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. 13 and 14 is Music with Jason Hall.
WHAT’S A MOUSE?
SPECULATOR—Aren’t sure what a mouse has to do with a computer? Don’t miss this class.
Lake Pleasant Library will be hosting a Very Basic Computer Class Mondays, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 and 10, from 9:30-11 a.m. Start from the very beginning with patient instructors to learn how to turn a computer on and off, understand the desktop, icons, files, etc. and how to use a mouse.
Call 548-4411 or stop in at the library to sign up. Class size is limited to six. It should be fun and it’s free.
CRAFTS & FLEAS
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & TEA
NORTH CREEK—The Adirondack Tri-County NRC Auxiliary in North Creek will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar and Tea in the activity room of the facility Thursday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, foods, Christmas White Elephant items, books, puzzles and assorted gifts will be available. Refreshments will be served.
CRAFTERS 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 Saturday, Dec. 1, at Long Lake Central School. For more information and an application contact Jackie Mallery at (518) 624-2056.
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.
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.
ANNUAL PIE SALE SET
LAKE PLEASANT—The Youth Center of the Methodist Churches of Speculator and Lake Pleasant will hold its annual Pie Sale Saturday, Nov. 17 from 12-3 p.m. Come and get pies for Thanksgiving. The proceeds go to support the Youth Center and its mission.
SOUP AND SANDWICHES
SPECULATOR—Grace Methodist Church here will host a Soup & Sandwich Supper following the Speculator Tree Lighting and Caroling Saturday, Dec. 1, at The Four Corners, a project of the congregations of the United Methodist churches of Lake Pleasant and Speculator.
Donations will be given to the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry.
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. Soon, those footsteps became a flood of tourists.
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 four sisters as they grow up in Civil War America. Now, this narrative has been brought to life as a musical.
“Little Women” embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit. 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 call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.
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.
YEATES WORKS EXHIBITED
NORTHVILLE—Journeys II, a solo exhibition of plein air paintings by Janet Marie Yeates, is on display in the SVAN Gallery of Northville Public Library at 341 S. Third St. here through Dec. 27.
Hours are Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library will be closed Nov. 24.
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,” Kries says.
“Creation Myths” marks the 10th anniversary of the Northeast Felters Guild. It celebrates the parallels between the medium of felt making and the phenomenon of myth.
NORTH CREEK—The Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society’s Member Exhibit will be on display at Tannery Pond’s Widlund Gallery here from Nov. 21 through Dec. 26. This exhibit showcases the talent and creativity of regional watercolor artists; many pieces will be for sale.
An opening reception celebrating the artwork and the artists will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5-7 p.m. at the gallery. Everyone is invited; light refreshments will be served.
Tannery Pond Community Center is generally open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays when the “Open” flag is out. To confirm hours call (518) 251-2505.
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.
LONG LAKE—Two workshops will be held here Saturday, Nov. 17, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Make Vintage Christmas Cones & Stars from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Incapacho Artisans. The fee is $15 each. Call Louisa at (518) 955-2577 for more info.
Pocketbooks - A Novel Idea. will be held at CVW Long Lake Public Library from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Adults and children age 10 and up (accompanied by an adult) will turn an old hardcover book into a one-of-a-kind purse under Christine LaRogue’s direction. Register in advance at 624-3825.
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