ANTIQUES AND RUSTICS
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 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILDERNESS FIRST AID
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 email@example.com before Sept. 14.
CRAFTS & FLEAS
FLEA MARKET COMING
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.
FLEA MARKET & LUNCH
PISECO--Piseco Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its annual Flea Market and Luncheon Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Piseco Community Hall on Old Piseco Road.
Clean out the garage, basement or attic, rent an eight-foot table (or two) for $5 each and make some money selling unwanted items. Sell crafts and introduce hobbies. Twenty-one inside spaces and 43 outside spaces are available. Call Susan Casey at (518) 339-4791 to reserve one.
The Cafe opens at 11:30 a.m. with homemade soup and chili, egg salad sandwiches, hot dogs and more. Luscious desserts will be available, and don't forget the Bake Sale, which opens at 10 a.m. All proceeds benefit Piseco Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance. For more information call Casey or email Sue Swift at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OAK MT. TRAIL RUN
SPECULATOR--The Oak Runner 5K trail run will climb its way up, down and all around Oak Mountain Saturday, Aug. 31, starting at 9 a.m. Be prepared for rugged terrain.
Entry fees are 10K $40 / adult and $20 age 16 and under; 5K $25 per adult and $10 age 16 and under; and one-mile fun run (under age 12) $5.
Proceeds are going to the Hamilton County Youth Board. Compete for cash and other awesome prizes. Food and beer will be available. All participants will receive a t-shirt and other goodies.
Call (518) 548-3606 to register (limited to 100). Lunch (Chicken & Pea Pasta over a White Wine Garlic Sauce, bread and tossed salad) is offered after the run for $8 each; reservations will be accepted up to 48 hours before race day.
CAR WASH IS FREE
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.
RUSTIC FURNITURE FAIR
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 30 here will hold its 26th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair Sept. 14-15, featuring more than 50 rustic makers, artisans and artists. This is an exceptional festival of rustic arts featuring handcrafted furniture, furnishings and Adirondack paintings.
Looking for the perfect piece of furniture for home or camp? Look no further. Renowned craftsman from all over the United States will showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind creations. Exhibitors will be on hand to answer questions about their work or discuss custom made pieces.
An early buying opportunity is available Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8-10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased for $25 online through the Museum Store website.
INLET FALL FESTIVAL
INLET--Inlet Fall Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fern Park on Loomis Road here. Free admission, free shuttle and free entertainment.
Over 70 vendors will sell food, novelties, crafts, furniture, clothing, raffle tickets and much more. There will be children's activities (head for the Kid Zone), jugglers, live music and food. Go to www.InletFallFestival.com.
LONG BOAT REGATTA
LONG LAKE--The Long Boat Regatta here will be Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Town Beach. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the racing starts at 11 a.m. with the North American War Canoe and C-4 Championships and the Adirondack Kayak Championships. Other shorter events for both youth and adults are scheduled. Go to www.MacsCanoe.com.
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.
DON'T MISS THE MOOSE
INDIAN LAKE--The Great Adirondack Moose Festival here will be Sept. 28-29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, family fun sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce. One-of-a-kind Adirondack-themed crafts, self-guided tour of the Moose River Plains, fall foliage whitewater rafting, guided hikes, turkey shoot, Moosterpiece children's games, Adirondack "Art" Moose Hunt, fly fishing casting, beer sampling tent, IL Museum Open House, Moose Calling Contest, Count The Moose Scat Contest, Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehabilitation Center, Blue Mt. Lake cruise and more. Email email@example.com; call (518) 648-5112 or 648-5636.
TAKE A CROP WALK
SPECULATOR--Join fellow community members at the Crop Walk to Stop Hunger Sunday, Oct. 6, at the gazebo at the village ball field on Rt. 30 here. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m.; the walk begins at 2 p.m.
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.
A REAL PIG ROAST
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.
CHICKEN AND FIREWORKS
LONG LAKE--Long Lake's Labor Day Chicken Barbecue and Fireworks will be Saturday, Aug. 31, from 5-9 p.m. at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion on Rt. 30 here. The barbecue starts at 4 p.m.; food will be served until it runs out. Take-outs will be available. Live entertainment by the Fulton Chain Gang. Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake and Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
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 5:30-9:30 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.
CHICKEN AND SHORTCAKE
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Blue Mt. Lake Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Labor Day Weekend Chicken Barbecue Sunday, Sept. 1, from noon to sold-out at the fire hall on Rt. 28. It is $12 /adult and $8 / child. The United Methodist Church will sell strawberry shortcakes for $3 each. Take-outs will be available.
BARBECUE & CLAM BAKE
INLET--The Fifth Annual IVES Barbecue and Clam Bake will be Saturday, Sept. 7, from 3-10 p.m. Enjoy clams, burgers, hot dogs, barbecued chicken, corn, salads, beer, wine, soda and water and more along with entertainment.
Advance sale tickets are barbecue $20, barbecue and two dozen clams $30. Extra clams are $5 a dozen. Tickets at the door for barbecue and clams are $40. The event benefits Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services.
CHICKEN AND BISCUITS
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.
BUY AND SWAP
INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake Garden Club will sponsor a Plant Exchange and Sale at the parking lot at the intersection of routes 28 and 30 in Indian Lake Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring extra plants to exchange or make a purchase. Pot and identify plants.
MUSEUM HAS NEW DISPLAY
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.
HEAR ABOUT THE HOTELS
INLET--Inlet Historical Society will present "Historic Inlet Hotels" Wednesday, Aug. 28, starting at 7 p.m., at Inlet Town Hall, presented by the people who ran them. For more call (315) 357-5501 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOOK WHO'S 40
JOHNSBURG--Johnsburg Historical Society will celebrate its 40th birthday Saturday, Aug. 31, at Tannery Pond Community Center at 228 Main Street in North Creek.
JHS will host an opening reception / birthday party with a new exhibit, "40 Years Celebrating 200 Years," in the Widlund Gallery. The exhibit will remain on display until Sept. 24. Join the fun in the main lobby for the birthday party and exhibit premiere from 5-7 p.m.
This free family event includes make-your-own-sundaes, beverages, activities, games, prizes and music.
The Widlund Gallery 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 or see the website at www.tpcca.org.
HIDDEN HISTORY TOURS
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Museum here will hold Hidden History Tours Friday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its off-site Collections Storage and Study Center (last tour departs at 3:30 p.m.), featuring special curator-led tours of the boat and rustic furniture collection. The Collection Storage and Study Center is on Rt. 30 here. There is a $10 charge._Please note the museum will close early Sept. 13 to prepare for its Rustic Furniture Fair.
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 west end of Fish Mt. Rd. Refreshments will be served. For more call (518) 548-4478.
ZYDECO IS COMING
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.
HERB CHATZKY WILL PLAY
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 email@example.com for more.
CHATZKY ON PIANO*
LONG LAKE--Herb Chatzky will give a recital of classical and modern works, concluding with the famous 30-minute long Liszt Sonata, will be given at the Calvary United Methodist Church here Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Chatzky has received many awards as a pianist and organist, as well as horn player, accompanist and conductor. He has performed at Carnegie Recital Hall, Carl Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center and many other venues.
Chatzky is director of the Newcomb Friends for Music Concerts and has been an active member of the Long Lake Friends of Music and helped to found it in 2004.
A reception to meet the artist will follow the concert. This concert is part of a series presented by the Long Lake Friends of Music. Donations are appreciated. For more call 624-2056.
10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION
INDIAN LAKE--American Legion Parker-Benton Post 1392 and the Town of Indian Lake are proud to announce the 10th Mountain Division Concert Band from Fort Drum will perform a free concert in Byron Park on Rt. 28 Friday, Aug. 30, starting at 7 p.m.
First activated in 1942, this group has brought stirring and entertaining performances to audiences throughout the Northeastern United States, Ontario and Quebec. Military ceremonies, parades, formal public concerts, school assemblies and community festivals are all part of the band's yearly schedule of more than 200 performances.
For more information call (518) 648-5828.
SUNSETS BY THE LAKE
INLET--Cosby Gibson will entertain Saturday, Aug. 31, 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). Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the music and a spectacular sunset.
Gibson lives in upstate New York near the Adirondack Mountains. She writes and sings original acoustic and contemporary folk songs. Her melodies and traditional sound find inspiration from the forest, the countryside and human relationships.
ALEX SMITH TO PLAY
INDIAN LAKE--Fresh off an East Coast tour, Long Lake musician Alex Smith will help close out Indian Lake Theater's 2013 summer season with a live concert Saturday, Aug. 31, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.
"We like nothing more than when our stage is a venue for local talent," said ILT Director Danielle Shaw. "Alex has played at the theater before but we're looking forward to having him back to hear his new locally-inspired music."
Smith, fiddler Jake Brillhart and guitarist and mandolin player Dylan Rice will play songs from his forthcoming album, "Hamilton County," set to be released by Wetpecket Island Records.
Local musicians Chris Shaw and Dan Berggren have praised Smith's singing, songwriting and musical talents. His previous albums include "North Country Sessions" and "Live with Dylan Rice."
MAPLE CITY REDNECKS
INLET--The Maple City Rednecks will perform its eclectic mix of country, bluegrass, rock and old-time gospel music at Inlet Community Church on S. Shore Rd. here starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1. The evening will be sprinkled with a good bit of humor as well.
The six-member group features Town of Webb School graduate Steve Best on rhythm guitar and vocals, his son Andy on lead guitar and vocals, Dan Wells on banjo, Don Thoms on bass and vocals, Donnie Thoms on percussion and comedian Phil Rutherford on percussion and vocals. All are members of Grace Baptist Church in Ogdensburg, "The Maple City."
The band's name, The Maple City Rednecks, is, Best says, "a fairly accurate description." Admission is free. Refreshments will be served following the performance.
AUDITIONS ARE SLATED
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the ARts here will hold auditions for a staged reading of "Beyond Therapy" and its holiday production of "Miracle on 34th Street:" Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Indian Lake Theater; Wednesday, Sept. 4; at Long Lake Town Hall; and Thursday, Sept. 5, at the arts center. Each runs from 6-9 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715.
PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW SET
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here is holding its Diversity: Through Many Lenses Fourth Annual National Juried Photography Show 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 IS ON EXHIBIT
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.
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.
MAKE A CHERRY PADDLE
BLUE MT. LAKE--Craftsman Caleb Davis will hold a Traditional Paddle Making workshop Thursday, Aug. 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 www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.
MAKE A SLAB BENCH/TABLE
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 www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.
MAKE AN ART QUILT
BLUE MT. LAKE--Learn how to make an art quilt during a Quilting: Fiber Art Workshop Saturday, Aug. 31, at The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 28N/30 here from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructor Linda Jones-Bennett is a respected quilt maker and quilt-making instructor throughout eastern New York state. The fee is $50 each; register at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.
* 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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