UTICA--The Catskill Puppet Theatre returns to the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute For Kids and Families series at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Museum of Art Auditorium with their charming version of the story of Hiawatha.
Full sets, exquisitely crafted puppets and Native American flute and drum bring to life the tale of Iroquois hero Hiawatha. In this enchanting play he is a curious young boy who disobeys his grandmother to seek a vision, alone, in the forest. There he finds a sacred cave and enters a magical world full of talking animals and fantastic spirits.
A wise Mohawk, The Peacemaker, teaches him a wonderful lesson, and at last Hiawatha discovers the pathway he must follow. Admission is $8 members and $10 others. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.mwpai.org.
HUNTER SAFETY COURSE
LONG LAKE--A Hunter Safety Course will be held here Sept. 26 and 28 at Town Hall. It will run from 6-9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The class is free, but students must be at least age 11. Pre-registration is required; call (518) 624-3077.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before Sept. 14.
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, 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.
The Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce sponsors the festival. For more information call (518) 648-5112 or visit indian-lake.com.
TRY FURRY FRIDAYS
BLUE MT. LAKE - Dogs are invited to enjoy the Adirondack Museum's grounds 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.
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.
THREE NEW EXHIBITS
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts on Rt. 28 here has three new exhibits scheduled for Oct. 3 through Nov. 9: drawings by Alain Martin and paintings by Liza Houston and Rachel Trusty. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. A Gallery Reception will be held Nov. 9, from 5:30-7 p.m.
Martin's drawings are based on the Weegee photograph of the beach at Coney Island and inspired by a cryptic line from a novel by Don DeLillo. Houston, of Glens Falls, is displaying her body of work called "Currents." She uses rivers and movement of water over and around rocks as a visual starting point, then oscillates between representation and abstraction.
Trusty's small experimental paintings, "Loud White Space," explore the power of white, negative space around isolated figures. Call (518) 352-7715.
GARDEN CLUB CELEBRATES
INDIAN LAKE--Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Indian Lake Garden Club with a reception and screening of "Wings of Life" at Indian Lake Theater on Main Street here Thursday, Sept. 26. The reception starts at 6 p.m. with a photo slideshow of local gardens. "Wings of Life" will begin at 7 p.m. This film by Disneynature, narrated by Meryl Streep, presents a stunning celebration of life, showcasing the unsung heroes of the planet, the great pollinators: butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and bats. Admission is $5 adults, children admitted free.
SEE 'KON TIKI'
WELLS--The Virginia Hosley Free Library will sponsor "Kon Tiki" Monday, Sept. 30, at the library. The film is rated PG-13 and begins at 6:30 p.m.
"Kon Tiki" tells the true story of a Norwegian explorer who embarks on a 101-day voyage to prove his theory that South Americans were first to settle the Polynesian Islands. The man's 1947 quest is taken on a simple raft constructed to original pre-Columbian specifications. Accompanying him are a group of men brave enough to tackle the seemingly impossible trip.
Movie run-time is about 96 minutes. Complimentary popcorn and refreshments will be served and there is no cost for admission. Donations are welcome. For more call 924-2220.
COME FOR APPLE DELIGHTS
SPECULATOR--The Speculator Fourth of July Committee will provide a variety of apple-themed desserts Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the pavilion at the ball field here, in conjunction with Apple Fest.
Try a variety of apple desserts, including caramel apples, cakes, crisps, muffins, sundaes, cider and coffee. Apple pies and apple breads will also be available. Enjoy these desserts for a nominal fee and help ensure a great July 4th parade in 2014. All proceeds from the sale of these desserts will be used toward parade expenses.
Support the parade by purchasing one (or more) of these homemade treats. For more information call Adirondacks Speculator Region Chamber of Commerce at 548-4521.
COME ONE, COME ALL
WELLS--Wells Historical Society invites everyone to its annual potluck dinner Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Community Hall at 5 p.m. Along with appetites bring a dish to pass, either a main dish or dessert. Beverages and eating utensils will be provided.
This year's entertainment will be provided by Arrows of the Word, a local musical group which is well known in this area. And as if that weren't enough, WHS will also hold the drawing for the painting by local artist John Collado and have a 50/50 raffle. Come out for a fun-filled evening with friends.
CHICKEN & BISCUITS
WELLS--Wells United Methodist Church is holding a Columbus Day Dinner Saturday, Oct. 12, 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.
Meals are $ 8.50 each for adults, $4 for ages 6-12 and free for those under age 6. Take-outs and gluten-free options are available. The church is located near the center of Wells, on Route 30.
LAKE PLEASANT--Come browse two floors of constantly changing arrays of antiques and slightly used furniture, household goods, toys, linens and more at Twigs Treasure House on Page Street, near the intersection with State Route 8. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays during September; 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.
ERIC PETER PLAYS
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts on Rt. 28 here will host Eric Peter in Concert Oct. 12 starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 / $10 members. Adirondack native Peter will sing both covers and his own originals.
HIKE UP WEST MT.
LONG LAKE--Hike up West Mountain in Raquette Lake with Certified Guide Spencer Morrissey Saturday, Sept. 28. Meet at the Long Lake Town Office Building at 9 a.m.
This 9.6-mile round-trip outing is a slightly challenging full-day hike up a former fire tower peak. This peak even without the tower offers very nice views of the surrounding area. Pre-registration is required; call (518) 624-3077 for more information.
The next hike will be Oct. 5 to Lows Ridge / Hitchins Pond with Certified NYS Wilderness Guide Joan Collins.
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?
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