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.
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.
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.
THE LAST HURRAH
SPECULATOR—The final bicentennial event for the Town of Lake Pleasant will be Saturday, Dec. 29, starting at 6 p.m. at Lake Pleasant Central School with a potluck dinner. Afterwards videos will be shown on all the events that happened throughout the year. The quilt raffle winner will be picked and displays will be available to be viewed. All bicentennial items will be on sale. Come and celebrate the Bicentennial for the Town of Lake Pleasant.
ICE HOCKEY WEEKEND
GLENS FALLS—Glens Falls Civic Center has announced the first annual Hockey Weekend in the Adirondacks Jan. 4 and 5. The Cardinals of SUNY Plattsburgh will face off with the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds in a NCAA Men’s Division III college hockey match-up Friday at 7 p.m. and the Adirondack Phantoms will take on the Connecticut Whales the next night at 7 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. and are priced at $5 for seats behind the goals and $10 for side seats. Students with a valid student ID from Skidmore or SUNY Plattsburgh get in free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.glensfallscc.com, by phone at 855-GFCC-TIX (432-2849) or at the Glens Falls Civic Center box office.
This will be the first college hockey game held at the Glens Falls Civic Center since 2008.
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 Cafe 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.
HOLIDAY COOKIE WALK
INDIAN LAKE—The Indian Lake Girl Scouts will hold a Holiday Cookie Walk Sunday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Indian Lake American Legion Hall. People can come and 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.
CHICKEN & BISCUITS
WELLS—Wells United Methodist Church will hold a Chicken & Biscuit Dinner Saturday, Jan. 5, from 4-6:30 p.m. (or until the food runs out). The church is on Rt. 30.
The menu is chicken in gravy, biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots, homemade desserts and beverages. A gluten-free option will be available. The cost is $8.50 per adult and $4 per child age 6-12; children under age 6 eat free. Take-outs will be available.
Gift certificates are available for Wells United Methodist Church dinners. They may be purchased at any dinner or by calling Bob or Alice at 924-2220.
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.
Growing up in Wilton, Stoddard was no doubt inspired by the Adirondacks from an early age. Although Stoddard was not alone in marketing the Adirondacks, other commercial and competing photographers remain largely unrecognized today. Unlike many of his contemporaries, the tremendous scope of Stoddard’s work remained largely intact. The New York State Museum acquired the Stoddard prints in 1972.
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.
LONG LAKE—Join the Long Lake Lions Club Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 and_Sunday, March 3, 2013 to welcome the Northern New York Vintage Snosled Racers to the ice track at Long Lake.
A track on Jennings Park Pond provides a natural ice track, plowed and groomed by local volunteers. Vintage racing is a thrill of speed, talent and sheer excitement as the passionate riders take to the stage. Harkening back to the days of the Long Lake 100-miler, as a spectator check out over 18 divisions for this thrilling event. Admission is $10. Food will be sold on site.
SPORTSMEN’S DAY SET
BROADALBIN—Sacandaga Bible Conference’s fourth annual Sacandaga Sportsmen’s Day will begin with registration at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 12 at camp’s Ray Mills Youth Center on Lakeview Road here. It will include seminars and workshops for hunters, fishermen and bow-hunters; displays; vendors; a silent auction; dozens of door prizes, including several firearms; and a sportsmen’s buffet featuring dishes made with wild boar and locally-raised elk, bison and venison.
The special guest speaker is Paige Patterson, a world-acclaimed big-game hunter. Patterson, who also is a scuba diver, is president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
The price is $20. Tickets can be purchased at the camp office at 191 Lakeview Road, by calling the camp at (518) 883-3713 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more go to www. sacandagabibleconference.com.
SWAP MEET SET
WELLS—Wells Fish & Game Club will hold its annual Sportsman Swap Meet Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wells Community Hall. Rent a table for $15 or just come and browse through old and new sporting goods. Buy, sell, barter or trade.
For more information or to rent a table call Nancy Lewis at 924-2110.
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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