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.
OLD FORGE--The 90 Miler Adirondack Canoe Classic starts Friday, Sept. 6, in Old Forge and continues through Sunday, Sept. 8, ending in Saranac Lake.
The 90-mile race covers the first leg of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The historic "Highway of the Adirondacks" is a continuous route from Old Forge via the Moose River through the Fulton Chain of Lakes to Raquette Lake, then via the Raquette River to Forked Lake, Long Lake and finally via the Stony Creek Ponds and the Indian Carry to Upper Saranac Lake. The route then proceeds via Bartlett's Carry to Middle Saranac Lake and Lower Saranac Lake, ending at the New York State Boat Launch on Lake Flower.
TRY FURRY FRIDAYS
BLUE MT. LAKE - Dogs are invited to enjoy the Adirondack Museum's grounds Sept. 6 and Oct. 4. Bring a furry friend and explore the grounds, take a ride in a vintage rowboat, complete a scavenger hunt and let your dog try out the rustic agility course. A "Going to the Dogs" benefit will be held each Furry Friday to benefit local shelters.
Dogs must be kept on a four-foot leash; owners must clean up after their pets; dogs are allowed on the grounds, in Mark W. Potter Education Center and in Auditorium but not in exhibit buildings or Lake View Café; Doggy Day Care will be available at no charge with the understanding that dogs cannot be left for more than two hours; and poorly behaved or aggressive dogs will be asked to leave.
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). Last year over 100 cars were washed. The car wash is free thanks to sponsors.
SPECULATOR--The Hamilton County Republican Committee will hold its annual Republican Picnic & Meet The Candidates Day Saturday, Sept. 7, from 12-5 p.m. at Oak Mountain Ski Center off Elm Lake Road here.
Enjoy fun, games, music, Bingo, raffles and mini-golf. The chairlift will be open from 1-2 p.m. (included). Nosh on grilled chicken breast, burgers, hot dogs, sausage and peppers, chowder, salads, dessert, soda, iced tea and coffee from 12-5 p.m. A cash bar will offer beer and wine specials.
Tickets before the day of the event are $20 adults and $10 ages 11-18. Tickets at the door will be $25 adults and $15 ages 11-18. Ages 10 and under are admitted free. See any local Republican committeeperson for tickets.
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 through the Museum Store website.
INLET FALL FESTIVAL
INLET--Inlet's 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 S. Shore Road. Free admission, free parking at Arrowhead Park and The Woods Inn, free shuttle and free entertainment.
Over 70 vendors will sell food, novelties, crafts, rustic furniture, clothing, raffle tickets and much more. There will be children's activities (head for the Kid Zone), entertainment, live music and food. Go to www.InletFallFestival.com or call the Inlet Information Office at (315) 357-5501.
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 Fourth Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival here will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with daily family fun.
The festival will include wilderness guided hikes to Sawyer Mountain and Castle Rock, a self-driving tour of the Moose River Plains, Tour de Moose Mountain Bike guided tour, fly-fishing casting demonstrations, Moose Calling Contest, Indian Lake Museum Open House, Adirondack Quilt Show, Blue Mountain Lake Historic Cruise, crafters and vendors in the Big Moose Tent, Turkey Shoot, ADK Wildlife Refuge and Rehab Center and white water rafting.
Moosterpiece Games and Count the moose "scat" contest are among the activities planned for children including Bruce the Moose and Smokey Bear souvenir photos.
For more call (518) 648-5112 or visit indian-lake.com.
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. 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. 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.
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
SPECULATOR--The annual Community-Wide Garage Sale of Speculator, Lake Pleasant, Piseco and Morehouse will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Set up at home or rent space at the Speculator Pavilion for $10 (Saturday only). Garage sale sites will be marked with balloons. For more call the Adirondacks Speculator Region Chamber of Commerce at (518) 548-4521.
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.
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.
FLYING THE BUSH
PISECO--Local pilot Don Leadley will give a talk on "Adirondack Bush Flying Memories" Saturday, Sept. 14, starting at 2 p.m. at the Piseco Education Center on Rt. 8 here. He hopes people will want to learn about Adirondack bush flying.
LOOKING FOR LOVE
BLUE MT. LAKE--"Beyond Therapy: Staged Reading" by Christopher Durang will be performed at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts on Rt. 28 here Sept. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 / $10 members. Call (518) 352-7715.
The actors bring hilarious characters to life in this insane and fast-paced romantic comedy. It is about a bizarre dinner date between Bruce and Prudence; their lunatic therapists; Bruce's jealous, gun-wielding homosexual lover Stuart; Stuart's over-protective mother, and a whole group of odd New York characters. Will Bruce and Prudence find love amid all the craziness?
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 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.
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