RIDE THE BOO BUS
PISECO—The Boo Bus will make its rounds with Piseco trick-or-treaters Saturday, Oct. 26, from 3-5 p.m. If you would like your house as a stop, or if you have a goblin who would like to ride the Boo Bus, call the school at 548-7555. Seats on the Boo Bus are reserved for children who are residents of Piseco Common School District. Sign up soon, as stops and seats are limited. Also, be aware there will be no Halloween Party in Piseco this year.
FESTIVAL AND PARADE
INDIAN LAKE—A Fun Halloween Festival & Parade begins here Thursday, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m. with a Parade and Costume Contest in the school gym, followed from 3:30-5 p.m. by hay wagon rides, a haunted trail and cookie and cupcake decorating at Byron Park, all co-sponsored by Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and the Town of Indian Lake. For more call 648-5828.
DRIVER SAFETY COURSE
LONG LAKE—The Town of Long Lake will host a Driver’s Safety Course Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The fee is $30 pre-registration / $35 walk-ins. Call (518) 624-3077 to pre-register.
ON DEFENSIVE DRIVING
INDIAN LAKE—A Defensive Driving Course will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at Byron Park off Rt. 28 here from 4-10 p.m. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a 10 percent savings on their liability / collision auto insurance premiums. It is also a way to remove up to four points from a driver’s license. To register call John Rathbun at (518) 648-5306.
SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CLASS
LAKE PLEASANT—The Pleasant Riders Snowmobile Club will hold a Snowmobile Safety Course for children age 10 (on or before the date of the class) and up Saturday, Nov. 2, at Lake Pleasant Fire Hall on South Shore Road here. Anyone interested in attending should call Dick Eliezer at 548-3194 or Betsy Bain at 548-5719 to reserve a spot. Class begins at 7:45 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.
A ‘WILD’ HALLOWEEN
TUPPER LAKE—Celebrate Halloween Wild Center style Oct. 26 and 27 at the museum at 45 Museum Drive here. Wear a costume and begin trick-or-treating early.
Meet a live raven and explore the mythology behind this classic Halloween bird in “The Lore of the Raven” Saturday at 1 p.m. Sunday, meet live nocturnal animals and learn why they won’t be scared of the dark this Halloween in “Creatures of the Night” at 1 p.m.
THREE NEW EXHIBITS
BLUE MT. LAKE—The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts on Rt. 28 here has three new exhibits mounted 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.
SEE ‘BILL W.’
INDIAN LAKE - “Bill W.,” a documentary about the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, has been chosen for the third installment of the “Taking Care” film series at Indian Lake Theater here. It will be shown Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.
“Bill W.” tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Interviews, re-creations and rare archival material reveal how Bill Wilson, a hopeless drunk near death from his alcoholism, found a way out of his addiction and forged a path for others to follow.
With Bill as its driving force, A.A. grew from a handful of men to a worldwide fellowship of over two million men and women - a success that made him an alcoholic unable to be a member of the very society he had created.
INDIAN LAKE—Helping Hands Caregivers and Indian Lake Theater will present a public showing of “Young Frankenstein” Sunday, Oct. 27. A reception begins at 2:30 p.m. with the movie starting at 3 p.m. at Indian Lake Theater on Main Street here. Proceeds benefit Helping Hands Caregivers, a private, not-for-profit home health care agency serving Hamilton County residents. Admission is $10. For more information call (518) 648-5713.
AN EVENING OF MISCHIEF
INDIAN LAKE—Join the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts for some spooky laughs, a definite treat for Halloween, Saturday, Nov. 2, at Indian Lake Theater starting at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 / $10 members / $5 under age 12.
Winifred, Sarah and Mary are coming back from the dead to bring the movie “Hocus Pocus” to life. Enjoy the film and real-life witches (in drag) as they lead an evening of games and mischief.
BRING A DISH
BLUE MT. LAKE—Join the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts for a celebration of fall and friends Friday, Oct. 25, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass and enjoy company as the kids paint pumpkins and everyone sings songs around the piano. Bring a non-perishable item for the food pantry and help those that need a hand this holiday season. Call (518) 352-7715 to sign up for a dish. The event is free.
TURKEY DINNER SLATED
MOREHOUSE—This year’s Morehouse Volunteer Fire Department Turkey Dinner will be Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Morehouse Recreation Center off Rt. 8 (on the hill behind the firehouse) from 4:30 p.m. until the food runs out.
Eagerly anticipated each year, the menu is turkey with stuffing and gravy, mashed potatoes, squash and other veggies, cabbage salad, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert and beverages. The prices are the same as last year: $11 adults and $6 children age 10 and under. For more call (315) 826-7509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROAST BEEF DINNER
SPECULATOR—Speculator Lions Club’s annual Roast Beef Fundraiser Dinner will be Friday, Nov. 1, from 5-8 p.m. at The Inn at Speculator for $15 each. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the buffet dinner in support of Lions’ charities.
LINE UP FOR HAM
WELLS—Wells United Methodist Church will hold an Election Day Ham Dinner Tuesday, Nov 5, from 4-6:30 p.m. The menu consists of ham with raisin sauce, mashed potatoes, winter squash and green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, beverage, and homemade pies. The cost is $9 per adult and $4.50 each for ages 6-12; children under age 6 eat free. Take-outs and gluten-free options are available. The church is near the center of Wells on Route 30.
WILD GAME DINNER
MOREHOUSE—The Morehouse Rod & Gun Club will hold its annual Wild Game Dinner Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Recreation Center on Rt. 8 (behind the fire hall) starting at 6 p.m. The public is invited. There will be raffles, an auction and fun for everyone. Bring a dish to pass (does not have to be game). For more call (315) 826-7509 or email email@example.com.
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.
COUNTRY AND BLUEGRASS
OLD FORGE—View will present country bluegrass performers Amy Gallatin and The Stillwaters Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. The four-person band will perform two hours of classic country and bluegrass music at the arts center here.
Their mix of folk, western swing, bluegrass and country is appropriate for all ages. Listen to a toe-tapping blend of heartfelt vocals, soaring harmonies and red-hot picking, traditional yet modern and distinct. Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be sold.
View is a multi-arts center located at 3273 State Route 28. Tickets at $15 / $12 members can be purchased online at www.ViewArts.org or by calling View at (315) 369-6411 ext. 201. The Box Office is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays 12-4 p.m.
BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
SYRACUSE—The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mt. Lake will host an Oct. 19 excursion to The Redhouse here to see “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson” with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, based on the book by Alex Timbers. Tickets are $25 each. Call (518) 352-7715. Depart at 10 a.m. for the 2 p.m. rock and roll musical that tells the story of America’s first political maverick. A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards, all in the name of these United States; who cares if he didn’t have permission?
CLAIRE BLACK WILL PLAY
BLUE MT. LAKE—Enjoy an evening with a talented Adirondack-grown pianist, Claire Black, Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. She will delight with selections of Sergei Rachmaninov and Franz Schubert. Admission is $15 / $10 members.
HIKE AROUND MOSS LAKE
RAQUETTE LAKE—Get together with friends for a 3.2-mile, mostly flat hike around Moss Lake Saturday, Oct. 19. Meet at the trailhead on Big Moose Road, three miles in on the left, at 11 a.m. Bring a lunch or snacks and plenty of water.
SEE THE PHOTOS
LONG LAKE—Come to the Fall Photo Contest Reception at Adirondack Hotel here Friday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. Enjoy a reception with hors d’oeuvres, view the contest entries and hear the announcement of the winners in each category. Entries are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 18. For more information visit www.mylonglake.com.
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