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Coming Attractions -- 04/23/2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Updated: 9:57 PM

ASTRONOMY

SEE STARS OF SPRING

NEWCOMB--Local amateur astronomer Bob Fisher will give a presentation on the spring night sky Saturday, May 3, from 8-9 p.m. at the Adirondack Interpretive Center at 5922 State Route 28N here. Learn how to identify stars and other cosmic wonders that shine so beautifully in the light pollution free skies of the Adirondacks.

Weather permitting, the group will go outside and observe the night sky with a telescope; those who have binoculars or telescopes are asked to bring them. All ages are invited. Call (518) 852-2000 or email to aic@esf.edu to pre-register.

BIRDING

SEE THE BIRDS

NEWCOMB--Northern New York Audubon will hold a Bird Walk Saturday, May 10, from 9-11 a.m. at the Adirondack Interpretive Center at 5922 State Route 28N here. Meet at the AIC before heading to the Roosevelt Truck Trail, a grass and moss covered road connecting Blue Ridge Rd. and Rt. 28N. It passes through a spruce plantation, white pine forest and some young hardwoods.

Boreal species have been seen along the trail. The trail is hilly but easy and may be damp. Plan on two to three hours of easy to moderate hiking. Dress for the weather, including appropriate footwear. Call (518) 852-2000 or email to aic@esf.edu to pre-register.

CHILDREN/TEENS

LAKE PLEASANT PIRATES

LAKE PLEASANT--The Northern Adirondack Little League has given Lake Pleasant the go-ahead for its own Little League team. Sign up is Wednesday, April 23, from 6-8 p.m. at O'Connor Automotive on Rt. 8. If enough children and coaches sign up the Lake Pleasant Pirates will be born.

The team's home field will be Speculator ball field. The season runs from May 1 to the end of June. Little League is for children ages 8-12; bring birth certificate to show proof of age. Contact Mike or Crysti O'Connor at 548-2783 or crysti723@gmail.com for more information.

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.

SAFE DRIVING COURSE

INDIAN LAKE--John Rathbun will hold a Defensive Driving Course at Byron Park here Friday, May 9, starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. Completing this course gives one a 10 percent savings on vehicle collision and liability premiums and helps reduce up to four points off a license. Register by calling Rathbun at 648-5306.

MORE DEFENSIVE DRIVING

WELLS--The AARP Driver Safety Program Course will be offered at the United Methodist Church here Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It costs $20 for AARP members / $25 others, to be paid the day of the class. The instructor will be Ray Hatch.

This course is for ages 50 and older. Each attendee will be mailed a certificate that can be presented to his or her auto insurance company for a minimum 10 percent reduction in the base rate of liability and collision insurance premiums for three years. The class must be repeated for additional three-year discounts.

Contact Alice Megargle (924-2220) or Edna Rew (924-4207) before the class to sign-up. Coffee and snacks will be provided in the morning. Bring a sack lunch.

FOOD

FOOD AND FAITH

SPECULATOR--A National Day of Prayer luncheon will be hosted by North Country Bible Fellowship, 132 Elm Lake Rd., Speculator, Thursday, May 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Also, the doors will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for prayer. Join fellow believers as they unite in prayer for the nation and the community.

SENIORS DO LUNCH

LAKE GEORGE--The 40th Annual Warren - Hamilton Counties Office for the Aging Senior Citizen Luncheon honoring Senior of the Year and Contributing Senior from Warren and Hamilton Counties will be Thursday, May 22, starting at noon at Fort William Henry, 48 Canada St. here.

Choose a beef, chicken or salmon entrée for $16.95. Sign up with a local senior club, center or meal site or call Maureen Mihalics at (518) 668-5506. Reservations and payment must be received by May 8.

MERRY BRUNCH OF MAY

BLUE MT. LAKE--Join the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts May 18 at noon for its Fourth Annual Merry Brunch of May celebration at The Hedges here to benefit the AC's Living Able Program, for adults with developmental disabilities, and Arts from the Start program, providing arts programs for children. Come support these programs while enjoying great company, beautiful flowers and excellent food under the spring May Pole. This year there will be after brunch fun; look for more details at adirondackarts.org. Tickets are $22 per adult and $12 children under age 12.

GARDENING

GIANT PUMPKIN CONTEST

PISECO--Cornell Cooperative Extension of Hamilton County will hold its Grow A Giant Pumpkin Contest again this year.

Everyone is eligible, but must enter to win. For just $2 get five Magic Lantern pumpkin seeds, growing instructions and contest rules. Call (518) 548-6191.

Prizes will be awarded in five categories: Moms and Tots, Pre-K through 6th Grade, 7th and 8th Grades, High School and Adults. The weigh-in will be Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the CCE Office in Piseco Common School and Hamilton County Community Action Agency on Rt. 28/30 in Indian Lake, next to Indian Lake Theater.

MUSIC

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

TAKE A SPRING WALK

NEWCOMB--Take a Spring Walk with Peter O'Shea Saturday, May 3, from 1-3 p.m. at the Adirondack Interpretive Center at 5922 State Route 28N here. O'Shea is a favorite guest naturalist at the AIC. See spring wildflowers and returning birds. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Call (518) 852-2000 to pre-register.

PERFORMING ARTS

A MUSICAL 'CHARLOTTE'S WEB'

LONG LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts' collaboration with Sunmount's DDSO consumers this year is "Charlotte's Web The Musical." The story of a lovable pig and all his barnyard friends will be fully cast by local talent at Long Lake Town Hall Friday, May 16, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m. Admission is $15 / $10 members / $6 under age 12. To contact the AC call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.

VISUAL ARTS

MEMBERS' ART SHOW

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will showcase the talent of its members for an entire month, May 8 through June 7. Come enjoy works in varied mediums. Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Gallery Reception will be held June 7 from 5:3-7 p.m.

* 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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