MAKING HOLIDAY MEMORIES
INDIAN LAKE--Indian Lake Theater will host Making Memories with Santa & Mrs. Claus Sunday, Dec. 15, from 2-4 p.m. Have hot chocolate and cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring a camera for pictures and pick out an ornament to add to each child's Christmas tree ornament collection at this second annual event.
For more call (518) 648-5828 or 5950. This event is free.
PUPPET PEOPLE COMING*
WELL--The Friends of the Virginia Hosley Free Library will sponsor The Puppet People's "A Christmas Carol" Sunday, Dec. 8. The performance begins at 2 p.m. at Wells Community Hall.
The Puppet People is a professional touring company bringing quality entertainment to schools, libraries, festivals, etc. The group uses hand puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets and more. Its rendition of Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale, "A Christmas Carol," promises to delight children of all ages.
There is no charge but goodwill donations are accepted. For more information call 924-2220.
HOLIDAY FAIR COMING
SPECULATOR--Come to Oak Mountain Ski Center for community cheer at the Holiday Fair Friday, Dec. 13, from 5-8 p.m. Bring wish lists for Santa and see his real reindeer at the base of the mountain, warm up with hot cocoa by a huge bonfire and listen to wintertime stories.
Dance to great live music, indulge in tasty treats and shop local at the craft fair. Bring an item for the food, toy or pet drives. Craft fair space is free; just register by Dec. 6. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.oakmountainski.com.
CAROLING WITH SANTA
SPECULATOR--The Pleasant Riders Christmas Caroling with Santa and his elves will be Saturday, Dec. 14, at The Inn at Speculator from 3-5 p.m. The club’s Christmas party starts off with pizza and soda from 5-6 p.m. and there will be a Christmas auction from 6-7 p.m. Everyone is invited, not just club members.
The club is also collecting toys for tots again this year. Unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the party or in boxes at Charlie Johns Big M, Oak Mountain Ski Center, Speculator Primary Care Center and Casey's Corner in Piseco.
The donated toys will be available to parents at Lake Pleasant Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7228 on Rt. 8 from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18.
SEE 'TICKET TO RIDE'
OLD FORGE--Winter begins again at View arts center here with Warren Miller's 64th film, "Ticket to Ride," Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. The newest chapter in the legendary film series, "Ticket to Ride" takes filmgoers on an action-packed journey with the world's best skiers and snowboarders. Witness athletes at their career-best, and discover the paths that put them at the top of the steepest peaks.
Attendees have a chance to enter to win ski vacations, heli-trips, prizes and gear from Warren Miller Entertainment. View will host a Chinese Auction and giveaways. For tickets visit www.ViewArts.org, call (315) 369-6411 extension 201, or email email@example.com. View is at 3273 State Rt. 28 in Old Forge.
"Ticket to Ride" is the 64th annual feature film of Warren Miller Entertainment, a pioneer in action sports cinematography since 1949.
LADIES' HOLIDAY LUNCH
LONG LAKE--The Long Lake Ladies' Holiday Luncheon will be again sponsored by the Friends of the Long Lake Library and will be held at noon at St. Henry's Parish Center Saturday, Dec. 7. It will be catered by Cyber Creek Café. The menu will feature punch, appetizers and mushroom soup, followed by a buffet featuring Eggplant Parmesan, Chicken Picatta, Pesto Penne, roasted vegetables, California salad, fruit salad, rolls and butter. The dessert course will be mango/berry crisp with coffee and tea. The servers will be volunteer men from the community.
Between the first two courses, the entertainment will be excerpts from "Miracle on 34th St." by local residents Virginia Jennings and Jason Hall. For reservations call Jackie Mallery at (518) 624-2056.
CHICKEN & BISCUITS
WELLS--The Wells United Methodist Church is holding a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner Saturday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 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. Cost is $8.50 for adults and $4 for ages 6-12, 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.
ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE
INDIAN LAKE--Come to Indian Lake Library Saturday, Dec. 14, at noon to explore the world of chocolate. Andy LeBlanc will guide the group through the world of chocolate; the history, the politics and why it is so loved. The event is free, but registration is a must; call 648-5444 and come prepared to tell your best chocolate story. A limited tasting will follow.
AN ITALIAN CHRISTMAS
HOPE--Hope Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Christmas Spaghetti Dinner at the Hope Firehouse Saturday, Dec. 14, from 4-7 p.m. Santa will arrive at 5:30 p.m. The dinner includes spaghetti, meatball, tossed salad, Italian bread, dessert and beverage. Ages 3 and under eat free; all others pay $7 each.
EAT AND MEET AT ALCA
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will hold its annual Soup Social & Cast Party celebrating the end of the year Friday, Dec. 20, starting at 5 p.m. It is free; just bring a favorite soup to share.
Joint ALCA staff and the casts from "Beyond Therapy" and "Miracle On 34th Street" and celebrate another successful year.
HOLIDAY CONCERT SET*
LONG LAKE--Peter Griggs will present a free concert, "An Old English Christmas," at the United Methodist Church here Sunday afternoon, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m.
The internationally known artist will present a program featuring instrumental and vocal arrangements of wassailing songs and folk dances of the British Isles, traditional carols and music by Elizabethan composers such as John Dowland and Anthony Holborne on guitar and laud (an 11-string folk lute). He will also discuss some of the folk customs surrounding holiday celebrations in the English-speaking world.
A reception to meet the artist will follow the concert. This concert is part of a series presented by Long Lake Friends of Music. The Town of Long Lake is also partially underwriting this concert. Donations will help further fund the concert series. For more information, call (518) 624-2056.
SINGING IN CHRISTMAS
WELLS--The Wells Community Choir Annual Christmas Concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 15, starting at 2 p.m. at the Wells Wesleyan Church on Main St. here. The concert will start with Arrows of the Word followed by "Christmas Medley" with the Community Choir. All are welcome. Come enjoy the sounds of Christmas and the refreshments served afterward.
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
BLUE MT. LAKE--One of the best Christmas movies of all time will come to life on stage in the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts' holiday musical, "Miracle on 34th Street." Tickets are $20 / $15 members and $5 age 12 and under.
It tells the story of Kris Kringle trying to help those who have lost their faith believe in Santa Claus again. Filled with humor and spectacle, this joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment.
"Miracle" will be performed Dec. 6 at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek, Dec. 7 at Newcomb Central School and Dec. 13 at Long Lake Central School, all starting at 7 p.m.; and Dec. 14 at View in Old Forge starting at 2 p.m.
'NUTCRACKER' IS FREE
OLD FORGE--The Old Forge Ballet Company will present Pyotr Tchaikovsky's full-length "Nutcracker" ballet at The Strand Theatre here Saturday, Dec. 7. There will be two performances, a narrated matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 p.m.
Children under age 12 will be admitted free again this year, thanks to Friends of the Old Forge Ballet Company.
Pre-event tickets are $10. Tickets at the door are $15. Purchase tickets at The Naked Moose and The TOW Bar and Mountain Greenery in Old Forge. Call or email to order by mail before Dec. 1, (315) 369-8721 or 369-6273 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
NORTH CREEK--The Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society's Members Exhibit is on display at Tannery Pond Community Center's Widlund Gallery here through Dec. 26. The exhibit showcases new work by the group, which consists of artists of all abilities from the Adirondacks and surrounding region, working in watercolor, gouache, acrylic, or other forms of water media.
An opening reception will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, from 5-7 p.m. All are invited to view the exhibit and enjoy light refreshments.
TPCC is at 228 Main St. It is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The building is wheelchair-accessible. Call (518) 251-2505 or go to www.tpcca.org.
* This event is possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Decentralization Regrant Program, administered in Hamilton County by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake.
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