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Author Sandra Weber will speak at Wells Community Hall Sunday. (Photo submitted)

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Coming Attractions 03/30/2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - Updated: 9:39 PM

BOOKS/WRITING

WEBER TELLS STORIES *

WELLS - Author Sandra Weber will give a presentation at Wells Community Hall on Rt. 30 here Sunday, March 24, from 2-4 p.m. She will first discuss her book, "Two In the Wilderness," geared for a younger audience; and then read from her other books.

Weber believes the female role needs to be added to the record of Adirondack history. Little more than a mention is made in most regional history texts, but women made significant contributions to Adirondack communities and their heritage.

Weber is the author of three previous books: "The Lure of Esther Mountain," "The Finest Square Mile" and "Mount Marcy" (all published by Purple Mountain Press). She has also written articles for Adirondack Life, The Conservationist, Highlights for Children and other magazines.

CHILDREN/TEENS

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

WELLS--Join Wells Improvement Group for its Third Annual Family Fun Night at Wells Central School Saturday, March 23 from 4-9 p.m. with a DJ, bounce activities, face painting and food for sale.

Tables will include representatives from the Hamilton County Youth Board, Wells Wesleyan Church, WCS Student Council / SADD, Wells Garden Club and the Virginia Hosley Free Library. If unexpected duty doesn't interfere, a K-9 Unit will be there as well.

The Fulton County Sheriff's Dept. will present the Operation SAFE CHILD Card program. Child Identification Cards will be made for anyone interested in having this done. IDs for children age 10 and under will be processed from 4-7 p.m. IDs for ages 11 and up will be done from 7-9 p.m.

For more contact WIG at wellsimprovementgroup@ymail.com.

OTTER BIRTHDAY PARTY

TUPPER LAKE--Come to The Wild Center at 45 Museum Drive here Sunday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the popular Otter Birthday Party celebrating Squirt, Squeaker, Louie and Remy's spring birthdays. There will be facepainting, otter-themed crafts, birthday cake and Ollie the Otter mascot will be available for up-close encounters and photographs.

This event is free for members or with paid admission. As always, there are hikes on free snowshoes, animal encounters, feature films and food. Wild Winter Weekends are free for members or with paid admission.

EASTER EGG HUNT

WELLS--The Virginia Hosley Free Library on Rt. 30 here will hold an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 31, starting at 10:30 a.m. for children age 10 and under, featuring candy, prizes, a visit from the Easter Bunny and story time.

The library is open Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m., Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. starting April 5 and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. To volunteer call Alice Megargle at 924-2220 or stop by and sign up.

CLASSES

DRIVER SAFETY CLASS

LONG LAKE--A driver safety course will be offered at Long Lake Town Hall Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Attend this annual Drivers Safety / Defensive Driving Course to receive a four-point license reduction and 10 percent insurance savings. Anyone may attend. Call (518) 624-3077 to pre-register for $30 each. The price increases to $35 each the day of the course.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY

WELLS--The AARP Driver Safety Program Course will be offered here Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $17 for AARP members / $19 non- members, to be paid the day of the class. It will be held at the Meal Site on Buttermilk Hill Road off State Route 30 right behind Wells United Methodist Church.

This eight-hour classroom refresher is for motorists age 50 and older. Attendees receive a certificate that should give principle operators of a motor vehicle a minimum 10 percent reduction in the base rate of liability and collision insurance premiums for three years.

Contact Alice Megargle (924-2220) before April 20 or Edna Rew (924-4207) any time before the class for additional information or to sign up.

FOOD

COOK-OFF IS COMING

SPECULATOR--The Fourth Annual Lake Pleasant Education Foundation Cook-off will be Wednesday, March 20, from 5-7 p.m. at Lake Pleasant Central School, in conjunction with the School Fair.

Come for a taste of all the dishes for $5, or for a taste of each plus a bowl of a favorite and an ice cream sundae for $8. All proceeds will benefit children's programs at the school.

Sunrise Diner has been undefeated for the last three years. This year it will be challenged by Melody Lodge, Common Grounds Cafe, Camp-of-the-Woods, the school's eighth grade Home and Careers Class, The Inn at Speculator, Mountain Memories, The Alpine, Timberline Cafe & Bakery and Oak Mountain.

Come for the fun and food and to see if one of the challengers is able to unseat Sunrise Diner's Tom Hines.

CHICKEN AND GRAVY

WELLS--Wells United Methodist Church will hold a Welcome Back to Spring Dinner Saturday, April 6, from 4-6:30 p.m. The menu consists of chicken in gravy on biscuits, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots, beverage and homemade pies, cakes and cookies.

The cost is $8.50 for adults, $4 for ages 6 to 12 and free for under age 6. Take-outs and gluten-free options will be available. The Methodist Church is near the center of Wells, on Route 30.

LECTURES/TALKS

HUNTING & HUNTING CAMPS*

BLUE MT. LAKE--Cabin Fever Sunday at the Adirondack Museum here will be on "Adirondack Hunting Traditions" March 24, starting at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The lecture by outdoor writer Dan Ladd is free to museum members and students; $5 non-members.

Join Ladd on a pictorial journey to the past, present and future of hunting in the Adirondacks. He will also offer an inside look at the forthcoming "Adirondack Deer Camp" video documentary.

Ladd has authored two Adirondack themed books: "Deer Hunting in the Adirondacks" and "Well Seasoned in the Adirondacks." He writes outdoors columns two newspapers and is a regular contributor to New York Outdoor News. He also does a weekly hunting and fishing report for WOKO 98.9 FM in Burlington, Vt. For more call (518) 352-7311, ext. 128 or visit www.adkmuseum.org.

WWII PILOT TO SPEAK

INDIAN LAKE--Learn a bit of history from someone who has lived it at a free talk by a World War II B-17 pilot and prisoner of war at American Legion Post 1392 on Main St. here Saturday, April 6, starting at 1:30 p.m.

Earl Morrow will talk about his experiences flying a B-17 in the 8th Air Force during the war. On his 17th mission he was shot down and taken as a prisoner of war. Gen. George Patton freed Morrow when his third army over took the POW camp he was in on its famous eastward advance. Morrow will gladly answer questions. Everyone is invited.

PERFORMING ARTS

'MILLIE' THE MUSICAL

SPECULATOR--The Lake Pleasant Central School Drama Club is putting on the musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie jr.," April 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. at the school. Admission is a $4 donation with children age 5 and under admitted free.

"Millie" is a zany romp that will have everyone dancing the Charleston. Taking place in New York City in 1922, the musical tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life. It's a New York full of intrigue and jazz, a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever.

It is filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences love to hate.

LIVING-ABLE SERIES

LONG LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Living-Able program returns April 13-14 with the musical Honk! Honk! is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling," with a musical score everyone will enjoy. This production stars performers from all over the region and features students from Long Lake Central School and adults with disabilities from Sunmount DDSO.

See Honk! at the school Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. General admission is $10 each. For more information call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org

SIGN UP FOR THEATRE

BLUE MT. LAKE--Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival subscriptions are now available from the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here.

The Arts Center is proud and excited to be launching the 4th Annual Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival, a one-of-a-kind touring theatre featuring professional actors and local community talent of six productions with 51 performances in 18 towns across the Adirondacks. The package includes:

-- tickets to both main stage musicals: "Shrek" and "Songs for a New World;"

-- a special Subscribers' Performance of "Macbeth" at Eagle Nest's hangar July 27 at 7 p.m.; and

-- tickets to the site specific musical "Cabaret" at Gore Mountain.

Subscriptions are $100, a $40 savings. There are only 65 left. Call the AC at (518) 352-7715 to reserve a spot.

VISUAL ARTS

STUDENT ART EXHIBIT

BLUE MT. LAKE--Check out the art of talented students of Adirondack schools during the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Student Art Exhibit April 5 to May 4.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Gallery Reception will be held May 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.

* 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 TO editor@hamiltoncountyexpress.com

     

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