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Coming Attractions -- 03/12/2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - Updated: 8:13 PM

BOOKS/WRITING

THE LIFE OF A LAKE

LAKE PLEASANT--Local author and professor of biology Peter Tobiessen will discuss his book, "The Secret Life of a Lake," at Lake Pleasant Public Library Thursday, March 20, at 2 p.m. He will also sign anyone's book if they bring it. This program is sponsored by the Adirondack Lake Book Club. Call 548-8115 for more information.

CHILDREN/TEENS

FAMILY ART & NATURE

TUPPER LAKE--Sunday is Family Art and Nature Day at The Wild Center here from 12-2 p.m. through March 30. Explore a nature theme, meet live animals and create a handcrafted item to take home. It is free for members or with paid admission.

The Wild Center, at 45 Museum Dr., is open throughout the winter Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more visit www.wildcenter.org or call (518) 359-7800.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

WELLS--The Wells Improvement Group is hosting its Fourth Annual Family Fun Night Saturday, March 15, at Wells Central School. Children ages 4-10 are welcome from 4-7 p.m. and ages 11 and up from 7-9 p.m. The WCS Athletic Association will sell food.

The Wesleyan Church and the Hamilton County Youth Board will be there as well. The event features a number of kid-friendly activities such as bounce houses, obstacle courses, slides and popular tunes. Additionally, free materials will be available from local agencies.

The evening promises to be fun for the entire family. For more information contact WIG at wellsimprovementgroup@ymail.com.

CLASSES

DEFENSIVE DRIVING

LONG LAKE--The Town of Long Lake is offering a Defensive Driving Class Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 1204 Main St., Long Lake.

Space is limited. The fee is $35 each. Call the Long Lake Parks & Recreation Department at (518) 624-3077 to pre-register.

EVENTS

COME TO MINNOWBROOK

BLUE MT. LAKE--Join the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts March 15 from 6-9 p.m. at Minnowbrook Conference Center here for an exciting evening dinner and cocktail party, complete with a silent auction and musical entertainment.

Make a weekend of it and stay the night. Accommodations are available Saturday night, including a continental breakfast Sunday morning. Those who book a room pay a reduced benefit ticket price of $35 / $45 member / $75 patron. The annual benefit costs $40 / $45 non-members / $85 patrons. For reservations call (518) 352-7715.

ADK. BUYER DAYS SET

SARANAC LAKE -- The Adirondack North Country Association's 28th Annual Adirondack Buyer Days will be April 8-9 at Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway. Move in day is April 7.

The show features some of the best handmade products and specialty foods northern New York state has to offer. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Contact Show Coordinator Melissa Hart at (518) 891-6200 or mhart@adirondack.org to register for a display.

TRICKY TRAY TIME

WELLS--Wells Emergency Services will sponsor a Tricky Tray for the second year in a row. This community event will take place Saturday, April 12, at Wells Community Hall. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the drawings starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $2 each.

The proceeds will benefit both Wells Fire Company and Wells Volunteer Ambulance Corps. To donate to the event please phone Sharon at 924-2269 or drop items off at the Wells Senior Meal Site Mondays through Fridays between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

FILMS/MOVIES/TV

SEE 'THE ROBE'

WELLS--See "The Robe" during Movie Night Sunday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at the Wells Wesleyan Church on Main St. here. This award-winning picture based upon a novel is about Marcellus, a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group assigned to crucify Jesus.

Marcellus wins Jesus' homespun robe after the crucifixion. He is tormented by nightmares and delusions after the event. Hoping to find a way to live with what he has done, and still not believing in Jesus, he returns to Palestine to try and learn what he can of the man he killed.

This movie has drama, romance, comedy, action, adventure, and more.

FOOD

CORNED BEEF DINNER

LAKE PLEASANT--The Lake Pleasant United Methodist Church on Rt. 8 here is having an old-fashioned Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Saturday, March 15, from 5-7 p.m. Come eat; donations will be used for local needs.

ZITI AND MEATBALLS

WELLS--The Wells United Methodist Church will hold a Ziti and Meatball Dinner Saturday, April 5, from 4-6:30 p.m. The menu consists of ziti with tomato sauce, meatballs, tossed salad, bread, beverage and homemade pies, cakes and cookies. Take-outs will be available. Payment is by donation. The church is near the center of town on Rt. 30.

HISTORY

SKI TO SANTANONI

NEWCOMB--Cross-country skiers and snowshoers are welcome to visit the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of Great Camp Santanoni off Rt. 28N here March 15-16. See displays about the great camp and take interpretive tours with staff.

The Artist's Studio, a stone building near the main lodge, will be open as a warming hut and will have hot chocolate available. Limited pairs of snowshoes will be available for use at the Gatehouse. No registration is required. Call (518) 582-2000 or email to aic@esf.edu.

LECTURES/TALKS

THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

GLOVERSVILLE--The Foothills Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the Gloversville Senior Center at 53 Church Street. The public is invited to come hear a presentation on hiking the Appalachian Trail with Greg and Mary Ann Charon.

They began their approximate 2,180-mile journey on the Appalachian Trail March 31, 2012 at Amicalola Falls, Ga. Both are experienced hikers in the Adirondacks, but not accustomed to a long-term through-hike. The adventure was completed on Mt. Katahdin, Maine Sept. 25, 2012.

In April hear "Tree Man" Fred Breglia, a certified arborist and executive director of the Landis Arboretum, speak on trees with a follow-up date for a short hike to the old growth forest at the Landis Arboretum in Esperance (www.landisarboretum.org).

MUSIC

SAVVY SONGCRAFT*

WELLS--Wells Library presents Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys Sunday, March 23, from 2-4 p.m. at Wells Community Hall. The group, known for that old-timey sound of feel good music, recently released its fourth album.

Jim Gaudet, Bobby Ristau, Sten Isachsen and Mat Kane weave intricate musical licks and harmonies together bringing bluegrass, folk and country styles to life -- musical story telling at its best. Refreshments will be provided and good will donations accepted.

PERFORMING ARTS

AUDITIONS ARE SLATED

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will hold auditions for "Charlotte's Web the Musical" and the summer season March 16 at 12 p.m. at Long Lake Town Hall; at 2 p.m. at Indian Lake Theater; and at 4 p.m. at Blue Mt. Lake Fire Hall. All ages are needed.

Come sing, recite a favorite poem or read one of the scenes the AC will provide. It has never been a better time to try out for an AC production. Those between ages 14 and 18 can also audition for a chance to take part in the Redhouse's Summer Acting Camp. For more information, contact the AC at (518) 352-7715.

'PETER PAN JR.'

SPECULATOR--The musical "Disney's Peter Pan Jr." will be presented April 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. at Lake Pleasant Central School.

Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, "Disney's Peter Pan Jr." is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up. The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, such as "Following the Leader," "You Can Fly," "The Second Star to the Right" and "Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me."

SPORTSMEN

GUN & MILITARIA SHOW

SARATOGA SPRINGS--New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates (NEACA) will host its spring Gun and Militaria Show March 15-16 at Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway.

Over 250 tables will be covered with products from guns and ammunition to art and Adirondack items as well as historical firearms, Americana, military collectibles, reference books, Civil War swords and artifacts, knives and accessories, survival and camping gear, old animal traps, tanned skins and pelts and more.

Hours are Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission is $8 daily ($7 over age 60); children under age 14 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Call (518) 664-9743.

* 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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