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Coming Attractions - 02/19/2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - Updated: 8:58 AM

BOOKS/WRITING

WINTER READING SALE

SPECULATOR--Now's the time to curl up with a good book and stay warm. A Book Sale presented by the Friends of the Library will be held at the Lake Pleasant Library on Rt. 8 in Speculator Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No prices; books are "sold" by donation. All donations are used toward children's and community programs.

CHILDREN/TEENS

LET'S MAKE TRACKS

INDIAN LAKE--Let's Make Tracks at the Indian Lake Library. Bring the kids for stories and crafts from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, and Friday, Feb 21. Each day will feature different crafts. Teen and adult volunteers are welcome.

The library will open for a special program Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. Erik Schlimmer will make tracks along the Trans Adirondack Route. Find out more about this new hiking trail at this free event. Call 648-5444 for more information.

CLASSES

DRIVING COURSES SET

INDIAN LAKE--John Rathbun will hold a Defensive Driving Course at Byron Park here Friday, Feb. 21, starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. Completing this course gives one a 10 percent savings on collision and liability premiums and helps reduce up to four points off a license. Register by calling Rathbun at 648-5306.

DEMONSTRATIONS

CHECK OUT THE VENDORS

RAQUETTE LAKE--Stop by the Vendor Fair Saturday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Raquette Lake School to peruse items sold by local people. Raquette Lake Navigation Co., Pampered Chef, Lia Sophia and others will be there.

ENTERTAINMENT

SEE 'FOREVER SNOCADE'

INDIAN LAKE--A winter inspired comedy performance will take place at Indian Lake Theater on W. Main St. here to celebrate the week-long SnoCade. Come see some favorite locals from "Forever Wild," an annual spoof on life in the Adirondacks, in this winter rendition of the sidesplitting skits Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m.

The Sons of Octomom will stand and deliver at 8:30 p.m. the same evening. The concert is part of a big night of entertainment at the theater.

EVENTS

IL HOLDING SNOCADE

INDIAN LAKE--The Town of Indian Lake's SnoCade 2014, a celebration of snowmobiling and winter activities in the Adirondacks, is this week, Feb. 14-23, with snowmobiling and non-snowmobiling events to appeal to every member of the family. Go to www.facebook.com/Snocade for more.

Remaining events are a free talk at 7 p.m. tonight at Indian Lake Library, "True Wilderness: The Adirondack Mountains and the Trans Adirondack Route;" a snowmobile tour to Newcomb tomorrow, Cole All-Star Circus tomorrow; and a satire on the Adirondacks Friday at Indian Lake Theater, followed by The Sons of Octomom in concert.

FROZEN FIRE & LIGHTS

INLET--Frozen Fire & Lights was created to remind people that Inlet offers miles of groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails and a sledding hill and an ice skating rink at Fern Park that are open and free to the public every day, all winter long.

Add bonfires, a cardboard sled race, a book sale, a Noah's Ark Animal Workshop, free face painting, Kitty Cat rides, free snacks and fireworks for a fun-filled day for the whole family Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Fern and Arrowhead parks here. For more call (315) 357-5501 or go to www.frozenfireandlights.com.

FILMS/MOVIES/TV

THE IRISH LEGEND

WELLS--See "St. Patrick: The Irish Legend" during Movie Night Sunday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at the Wells Wesleyan Church on Main St. here. This 2000 historical drama, action and adventure movie is for all ages. Learn about the life of St. Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland, and why this Irish holiday is still celebrated. Patrick Bergin, Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates and Susannah York star in this lush production filmed on location in Ireland.

FOOD

MEN, START YOUR APRONS

SPECULATOR--Men, get out apples and aprons and enter the Second Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest for Men. Show off baking skills, win prizes and earn bragging rights. To register call Lake Pleasant Library at 548-4411 (or stop in) before Thursday, Feb. 27. Deliver the finished pie to the school cafeteria by 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1.

Three judges will make their decisions and then everyone gets to eat pie. The event is free. Donations are welcome and will be used for children's and community programs.

The library has cookbooks for loan to men who need some help or inspiration. The event is presented by Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library and sponsored by NBT Bank, The Inn at Speculator, The Lemon Tree and Village Rentals.

CHICKEN & BISCUITS

WELLS--Wells United Methodist Church will hold a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner Saturday, March 1, from 4-6:30 p.m. The menu consists of chicken in gravy on Bev's fabulous homemade biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots, beverage and homemade pies, cakes and cookies. Cost is $ 8.50 for adults and $4 ages 6-12 (free if under age 6). Take-outs and gluten-free options are available. The church is near the center of Wells on Route 30.

BENEFIT DINNER SET

LAKE PLEASANT--The women of Grace and Lake Pleasant United Methodist churches here are busy preparing for a Special Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Janis Perkins Saturday, March 1, at Lake Pleasant Fire Hall beginning at 5 p.m.

Perkins' home sustained severe damage during a fire in December.

The dinner will consist of spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, assorted beverages and a variety of homemade desserts. Admission is by donation, and all donations will be presented to Perkins to assist her in making her home habitable once again. Plan to support this community service event.

LECTURES/TALKS

BARS, RESTAURANTS & HOTELS

INDIAN LAKE--Hamilton County Historian Bill Zullo will give a a free PowerPoint presentation on Hamilton County bars, restaurants, hotels and some stores Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 3-4 p.m. at Indian Lake Restaurant and Tavern. The restaurant will be closed but the bar will be open.

Zullo will show photos, many from the 1930s. "I would love to hear of people's recollections of their favorite hangouts," he says. "Places like The Tamarack, Avery's, The Spoon, The Overrock and The Forest House may be gone, but not forgotten. Some others, like The Nubel Club or The Stowell Inn may be forgotten, but have an interesting history."

WINTER BIRD VISITORS

NORTH CREEK--Joan Collins, a New York state-licensed bird guide, bird-walk leader and ornithology expert, will present "Winter Bird Visitors to Northern New York" at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek. She'll discuss why and when winter birds visit the region, talk about where to find them, share vocalizations from 19 species, and more.

Cabin Fever Sundays admission is free for Adirondack Museum members, students and children; $5 for non-members.

MUSIC

IRISH MUSIC AND SONG*

WELLS--The Earls Chair, performing Irish music and song, will be at Wells Community Hall Sunday, Feb. 23, from 2-4 p.m. The group consists of Tom Wadsworth, Len Broiles, Dave Smith and Pam Broiles. Friends of the Wells Library will provide refreshments and good will donations will be accepted.

The paring of traditional instruments -- uilleann pipes, bouzouki, bodhran, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitar -- with song and harmonies will make listeners feel as welcome and happy as if they were at a session in the heart of Ireland.

OUTDOORS

TWO FOR ONE

LONG LAKE--Hike Sawyer and Little Sawyer mountains Saturday, Feb. 22, with licensed guide Spencer Morrissey. This two peaks hike is a unique adventure in the backcountry near Indian Lake. Follow a well-developed trail to the summit of Sawyer Mountain before starting a short bushwhack to Little Sawyer Mountain. Both peaks have great views. This will be a loop trip back to the starting point. Breaking trail through an open forest without a trail will be part of the learning experience.

Meet at the Town Offices at 1130 Deerland Road. The fee of $20 each includes guide and transportation. Pre-registration is required; call (518) 624-3077.

A MID-WINTER WALK

NEWCOMB--Mid-winter is a wonderful time to get (figuratively) lost in the woods. Come snowshoe the trails at the Adirondack Interpretive Center at 5922 Rt. 28N here Saturday, Feb. 22, starting at 1 p.m. with favorite guest naturalist Peter O'Shea, exploring the tracks, traces and sounds of winter residents. Snowshoes are available.

Call (518) 582-2000 or email to aic@esf.edu. The AIC will also hold a snowshow hike every Tuesday during February starting at 1 p.m. All ages are welcome and snowshoes are available.

* 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.

The deadline for Coming Attractions is two weeks before the event. Announcements may not exceed 130 words. E-mail them to editor@hamiltoncountyexpress.com 

     

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