

Students will make a small wall hanging encompassing many of the intricacies of the technique. Over the past 20 years instructor Linda Jones-Bennett has become a respected quilt maker and quilt-making instructor throughout eastern New York state. The fee is $50 each; register at


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.


BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 28N/30 here will host a Rustic Slab Bench / Table Family Workshop Thursday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Build a rustic slab bench / table with a softwood slab and hardwood legs. Instructor Bruce Wight provides all materials.

Power tools will be used (adults only), but no woodworking experience is needed. Participants may bring their own tools but they are not required. This workshop is suitable for children age 12 and above, accompanied by an adult family member. For safety, there must be an adult present for each child. The fee is $100 each; pre-registration is required at

* 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.

The deadline for Coming Attractions is two weeks before the event. Announcements may not exceed 130 words. E-mail them to