IT’S A PARTY
LONG LAKE—Kids are invited to a New Year’s Eve Skate Party Monday, Dec. 31, from 5-10 p.m. at the Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena off Rt. 30 here. There will be movies, free ice-skating and pizza. Call (518) 624-3077 for more information and to register so organizers can make sure there is enough pizza.
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 on view. Azalea and the Good Old Boys will perform.
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.
CRUSADE FOR KIDS
INLET—Zippy’s Crusade For Kids at The Ole Barn will be Jan. 25 and 26. This event includes live music, a silent auction, raffles, dancing and a snowmobile ride with NASCAR celebrities. Arctic Cat will return as the ride sponsor and provide snowmobiles for the celebrities to ride.
In addition to Greg and Nan Zipadelli, tentative attendees include Tony Stewart, Steve Addington, Paul Wolfe, Frank Stoddard and others. The Zipadellis will donate the funds raised from this event to help kids in need. Purchase tickets at CrusadeForKids.com
ADIRONDACK ICE BOWL
INLET—The Adirondack Ice Bowl at The Woods Inn here will be Jan. 25-27. This is a fun hockey event for the whole family. New this year will be a women’s division. The organizers are also working on a youth event for Saturday afternoon.
There will be food both on the ice and in the restaurant. Also, there will be live music Friday night by Red Neck Rodeo, Saturday afternoon by Molly & Jeff and Saturday night by Showtime! Organizers are also working on some fun competitions for spectators, giving them a chance to win prizes. Check out AdirondackIceBowl.com.
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.
‘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.
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.