ART FROM THE START
BLUE MT. LAKE - New and exciting workshops for ages 2-4 are planned at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. The fall Arts from the Start workshops run from 10 a.m. to noon and cost $20 / $15 members. Snack and play are included.
Nov. 6 and 7 is Mommy and Me Yoga with Amy Kohanski. Bring a yoga mat if possible. Nov. 13 and 14 is Music with Jason Hall. Sing some favorite children’s songs to foster a love of music in the children.
Children Art Classes
PISECO - Saturday mornings at the Piseco School, there will be a painting class which will use canvas and acrylic paints. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m on Nov. 10, 17, 24 and December 1. The cost is $15 for supplies. The class will be taught by Corinne Hayden who presently teaches art in Well Central School. For an application form stop by or call Piseco School at 548-7555.
Monday Night Art Classes
PISECO—Over the course of 4 weeks, participants will solve techniques such as light, space, color-mixing, focal point and more. We will use an enlarged printed photo of the image we will be painting. The goal is 1 painting but it is possible to produce more if you do a lot while at home. The cost is $50 for the class and $20 for supplies. The class will be held on Mondays at 6 p.m. for 2 or more hours on Nov. 12, 19, 26, and December 3. Call Piseco School to register and/or for more information at 548-7555.
VENDORS ARE WANTED
MAYFIELD—Vendors are wanted for the annual Christmas Faire and Chocolate Festival to be held at the Mayfield United Methodist Church at 19 N. Main St. here Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Sandy at (518) 725-6309.
VENDORS ARE WANTED
LONG LAKE—A call is out to all crafters and vendors who would like to have a booth at the third annual Holiday Craft Fair sponsored by the Friends of the Long Lake Library on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Long Lake Central School. For more information and an application, please contact Jackie Mallery at 518 624 2056.
HARVEST COOKING CLASS
LONG LAKE—Take a Harvest Spice Cooking Class with Chef Susan Rohrey of Flavor Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Long Lake Nutrition Site. The class is limited to 10 students; advance registration is required by calling 624-3825.
MARINES BIRTHDAY BALL
MAYFIELD—The Marine Corps League, Adirondack Attachment, will celebrate the 237th birthday of the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps Saturday, Nov. 10, at Lanzi’s On The Lake here beginning at 6 p.m. with cocktail hour. Live music and dancing will follow dinner.
All active and veteran marines and attached Navy corpsmen and their guests are welcome. Tickets are $40 each. Specify choice of prime rib, grilled salmon, chicken parmigiana or stuffed Portobello mushroom. Make reservations with Joseph Crean at (518) 863-4500 by Nov. 1.
HOLIDAY PIE SALE
LONG LAKE—Fresh, tasty, all homemade pies will be baked by the women of the Methodist Church of Long Lake for a special holiday pie sale Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at Long Lake Town Hall. There will be a variety of flavors as well as the traditional holiday pies.
SEE STODDARD’S WORK
ALBANY— “Seneca Ray Stoddard: Capturing the Adirondacks” is on exhibit in the Crossroads Gallery at the New York State Museum here until Feb. 24, 2013.
Stoddard was one of the first to capture the Adirondacks through photographs. He shared and promoted that vision to a post-Civil War audience that was beginning to have the means to follow in his footsteps.
NORTHVILLE—The First United Methodist Church at 301 S. Main St. here will hold the 65th annual Community Christmas Concert, “The Song of Christmas,” Saturday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m.
“The Song of Christmas” was the first community Christmas concert performed under Helen Russell’s direction, in December 1948. In honor of her 65th concert it will be presented again, still under her direction.
THE WILD CENTER
TUPPER LAKE—The Wild Center at 45 Museum Drive here has Black & White Friday coming up Nov. 23. Normally the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday.
At The Wild Center, it’s Black & White Friday; black and white with Night and Day, two new skunks and just one of the highlights of the day. There will be local crafters, music, fall treats like cider and outdoor activities to get the kids tired out. Admission is just $5 for adults and free for children age 14 and under. For more call (518) 359-7800.
MUSICAL ‘LITTLE WOMEN’
BLUE MT. LAKE—Based on Louisa May Alcott’s family experiences, “Little Women” follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. Now, this narrative has been brought to life as a musical filled with glorious music, dancing and heart.
“Little Women” embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit. A powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope - the sounds of a young America finding its voice.
Performances are scheduled for Nov. 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. at Indian Lake Theater; Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek; Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at Long Lake Town Hall; Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at Newcomb Central School; and Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at View in Old Forge.
Tickets are $15 / $10 ALCA members ($5 ages 12 and under). For more information call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.
SNOWMOBILE CLASS SET
LAKE PLEASANT - Pleasant Riders Snowmobile Club will hold a Snowmobile Safety Course Saturday, Nov. 10, at Lake Pleasant Fire Hall on South Shore Road here from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is for adults as well as children who will be 10 years old by that date. For information and to register call Dick Eliezer (518) 548-3194 or Betsy Bain at 548-5719.
WELLS—The public is invited to attend a brief ceremony commemorating Veteran’s Day Monday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. at Wells Community Hall.
Community volunteers will place a memorial wreath there following a prayer from a local minister and a short speech by Town of Wells Supervisor Brian Towers. The observance is to honor not only those local men and women who have served in the military, but all servicemen who have risked life and limb for their country.
PAINTINGS ON DISPLAY
NORTH CREEK—The Widlund Gallery at Tannery Pond Community Center here is hosting a showing of current paintings by members of Johnsburg Fine Arts until Sunday, Nov. 18.
Polymer clay jewelry and other keepsakes created by Helene O. Goodman are also on display. Goodman’s pieces are beautifully crafted and most are for sale, as are many of the JFA paintings. A few mosaic pieces created in the adult and youth classes will also be displayed.
Call 251-4349 for information about JFA. TPCC is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
THREE NEW SHOWS
BLUE MT. LAKE—The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here has three new gallery shows running from Nov. 9 through Dec. 14. Hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reception will be held Dec. 14 from 5-6 p.m.
“Attitude, Line, Movement” is woodcarvings by James Kries. “I am influenced more with movement and line than with reproducing representational art, so when people see my work they are moved by what they feel rather than what they see,” Kries says.
The exhibition “Creation Myths” marks the 10th anniversary of the Northeast Felters Guild. It celebrates the parallels between the medium of felt making, an age-old process of turning animal wool into fabric and objects through the judicious addition of water and agitation, and the phenomenon of myth.
“Post-idiom” is watercolor and text by Elizabeth Kauffman. “Our sympathy for nature, our desire to be ‘green’ and protect our environment is often provoked by romanticized ideas,” Kauffman says. “The gloss of romanticism is joined with the type of simple language proliferated by text messages and Twitter posts, leaving little room for detailed analysis or complex solutions. Yet healing our disconnection with our eco-system will take more than greenwashing or shallow quick fixes.”
MAKE A SLEIGH BASKET
HOPE—Laura Ginter will hold a Sleigh Basket workshop for advanced beginners Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at her BasketThyme Studio, 163 Hope Falls Road here. Bring lunch.
Just in time for the holidays, this adorable basket has a wooden sleigh bottom with a round and flat reed cradle, finished by a rolled rim.
Tuition is $65 Sacandaga Valley Arts Network members, $70 others. Supplies are $12. Call Ginter at (518) 863-4145 to sign up. For more information visit www.svanarts.org.
BLUE MT. LAKE—Teens and adults can take a Woodcarving Workshop at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spend the weekend on a sculpting journey with James Kries, creating a unique carving of seasoned cherry wood. Participants will need three sharp and honed gouges, numbers 3, 5 and 9-1/4 inch. Each participant should also bring a hand help mirror, a pencil, a mallet and lunch.
The fee is $40 / $35 members. Pre-registration is requested. Call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.