FREE HOLIDAY MOVIE
OLD FORGE—The Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks, in cooperation with The Strand Theater, will sponsor its annual free Holiday Movie for Kids Saturday, Dec. 15, “Rise of the Guardians.”
The movie begins at 11 a.m. The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. The event is for children age 12 and under with adult supervision. The children will each receive a drink and popcorn at no charge.
There is no admission charge for children or adults.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit at 10:30 a.m.
LUNCH WITH SANTA
LONG LAKE—Santa will make his way to Long Lake Saturday, Dec. 15, for a special lunch date at 11:30 a.m. with the town’s children ages birth to 6th grade at Long Lake Town Hall. Penelope the Clown will paint faces and pizza will be served at noon.
Santa brings presents but parents must pre-register children by Dec. 7 to make it onto Santa’s List. Call (518) 624-3077.
MEMORIES WITH SANTA
INDIAN LAKE—Make Memories with Santa & Mrs. Claus Sunday, Dec. 16, from 2-4 p.m. at Indian Lake Theater. Children can have hot chocolate and cookies with the Clauses; parents should bring cameras. Each child can start his or her very own Christmas Tree Ornament Collection at this free first annual event. For more call (518) 648-5828 / 5950.
EVERYONE IS INVITED
SPECULATOR—The Pleasant Riders Christmas celebration will be Saturday, Dec. 8, at The Inn at Speculator. Christmas caroling will be 3-5 p.m. and Santa will be there with two of his elves. There will be hot cocoa and cookies for everyone. Pizza and soda will be served at 6:30 p.m., courtesy of Pleasant Riders snowmobile club.
The Christmas auction will start at 7 p.m.; donations are appreciated. The money raised by the auction helps pay for the club’s fireworks at the Feb. 10 bonfire and sledding party.
SOUP-ER FUN AT ALCA
BLUE MT. LAKE—The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will hold a Holiday Soup Social, Cast Party and Gallery Reception Friday, Dec. 14, starting at 5 p.m. Bring a pot of homemade soup and join this celebration of the year that was.
The free party will feature ALCA’s end-of-year gallery reception as well as the cast party for its production of “Little Women.” Don’t forget to shop the gallery, which will be featuring a 20 percent off sale.
IT’S A PARTY
HOPE—The Town of Hope’s Christmas Party and Cookie Exchange will be Saturday, Dec. 15, from 4-6 p.m. Santa arrives at 4:30 p.m. Come enjoy crafts, food and lots of fun.
For Cookie Exchange information call Jess at 924-4677 or Lisa at 924-2367. The Hope Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary sponsors the annual event.
TAKE A DECEMBER DIP
LONG LAKE—The first Feelin’ Long Lakey December Dip will be Saturday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m. at the Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street. This new event benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. Anyone over age 18 may participate.
Win prizes for Best Costume, Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique. Registration will be at The Adirondack Hotel from 12-1 p.m. Long Lake Fire Department will be on site to cut the ice and for safety.
Participants should bring towels, robes and warm clothes. There is a heated public restroom at the beach for changing and warming up. Pre-registration materials and pledge sheets are available at the Long Lake Town Office Building, 1130 Deerland Road, week days from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (518) 624-3077 for more.
LADIES’ HOLIDAY LUNCH
LONG LAKE—The annual Ladies’ Holiday Luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the CVW Long Lake Library will be Friday, Dec. 14, starting at noon at St. Henry’s Parish Center. Cyber Creek Café will cater the buffet and the Ecumenical Choir, conducted by Judy Garrison, will entertain. Each donation is $17. Call Jackie Mallery at 624-2056 for reservations and the menu.
OLIVE OIL TASTING
INDIAN LAKE—There are many olive oils available, but how to choose a good one? Find out at Indian Lake Library Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon, when Andy LeBlanc will introduce some olive oils he enjoys. Olive oil makes a great holiday gift. Reference books will be available. To sign up call Nancy Berkowitz at the library at (518) 648-5444.
SINGERS ARE COMING
LONG LAKE—The Adirondack Singers from Saranac Lake and conductor Karen Butters will present a free concert of holiday music and seasonal favorites at the United Methodist Church here Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow the concert.
The Adirondack Singers have existed since 1968. Members’ aims are to stimulate and promote an interest in choral music, provide a variety of fine choral music to the general public of the area and provide a venue for soloists or small groups to perform in their own style.
WELLS—The annual Wells Community Choir Christmas Concert will be Sunday, Dec. 9, starting at 2 p.m. at Wells Wesleyan Church. Old and new carols, videos and readings will all be part of the program. Come start the Christmas season; everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
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.
’TIS THE SEASON
SPECULATOR—Mountain Arts Consortium and A Pretty Good Band Christmas Concert will be Thursday, Dec. 20, starting at 7 p.m. at Lake Pleasant Central School. Familiar and new carols and holiday music will be sung and played. Everyone is welcome. Come celebrate the season.
WOODGATE—American Snowmobiler magazine’s annual shootout trials are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7, on the White Otter Fish & Game Club’s quarter-mile drag strip here.
Snowmobiles are selected at random from box stock at area dealers. Each machine is tested on the track for acceleration and top speed. After two “out of the crate” tests of each entered sled the participating dealers (D&D Powersports, Fun Unlimited and Smith Marine) are allowed to optimize clutch tuning specifications.
The grounds will be opened to spectators at 8 a.m. and the club will sell food items throughout the event, which will conclude in mid-afternoon.
SNODEO IS COMING
OLD FORGE—The 36th Annual Snodeo Weekend here will kick off the snowmobile season Dec. 7-9 at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center. All four major snowmobile manufacturers will display their 2013 models.
Buy a chance to win one for $20; whoever holds the winning grand prize ticket will choose one of four 2013 sleds: an Arctic Cat F 1100 LXR from Big Moose Arctic Cat, a Polaris Rush Pro-R Retro from Don’s Polaris, a Ski-Doo GSX LE 600 E-TEC from Smith Marine or a Yamaha FX Nytro from Big Moose Yamaha.
There will also be five cash prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000. Buy tickets at the Old Forge Visitor Information Center, any of the snowmobile dealerships above or online at www.snodeo.com.
THREE NEW SHOWS
BLUE MT. LAKE—The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here has three new gallery shows running 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. “Creation Myths” marks the 10th anniversary of the Northeast Felters Guild. “Post-idiom” is watercolor and text by Elizabeth Kauffman.
NORTH CREEK—The Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society’s Member Exhibit will be on display at Tannery Pond’s Widlund Gallery here through Dec. 26. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5-7 p.m. at the gallery. 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.
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.
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