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.
LAKE PLEASANT--The Pleasant Riders Snowmobile Club will hold a Snowmobile Safety Course Friday, Dec. 27, at the Lake Pleasant Fire Hall. The class will begin at 7:40 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. It is open to adults as well as children who have reached the age of 10 by the class date. Call Ed Winchell at 548-5895 or Tom Connelly at 548-3842 to reserve a spot. Bring a bagged lunch, a snack and a drink.
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.
CARDBOARD SLED RACES
INLET--The Second Annual Central Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit will have four races, in Long Lake, Old Forge, Indian Lake and Inlet. Contestants must race at three locations to complete the circuit and enter to win the championship.
The races will be held Jan. 18 at Mt. Sabattis in Long Lake during Moonlighter's Winter Carnival; Feb. 15 at Indian Lake Ski Hill during WinterFest; Feb. 15 at McCauley Mountain in Old Forge during Winter Carnival; and Feb. 22 in Inlet's Fern Park during Frozen Fire & Lights. Find out more at FrozenFireandLights.com.
HOLIDAY COOKIE WALK
INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake Girl Scouts will hold a Holiday Cookie Walk Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Byron Park on State Route 28 here. Come fill a box with homemade Christmas cookies and other yummy treats for just $5. All proceeds benefit the Brownie and Junior Girl Scout troops of Indian Lake.
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.
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 ages 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.
The last two performances of "Miracle" will be Dec. 13 at Long Lake Central School, starting at 7 p.m.; and Dec. 14 at View in Old Forge starting at 2 p.m. Call 352-7715 for tickets.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here has extended the deadline for submissions of new works to exhibit in its galleries. It is now Dec. 20.
To be considered check out the website at www.adirondackarts.org for more information on the submission process, www. Acceptance notifications will be sent by Jan. 15, 2014. The submission Fee is $25/$15 members. To contact the AC call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website.
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.
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