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Coming Attractions -- 04/02/2014

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

CLASSES

DANCE CLASSES SET

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will offer dance classes for youngsters Thursday evenings with Sue Ann Wallace of the Old Forge Ballet Company. Come April 10 at 4:30 p.m. for an information workshop and April 17 through June 19 for the classes. Classes for ages 3-6 will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m., and for ages 7-10 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The fee is $10 per class. Call (518) 352-7715.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND NON PROFITS

INDIAN LAKE--If you are wondering about how best use Facebook, Twitter and social media, please join us for a "Social Media for Small Businesses and Non Profits" update!

Come to the Indian Lake Library Tuesday, April 8, at noon for a roundtable on the whys and hows of using social media to increase your business. Adirondack Museum Marketing Director Todd Happer will join the discussion.

Please let us know if you plan on coming by calling 518-648-5444. Everyone is welcome; this program is free and open to the public.

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

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.

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

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.

MUSIC

EASTER CONCERT SLATED

WELLS--Wells Wesleyan Church will hold an Easter Concert Sunday, April 13, starting at 2 p.m., performed by Wells Community Choir and Azalea & the Good-Ol-Boys. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

LOST RADIO ROUNDERS*

WELLS -- Wells Library presents The Lost Radio Rounders performing “In The Days of Stephen Foster” Sunday, April 27, from 2-4 p.m. at Wells Community Hall.

Music with vocal harmonies and a bit of history will tell the tale of this inspirational songwriter. Stephen Foster died young and penniless on the Bowery, leaving behind songs that have become the foundation of American Music. “Swanny River,” “Hard Times,” “Beautiful Dreamer” and others will be featured.

Refreshments will be provided, and good will offerings accepted.

OUTDOORS

GOT GAME? WINDS UP

NEWCOMB--The Northern Forest Institute continues its Got Game? series Saturday, April 5, with a potluck game dinner. Hunting and cooking wild game are Adirondack traditions, as is sharing the stories and techniques involved.

Have any game meat in the freezer? Cook up a favorite recipe and share it at the last of this year’s Got Game? series. If not, bring a different dish to pass.

The program will be 3-5 p.m. at Huntington Lodge. Registration is required for this event. Call (518) 582-2000 or email aic@esf.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS

SEE ‘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.”

VISUAL ARTS

PASTELS ON EXHIBIT

NORTH CREEK--The Adirondack Pastel Society is holding its first Membership Award Exhibition and Sale at the Widlund Gallery in Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main St., North Creek, through April 23. The awards reception will be April 12 from 5-7 p.m.

TPCC is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays when the “Open” flag is out. Buses and groups are welcome, and the building is wheelchair accessible.

The Adirondack Pastel Society provides opportunities to pastel artists and educates the public, gallery owners and collectors about the merits and beauty of the soft pastel medium. Many of its over 40 members have earned national recognition from the Pastel Society of America.

BUTTERFLIES, GEISHAS & DRAGONS

UTICA--The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art showcases the rich influence of Japanese art and culture on European and American decorative and fine arts with the exhibition Butterflies, Geishas, and Dragons: The Arts and Influence of Japan, on view April 11 through Sept. 28.

Japan had been closed to the West for approximately 300 years when, in 1853, its ports reopened for trade, which caused a fascination for Japanese culture in Europe and the United States. The craze inspired Gilbert and Sullivan to write “The Mikado” and had a profound influence on artists such as James Whistler and Claude Monet.

MWPAI is at 310 Genesee St. in Utica. Call (315) 797-0000 or go to mwpai.org.

ARTWORK PLUS A CONCERT

North Creek--The Widlund Gallery at Tannery Pond Community Center is pleased to present recent artwork by Queensbury artist Yvonne Wild, and New York City based oil painter Robert Schultheis. The exhibit will be on view from April 26 until May 21. Meet the artists at a reception on Sunday, May 18 from 12 until 2 p.m., followed by The North Country Singers and the QMS Select Choir in concert.

Wild has created “Functional Pottery“. In her hands, functional works are also works of art. Bowls, vases, platters, pitchers and mugs are covered in expressive glaze combinations that add to the artistry of her forms, utilizing ancient Raku and Saggar processes.

In “Non-Objective in New York City,” Schultheis’ focus is on finding ways to condense color, form and movement to express his intimate relationship with the city in a non-objective way.

Details available at www.tpcca.org. Gallery hours are 10 am - 4 pm, weekdays, and open most weekends from 12:30 - 3:30 pm.

* 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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