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Hamilton County Events July 2013

Thursday, April 04, 2013 - Updated: 8:36 PM

JULY

July 2

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Birch Bark Frame Family Workshop

Adirondack Museum, Rt. 28N/30, Blue Mt. Lake

Make your own white birch bark frame for a photograph or mirror. All materials are provided but participants are encouraged to bring cones, bark, seed pods, stones, etc. A 16-ounce hammer, pencil, and pruning shears are recommended but not required. This workshop is for families with children ages 10 and up. For safety, there must be an adult present for each child. $90 fee includes one frame and materials for an adult / child team. Fees are non-refundable and due at time of registration at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

July 3-7

10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Tours

Great Camp Sagamore, Sagamore Rd., Raquette Lake

Featuring Adirondack Pack Basket Builder Bill Smith. Tours are $16 adults / $14 seniors / $8 school-aged children / free for Sagamore members and active military personnel. www.greatcampsagamore.org, info@greatcampsagamore.org or call (315) 354-5311.

July 3

7 p.m.

Tie Dye Workshop

Raquette Lake Library, 1 Dillon Rd., Raquette Lake

All ages. Shirts cost $5, but bring socks, purses or anything else to tie-dye. For more information call (518) 624-3077. Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.

July 4

10 a.m.

Annual 4th of July Games

Town Ball Field, Long Lake

Games for all ages. Classic favorites include a scavenger hunt for small children, balloon race, sack races, the venerable egg toss and three-legged race. Children enjoy collecting their winnings from the prize booth. For more information call (518) 624-3077. Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.

July 4

1 p.m.

Ping Pong Ball Drop

Fern Park, 9 Loomis Rd., Inlet

Children up to age 12 rush onto the ball field after a seaplane has dropped ping-pong balls for them to collect. Each child is allowed to collect three balls, which they will bring into the pavilion to trade for prizes. Prizes include snacks, novelty items, toys and gift certificates.

July 4

5 p.m.

Long Lake Bed Races, Town Beach, Long Lake

Find an old bed, decorate it, hop on and race to the finish line. Prizes awarded for Fastest Bed and Best in Show. $10 bed entry fee. Cash prizes. Must wear sneakers. Five people per team (ages 16 and up). Pre-registration required. Call (518) 624-3077 to register and get a set of rules.  Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.

July 4

6 p.m.

4th of July Celebration

Long Lake Town Beach, Long Lake

The Bad Chaperones, Long Lake Fire Department serves up a feast, Penelope the Clown paints faces at the gazebo and the best fireworks in the Adirondacks. For more information call (518) 624-3077. Rain location Mt. Sabattis Pavilion.

July 4

7 p.m.

The Spinney Brothers Concert

Raquette Lake Union Free School, Rt. 28, Raquette Lake

The Spinney Brothers’ cornerstone is the sound of traditional, southern-flavored bluegrass music. Free (free will offering). Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Pie raffle. Fireworks in the village green after the concert.

July 4

7:30-10 p.m.

“Sunsets by the Lake” Concert Series - Jamie Notarthomas

Arrowhead Park, Rt. 28, Inlet (rain site Fern Park Pavilion)

Notarthomas is a veteran of the independent music scene. He has dazzled audiences for more than 20 years with his inspired performances and ability to blend folk music with nearly any other style. As a songwriter, he has honed his skill to create a potent and eloquent tool for expression. Critics compare the style to Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and Neil Young. Followed by fireworks.

July 5-7

Annual Antiques & Vintage Sale

Long Lake Central School, 20 School Rd., Long Lake

Friday Preview and Reception 5-7 p.m. with live acoustic music by Alex Smith and light refreshments; Saturday 10a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Browse unique items including postcards, dinnerware, paintings, furniture, jewelry and special taxidermy restorations. Admission $1. For more call (518) 624-3077 or visit www.mylonglake.com.

July 5

Traditional Paddle Making Workshop

Adirondack Museum, Rt. 28N/30, Blue Mt. Lake

Make a traditional cherry paddle. Led by craftsman Caleb Davis, workshop participants will use hand-tools to make their own cherry paddles. This is a physically demanding workshop. ?$125 each for a single blade paddle; $135 for a double bladed paddle. Pre-registration is required at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

July 5

7 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration Parade and Fireworks

Indian Lake

Entertainment and fireworks at Byron Park. (518) 648-5828 www.indian-lake.com

July 6

8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Kids’ Fishing Derby

Byron Park, Rt. 28, Indian Lake

Free fishing derby for ages 15 and younger. Adult supervision required. Prizes. Casting Contest. Free hot dogs, hamburgers, soda, juice. Loner poles available, instruction provided. Sponsored by IL/BML Fish & Game Association.

July 6

Canoe Paddle Carving Class

Great Camp Sagamore, Sagamore Rd., Raquette Lake

Work with master boat-builder and long-time Sagamore instructor Patrick Smith of West Hollow Boat Company to shape a paddle specifically designed for your own paddling needs and style using traditional hand tools. Students under age 16 are welcome to take this course after consultation with the instructor. Contact Smith with class questions at (585) 374-5014 or whbco@yahoo.com. $100 each includes lunch. To register or for more information on weekend accommodations at Great Camp Sagamore call the registrar, (315) 354-5311 ext. 21, or go to www.greatcampsagamore.org.

July 6

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Bazaar/Bake Sale & Flea Market

Indian Lake United Methodist Church

E. Main St.

Indian Lake

July 6

2-4 p.m.

Kids’ Shoot

Shooting Range, Chain Lakes Rd., Indian Lake

Introduction to target shooting and gun safety using .22 caliber and BB guns. Sponsored by Indian Lake / Blue Mountain Lake Fish and Game Association.

July 6

4 p.m.

Chicken Barbecue

Fire Hall

E. Main St. (Rt. 28), Indian Lake

July 6

6 p.m.

Puttin’ on the Ritz

Raquette Lake School, Rt. 28, Raquette Lake

Bring blankets and chairs and gear up for a terrific concert featuring seasoned musicians who will have you tapping your toes and humming along before the night is out.

July 6

7:30 p.m.

An Evening With The Symphony

Arrowhead Park, Main St., Inlet

Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council brings Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra to town for the day. Free Children’s Concert at 3 p.m. for children age 12 and under, Cocktail Benefit 4-7 p.m. at The Woods Inn. (315) 357-5501, info@inletny.com.

July 6

7-9 p.m.

“Sunsets by the Lake” Concert Series - Bill Staines

Arrowhead Park, Rt. 28, Inlet (rain site Fern Park Pavilion)

“Any new song that can live comfortably beside the well-worn songs of folk tradition has a good chance of surviving the test of time. Such, we believe, are the songs of Bill Staines.” — Charles “Sandy” Paton, Folk Legacy Records.

July 7

Traditional Paddle Making Workshop

Adirondack Museum, Rt. 28N/30, Blue Mt. Lake

Make a traditional cherry paddle. Led by craftsman Caleb Davis, workshop participants will use hand-tools to make their own cherry paddles. This is a physically demanding workshop. ?$125 each for a single blade paddle; $135 for a double bladed paddle. Pre-registration is required at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

July 8-12

10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Tours

Great Camp Sagamore, Sagamore Rd., Raquette Lake

Featuring Guide Boat Builder Chris Woodward. Tours are $16 adults / $14 seniors / $8 school-aged children / free for Sagamore members and active military personnel. www.greatcampsagamore.org, info@greatcampsagamore.org or call (315) 354-5311.

July 9

Youth Outing: Hike Owl’s Head

Long Lake

Youth will pack a lunch and hike beautiful Owl’s Head Mountain. Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake and Hamilton County Trailblazers. Call (518) 624- 3077 for more information or to register a child age 10 and up. Maximum of 10.

July 11-13

7 p.m.

Cabaret On the Mountain Top

Gore Mountain, 793 Peaceful Valley Rd., North Creek

This year’s site-specific performance puts a unique twist on the musical “Cabaret.” The production will be set in a modern “Spiegeltent,” an Austrian mirrored circus tent, complete with classic German beer and goodies. “Cabaret” is set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power; it focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. Overseeing the action is the master of ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub. This classic is sure to dazzle and delight. Come early and ride the gondola to the top of Gore Mountain for a breath-taking view of the Adirondacks and enjoy a beer and treats on top of the mountain. Produced by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, ?$50 / $40 members (includes chairlift ride). (518) 352-7715.

July 11

7 p.m.

Jamcrackers Concert

St. Williams on Long Point, Raquette Lake

A diverse blend of folk and blues, ballads, gospel and dance tunes sparks a rare chemistry and guaranteed good time. Jamcrackers was the name of the river-drivers who broke up logjams with pike poles or, as a last resort, dynamite. They worked hard to find solutions and get things rolling again, and it was a job that couldn’t be done alone. Dan Duggan, Peggy Lynn and Dan Berggren feel the same way about their music. The program is free. Call (315) 354-4265 for reservations (the site is boat access only). The boat leaves the village dock beginning at 5:50 p.m. A Pie Raffle is held each Thursday to help defray the costs involved in hosting the entertainment series.

July 13-15

10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Tours

Great Camp Sagamore, Sagamore Rd., Raquette Lake

Featuring Chair / Seat Caner Chris Hubbard. Tours are $16 adults / $14 seniors / $8 school-aged children / free for Sagamore members and active military personnel. www.greatcampsagamore.org, info@greatcampsagamore.org or call (315) 354-5311.

July 13

7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5th Annual Long Lake Bass Fishing Derby

Long Lake

$10 a boat, two-person maximum. Weigh in open to the public at 3 p.m. at the Shamrock Motel. Cash prizes awarded at 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Pre-registration required. For registration info call Bruce Jennings at (518) 624-2145 or write to Long Lake Fish and Game Club, POB 691, Long Lake NY 12847.

July 13

9 a.m.

Speculator Art Show

Pavilion, Rt. 30, Speculator

July 13

7-9 p.m.

“Sunsets by the Lake” Concert Series - Johnson & Company

Arrowhead Park, Rt. 28, Inlet (rain site Fern Park Pavilion)

The Johnson & Company band was formed in October of 2010 and has been playing clubs all over Central New York since.

July 17

7 p.m.

Decoupage Craft Class

Raquette Lake Library, 1 Dillon Rd., Raquette Lake

Make a decoupage box or journal to take home. All welcome, free class. Great for kids and adults of all ages. Call (518) 624-3077 for more information.

July 17

8 p.m.

“Shrek The Musical”

View, 3273 Rt. 28, Old Forge

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, this musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek. “Shrek The Musical” is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for all ages. Produced by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, ?$20 / $15 members / $5 ages 12 and under. (518) 352-7715.

July 18

Traditional Paddle Making Workshop

Adirondack Museum, Rt. 28N/30, Blue Mt. Lake

Make a traditional cherry paddle. Led by craftsman Caleb Davis, workshop participants will use hand-tools to make their own cherry paddles. This is a physically demanding workshop. ?$125 each for a single blade paddle; $135 for a double bladed paddle. Pre-registration is required at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

July 18

7 p.m.

String Bee in Concert

St. Williams on Long Point, Raquette Lake

String Bee, a stylistically diverse acoustic trio, features John O’Hara on hammered dulcimer, Steve Quenneville on guitar and pianist Dave Liddy. O’Hara brings an Irish influence to the music, Quenneville’s vocal and guitar abilities are rooted in country blues and Liddy’s ragtime / boogie woogie piano style anchors each song. Their concerts blend and reflect the different musical origins of the group with a mix of traditional and original songs. The program is free. Call (315) 354-4265 for reservations (the site is boat access only). The boat leaves the village dock beginning at 5:50 p.m. A Pie Raffle is held each Thursday to help defray the costs involved in hosting the entertainment series.

July 18

8 p.m.

“Shrek The Musical”

Long Lake Central School, 20 School Rd., Long Lake

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, this musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek. “Shrek The Musical” is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for all ages. Produced by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, ?$20 / $15 members / $5 ages 12 and under. (518) 352-7715.

July 19

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stories and Performance: It’s Your Turn to Shine! Workshop

Adirondack Museum, Rt. 28N/30, Blue Mt. Lake

The art of weaving interesting and funny stories into a performance is taught in this four-hour workshop with Christopher Shaw. Whether you're a regular in your local music scene or just getting started, this is the workshop to give you the tools to take your craft to the next level. Christopher Shaw is one of the best known Adirondack singer-songwriters touring today. His 10 albums have sent him all over the world, as Taylor Guitars made him its first International clinician demonstrating American folk and country guitar styles. He's also an Artist in Residence at the Adirondack Museum, working with school children to explore Adirondack history through song and stories. $50 each. Register at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

July 19

5-7 p.m.

Float Night

Long Lake Town Beach, Long Lake

Featuring a Cardboard Box Boat Face-Off. DJs Andrew and Pat spin the tunes as kids of all ages get creative and build a boat using only cardboard and duct tape. The last boat floating wins the title. Prizes awarded. Lifeguards on duty. Call (518) 624-3077 for more information. Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.

July 19

8 p.m.

“Shrek The Musical”

Newcomb Central School, 5535 Rt. 28N, Newcomb

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, this musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek. “Shrek The Musical” is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for all ages. Produced by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, ?$20 / $15 members / $5 ages 12 and under. (518) 352-7715.

July 20-21

10 a.m.

37th Annual Arts in the Park

Arrowhead Park, Main St., Inlet

Over 90 vendors will sell handmade paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, furniture, clothing, candles and much more. Saturday to 5 p.m., Sunday to 4 p.m. Music 12-3 p.m. both days and Saturday 7-9 p.m. Additional free parking in front of The Woods Inn and at Fern Park. ?Free shuttle service between Arrowhead Park and Fern Park during fair hours. Food booth in the picnic area.

July 20

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Songwriting: Adirondack Style! Workshop

Adirondack Museum, Rt. 28N/30, Blue Mt. Lake

Bring your guitar, a legal pad, pencils and erasers and learn about structure, finding your muse, and how to trick yourself out of writer's block. You may not finish your song during this workshop, but it will be well on its way. Christopher Shaw is one of the best known Adirondack singer-songwriters touring today. His 10 albums have sent him all over the world, as Taylor Guitars made him its first international clinician demonstrating American folk and country guitar styles. He's also an Artist in Residence at the Adirondack Museum. $50 each; register at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

July 20

Aqua Fest

Adirondack Museum, Rt. 28N/30, Blue Mt. Lake

Aqua Fest will celebrate work and play on the Adirondacks’ rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds and explores some of the threats facing the region's waterways. Experts from around the region will be on campus for the day offering presentations, displays, and activities on watery topics: water quality, aquatic plants and animals, log drives, fishing, boating, and more. After discovering all there is to know about Adirondack waters, visitors of all ages will enjoy a variety of interactive activities including a toy boat workshop, guideboat hat craft project, and fly tying. Visitors will also have a chance to "mess about" with different boats on the museum's pond.

July 20

12 p.m. to sold out

Chicken Barbecue

Byron Park

E. Main St. (Rt. 28)

Indian Lake

July 20

1-3 p.m.

Chicken Barbecue

Wells Pavilion, Main St., Wells

Followed by the music of The County Line Rebels from 4-8 p.m.

July 20

2 p.m.

Community Summer Bash

Byron Park

E. Main St. (Rt. 28)

Indian Lake

Games, bouncies, dunk tank, food, fun and music.

July 20

3 p.m.

US Waterski Show Team

Long Lake Town Beach, Rt. 30, Long Lake

The 2011 Eastern Regional Water Ski Champions put on the highest caliber water ski show in the Northeast with pyramids, jumps, stunts and barefoot waterskiing. The Waterski Show Team performs at Jumpin’ Jacks on the Mohawk River; Long Lake has them for one exclusive performance. Demos kick off in the morning around 10 a.m. with a full show at 3 p.m. This event is free. Arrive early; parking at the beach is limited. Additional parking is available at Long Lake Central School and Long Lake Town Hall. (518) 624-3077, www.mylonglake.com.

July 20

6-10 p.m.

Music in Byron Park

Byron Park

E. Main St. (Rt. 28)

Indian Lake

The Fulton Chain Gang

July 20

7-9 p.m.

“Sunsets by the Lake” Concert Series - Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn

Arrowhead Park, Rt. 28, Inlet (rain site Fern Park Pavilion)

Peggy Lynn, “The First Lady of Adirondack Music,” is recognized nationwide for her soulful songwriting and extraordinary vocal versatility. Dan Duggan is known nationally for his wizardry on hammered dulcimer and flat picking guitar and is the recipient of the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship.

July 20

8 p.m.

“Shrek The Musical”

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Rt. 28, Blue Mt. Lake

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, this musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek. “Shrek The Musical” is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for all ages. $20 / $15 members / $5 ages 12 and under. (518) 352-7715.

July 21-25

10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Tours

Great Camp Sagamore, Sagamore Rd., Raquette Lake

Featuring Blacksmith David Woodward. Tours are $16 adults / $14 seniors / $8 school-aged children / free for Sagamore members and active military personnel. www.greatcampsagamore.org, info@greatcampsagamore.org or call (315) 354-5311.

July 21

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Campfire Guitar Boot Camp I

Adirondack Museum, Rt. 28N/30, Blue Mt. Lake

A four-hour workshop with Chris Shaw on tricks, licks, and the fast lane to playing in some amazing tunings. Students must have the ability to play all first position chords and switch back and forth with them in time. Bring guitar, capo, questions, and problem spots. We provide handouts covering all areas covered in the session, lyrics, and a chord chart of the Adirondack tunes. Christopher Shaw is one of the best-known Adirondack singer-songwriters touring today. His 10 albums have sent him all over the world, as Taylor Guitars made him its first international clinician demonstrating American folk and country guitar styles. He's also an Artist in Residence at the Adirondack Museum. $50 each; register at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

July 21

2 p.m.

“Shrek The Musical”

Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main St., North Creek

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, this musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek. “Shrek The Musical” is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for all ages. Produced by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, ?$20 / $15 members / $5 ages 12 and under. (518) 352-7715.

July 21

8 p.m.

“Shrek The Musical”

Indian Lake Theater, 13 W. Main St., Indian Lake

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, this musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek. “Shrek The Musical” is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for all ages. Produced by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, ?$20 / $15 members / $5 ages 12 and under. (518) 352-7715.

July 23

7 p.m.

The Amazing Race Road Rally

Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, Rt. 30, Long Lake

Drive around Long Lake following a set of ridiculous instructions. The directions even confound the natives. Cash prizes $50/$35/$25. All rules of the road apply. $5 a car. Call (518) 624-3077 for more information. Sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.

July 9

Youth Outing: Whitewater Rafting

Long Lake

This annual rafting trip takes place with Adventure Sports in Indian Lake. Kids are picked up at the Long Lake Town Office Building in the morning and should pack a lunch. Ages 10 and up, maximum of 10. Call 518-624-3077 for more information or to register.

July 25

Traditional Paddle Making Workshop

Adirondack Museum, Rt. 28N/30, Blue Mt. Lake

Make a traditional cherry paddle. Led by craftsman Caleb Davis, workshop participants will use hand-tools to make their own cherry paddles. This is a physically demanding workshop. ?$125 each for a single blade paddle; $135 for a double bladed paddle. Pre-registration is required at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

July 25

7 p.m.

Good For Her: Contemporary Folk

St. Williams on Long Point, Raquette Lake

Luminary, deep and fearless are a few descriptions of the individual, singer / songwriters who make up the new super gal group Good For Her. “Seasoned performers, they build a fabulous, audience-pleasing concert and have been working on new material since their debut at Caffe Lena’s in Saratoga last April. You’ll be knocked out by the range, the power, and fascinating lyrics of these wonderful singer / songrwriters.” --Melinda Perrin – A Place for Folk. The program is free. Call (315) 354-4265 for reservations (the site is boat access only). The boat leaves village dock beginning at 5:50 p.m. A Pie Raffle is held each Thursday to help defray the costs involved in hosting the entertainment series.

July 25

7:30 p.m.

Friend of Music Series

Long Lake Methodist Church, Rt. 30, Long Lake

Les and Elizabeth Scott, classical clarinet, saxophone and oboe, with piano accompaniment as needed. Email jjmallery@frontiernet.net for more information.

July 26

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sense of Place: A Writing Workshop

Adirondack Museum, Rt. 28N/30, Blue Mt. Lake

Discover your "sense of place" stories, unlock your creative voice, and learn Erica Wheeler's three-part writing process. Gain fresh writing and ideas for use in your professional and personal work. Prompts supportive discussion and support for developing ideas further. Suitable for all kind of writers, all levels of experience from the perpetually curious to the published author. $65 each; register at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

July 26

10:30 a.m.

Long Lake Paddling Olympics

Long Lake Town Beach, Rt. 30, Long Lake

All ages are invited to try wild, wet, fun aquatic navigational competition. Registration is free. Look for zany races including Bang and Go Back, Standing Paddling, Hand Paddling, Dress up Relay, Kayak Races, The Dipper, Back Paddling, Hurry Scurry and many more. The Lions Club serves up a barbecue lunch. Call (518) 624-3077 or visit www.mylonglake.com for more information. Sponsored by The Long Lake Association.

July 27

4:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

13th Annual Raquette Lake Bass Tournament

Raquette Lake Fire Hall, Rt. 28, Raquette Lake

Pre-registration required, limited contestants. Breakfast buffet followed by 5 a.m. meeting and registration; weigh-in open to the public at 1 p.m. $110 registration per boat. Call (315) 354-4581 for registration information or www.mylonglake.com.

July 27

Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing

Cedar River Golf Course

180 W. Main St.

Indian Lake

This a four-person scramble includes a Continental breakfast, hot dogs and refreshments at the turn, prizes on every hole and numerous contest and door prizes. Golfers may sign up as individuals or with partners. Contact the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce at (518) 648-5112.

July 27

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pack Basket Workshop

Adirondack Museum, Rt. 28N/30, Blue Mt. Lake

Create your own traditional adult-size Adirondack pack basket. No prior basket making experience is necessary. All tools and materials are provided. Instructor Shea Farrell Carr has been making baskets since 1992. $100 each; optional solid wood base is an additional $20. Register at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

July 27

2-8 p.m.

RondeauFest

Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, Rt. 30, Long Lake

Look for a roster of talented American bluegrass musicians to rock it up rain or shine. Acts on the roster include but are not limited to The Blind Owl Band, Chasing Blue and Rosco Bandana. North Country Kettle Corn and Willie’s BBQ will be on site along with kids’ games and the Little Bus Shuttle. $1O / under age 18 free. Call (518) 624-3077 or check out mylonglake.com for more information.

July 27

Benefit Gala & HKH Award

Adirondack Museum, Rt. 28N/30, Blue Mt. Lake

Guests will enjoy an elegant dinner, cocktails, and silent and live auctions. This year's gala will include the presentation of the Harold K. Hochschild Award to 2013 recipient Joan K. Davidson. For tickets call (518) 352-7311 ext. 119.

July 27

7-9 p.m.

“Sunsets by the Lake” Concert Series - Shrinking Violets

Arrowhead Park, Rt. 28, Inlet (rain site Fern Park Pavilion)

Julia Murdock plays viola and her husband plays guitar. Together, they provide the vocals and write a lot of their own music. The couple has released two CDs since 1993. They are starting to play regularly in coffee shops such as Zamar Café and Earthtones in Webster, as well as various Borders locations.

July 28

2 p.m.

Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park

Arrowhead Park, Rt. 28, Inlet (rain site Fern Park Pavilion)

Enjoy this free 60-minute outdoor adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic thriller, “Macbeth.” Six performers play all the roles, blending inventive physicality, evocative design and original text to create this mesmerizing and chilling tale of greed and ambition. Set in a 20th-century militaristic society, this adaptation will appeal to audiences new to Macbeth as well as those already acquainted with this renowned tragedy. Produced by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. (518) 352-7715.

July 28

7 p.m.

Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park

Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, 1100 Deerland Rd., Long Lake 

Enjoy this free 60-minute outdoor adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic thriller, “Macbeth.” Six performers play all the roles, blending inventive physicality, evocative design and original text to create this mesmerizing and chilling tale of greed and ambition. Set in a 20th-century militaristic society, this adaptation will appeal to audiences new to Macbeth as well as those already acquainted with this renowned tragedy. Produced by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. (518) 352-7715.

July 29

8 p.m.

Beatles Cabaret

The Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main St., Long Lake 

This musical exploration of the Beatles, with non-traditional arrangements and arrangements that pay homage to the quintessential Beatles recordings, covers what made the quartet the most influential of rock musicians. Produced by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, ?$15/$10 members. (518) 352-7715.

July 30

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Inspired by Wilderness: Stained Glass Workshop

Adirondack Museum, Rt. 28N/30, Blue Mt. Lake

Create your own work of stained glass art inspired by the Adirondack wilderness. Learn how to cut, grind, and solder glass together to create a unique stained glass hanging for your home or camp. Peggy Wadecki owned and operated a stained glass business in the Yorktown, Va. area for 20 years. $65 each; register at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops

July 30

8 p.m.

Beatles Cabaret

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Rt. 28, Blue Mt. Lake

This musical exploration of the Beatles, with non-traditional arrangements and arrangements that pay homage to the quintessential Beatles recordings, covers what made the quartet the most influential of rock musicians. $15/$10 members. (518) 352-7715.

July 31

10 a.m.

Swimming Races

Long Lake Town Beach, Rt. 30, Long Lake

Swimmers of all ages (tots to adults) compete for free tickets to Enchanted Forest Water Safari. Free to enter. Call (518) 624-3077 for more information.

July 31

2 p.m.

Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park

Village Green, Raquette Lake (rain site RL school)

Enjoy this free 60-minute outdoor adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic thriller, “Macbeth.” Six performers play all the roles, blending inventive physicality, evocative design and original text to create this mesmerizing and chilling tale of greed and ambition. Set in a 20th-century militaristic society, this adaptation will appeal to audiences new to Macbeth as well as those already acquainted with this renowned tragedy. Produced by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. (518) 352-7715.

July 31

7 p.m.

Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park

View, 3273 Rt. 28, Old Forge

Enjoy this free 60-minute outdoor adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic thriller, “Macbeth.” Six performers play all the roles, blending inventive physicality, evocative design and original text to create this mesmerizing and chilling tale of greed and ambition. Set in a 20th-century militaristic society, this adaptation will appeal to audiences new to Macbeth as well as those already acquainted with this renowned tragedy. Produced by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. (518) 352-7715.

     

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