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Coming Attractions -- 06/19/2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - Updated: 10:07 PM

AUCTIONS

BID AT THE ARTS CENTER

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will hold its annual auction Saturday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a block party from 2-5 p.m. This auction has become a community event attended by antique lovers from all over.

Auction donations are needed. Look in the attic, cellar, garage, back room or shed and pull out those 'unique and special' items, large and small, that would be a great addition to an auction. ALCA will pick up items if necessary. Just call (518) 352-7715.

BOOKS/WRITING

BIG BOOK SALE SET

NORTHVILLE--Friends of the Northville Library will hold its annual Northville Library Book Sale July 4-6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the library at 341 S. Third St. here. Early bird admission for $3 each runs from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, July 4; otherwise, admission is free.

Over 7,000 hardcover and paperback books will be sold to provide summer reading at bargain prices, or stock up ahead of time for next winter.

CHILDREN/TEENS

JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER CAMP

UTICA--Mohawk Valley Community College, in conjunction with the Utica Fire Department, Oneida County Fire Chiefs' Association and the Oneida County Volunteer Firemen's Association, will offer a Junior Fire Fighter Day Camp for boys and girls ages 16-17 July 29 through Aug. 2 at the Utica Fire Academy and Training Facility.

Junior firefighters will participate in firematic and EMS stations including master streams, ladder operations, HAZ-MAT, EMS, cribbing and stabilization, mask-confidence, communications, and more.

New this year is an overnight option. Students will participate in the day camp from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and spend their evenings on the MVCC campus. Meals are included.

Students must be sponsored by their fire department. To download an application and information visit www.mvcc.edu/cced. The application deadline is July 10. For information call (315) 792-5300.

CLASSES

BOATER SAFETY COURSE

PISECO--The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office will hold a Boater Safety Course at Piseco Education Center, 1722 State Route 8, Piseco. The course will be held June 25 and 26 and, if needed, June 27. Each class will run from 4-9 p.m. Attendance is required at all sessions for successful completion.

This free course is open to adults and children ages 10 and above. To sign up contact Hamilton County Sheriff's Office at (518) 548-3113. The class is limited to 30 participants.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS

PISECO--Cornell Cooperative Extension of Hamilton County will offer a Basic Computer Course in the Technology Room at Piseco Education Center on Rt. 8. The four classes will begin Thursday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. The course costs $30 each; pre-registration is required by calling (518) 548-6191.

ON INVASIVE INSECTS

INDIAN LAKE--Take another Adirondack Challenge and attend the Invasive Insect Symposium Tuesday, July 16, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Ski Hut off State Route 30 here.

Learn to know tree species and tree-killing pests and what to do about them. The whats, whys and costs of emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle will be explained. Take a forest survey hike that will teach the signs and symptoms of these invasive insects, learn about community preparedness and have questions answered by the experts.

Municipal staff, community planners, landowners, loggers, foresters, landscapers and hikers are encouraged to attend. For more information or to register for this free event contact the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District at (518) 548-3991 or hcswcd@frontiernet.net by July 10.

CRAFTS & FLEAS

CRAFT FAIR SLATED

PISECO--The Evergreen Lake Craft Fair will be Saturday, July 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Lake Pavilion off 425 Rt. 8 here. For more information call (518) 548-8640.

EVENTS

RADIO FIELD DAYS

LONG LAKE--The Bear Bait Radio Club here will take part in Ham Radio Field Days June 22 and 23 at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion on Rt. 30 here, setting up camp for 24 hours to participate in the largest on-air amateur radio event in North America. Guests, law enforcement and members of the rescue squad and fire department are encouraged to come up and make a call and help Bear Bait score points. Open to the public.

THE DIVA JAZZ ORCHESTRA

NORTH CREEK--Tannery Pond Community Center Association will hold its 11th Anniversary Benefit Gala Saturday, June 22, featuring Sherrie Maricle & the DIVA Jazz Orchestra with a live recording session from 4-6 p.m. and Dancing with the DIVAs at 8 p.m. There will also be wine, after dinner treats and a silent auction with a wide variety of items from regional artists and businesses.

Tickets are $25 each. For details and ticket information go to www.tpcca.org or call TPCC at (518) 251-2505. TPCC is at 228 Main Street.

Hard-charging. Powerful. Immersed in the history of their craft and in total command of their instruments. That's The DIVA Jazz Orchestra - an ensemble of 15 extremely talented and versatile musicians who just happen to be women. They can't help it - they were born that way.

YAY FOR RUMMAGE

PISECO--The annual Piseco Auxiliary Rummage Sale is fast approaching for all shoppers and bargain hunters. All roads will lead to Piseco Community Hall on Old Piseco Road Friday, July 5. Be there at noon for the start and stay until the 5 p.m. closing time. Saturday, July 6, hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the bake sale starting at 10 a.m. sharp.

This is the auxiliary's huge rummage sale. Don't miss the biggest selection of "quality" rummage at the best prices. Bag Hour starts Saturday at noon - all you can stuff into a bag for $1 with no limit to the number of bags. The proceeds benefit Piseco Fire Department, Piseco Ambulance Corps and other community organizations.

People come from far and near, so be there early and stay late.

FOOD

SPRING BRUNCH BUFFET

Sponsored by the Lake Pleasant Sacandaga Association will hold its Spring Kick-off Luncheon / Brunch Buffet Sunday, June 23, at The Inn at Speculator. A social half-hour starts at noon with brunch at 12:30 p.m. The cost of $18.95 each includes tax and gratuity.

The brunch is open to members and those interested in joining LPSA. For more information or reservations call Chari Smith at (518) 548-5615.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

RAQUETTE LAKE--Enjoy some delicious strawberry shortcake, get free area and events information and reconnect with summer friends Saturday, June 29, starting at 11 a.m. at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall. A portion of the proceeds from the Raquette Lake Strawberry Festival benefit Raquette Lake Fire Department. Visit www.myraquettelake.com for more information.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

WELLS--The Wells Historical Society will host its annual Strawberry Festival Saturday, June 29, from 2-4 p.m. at Wells United Methodist Church on State Route 30. Enjoy fresh strawberries, homemade biscuits, real whipped cream and ice cream for $3.50 per adult.

Wells Historical Society is a non-profit organization that works diligently to collect, preserve and promote the remarkable history of Wells. It relies primarily on donations and fundraisers to operate Wells Museum. All proceeds from the Strawberry Festival go to the museum, keeper of times gone by.

COME FOR SUPPER

WELLS--The next dinner at Wells United Methodist Church will be Saturday, July 13, 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 per adult and $4 for ages 6-12. It is free for children under age 6.

Take-outs and gluten-free options are available. The church is near the center of Wells on Route 30.

FOURTH OF JULY

A FLOATING FOURTH

LAKE PLEASANT--The 22nd Annual Sacandaga Lake Boat Parade will be Thursday, July 4, at 11 a.m. (rain date July 6). All boats are welcome. Meet at the southwest corner of Sacandaga Lake (Aird's Bay) at 11 a.m. and bring flags. For more information call Frank at 548-8124.

The Village of Speculator parade and fireworks will be Saturday, July 6.

GARAGE/YARD SALES

TWIGS TREASURES

LAKE PLEASANT--Twigs Treasures House is open for the summer. Come in and browse two floors of constantly changing arrays of antiques and slightly used furniture, household goods, toys, linens and more.

Twigs Treasures House is on Page Street near the intersection with State Route 8. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through June; Tuesdays through Saturdays during July and August; Fridays and Saturdays during September (plus Sunday, Sept. 15, until noon for the Town-Wide Garage Sale); and Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5, and Columbus Day Weekend Oct. 11-13 and Oct. 14 to noon.

To donate items call Letty Rudes at 548-7077) Lore Frisk at 548-4668 or Susan Thielking at 548-6318.

GARDENING

SEEDS TO GO

PISECO--Seeds are available at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Hamilton County office in Piseco Education Center on Rt. 8 here for the annual Pumpkin Contest. The cost to enter is $2 for five Magic Pumpkin seeds. All ages are eligible, but one must enter to win. For more information call (518) 548-6191.

GOLF

NEW MEMBERS SOUGHT

LAKE PLEASANT--The Ladies Tuesday Morning Golf League at Lake Pleasant Golf Course on Rt. 8 here is seeking new members. Tee time is 9 a.m. Tuesdays during July and August.

Members of all abilities are welcome, and one does not need to be a member of Lake Pleasant Golf. Golf league members pay when they play. There are reduced green fees for league players.

A league meeting will be held Tuesday, June 25, at 8:30 a.m. at the golf course. Those who wish to play after the meeting should be ready to golf.

Ladies Tuesday Morning Golf League dues of $40 each cover prizes and the annual banquet at the end of the season. Call Jan at 548-8533 or Dee at 548-3294 after June 1 to reserve a spot.

HISTORY

COMMUNITY DAY SET

RAQUETTE LAKE--Great Camp Sagamore's annual Community Appreciation Day will be Sunday, June 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with free tours. A brunch at 11 a.m. and noon is $10 each. For reservations call (315) 354-5311 ext. 21.

PRESERVING SANTANONI

NEWCOMB--Adirondack Architectural Heritage Director Steven Engelhart and 2012 intern Charlotte Barrett will lead a tour to Great Camp Santanoni here Friday, June 28.

Santanoni was built for Robert and Anna Pruyn of Albany beginning in 1892. The estate eventually included 12,900 acres and nearly four-dozen buildings. The day will include stops at the Gate Lodge, the 200-acre farm and the Main Camp on Newcomb Lake to see ongoing restoration. The State of New York owns Santanoni Preserve. It is a National Historic Landmark.

The round-trip walk is 9.8 miles on a gently sloping carriage road. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The fee is $20 members / $30 non-members. Reservations may be made by calling (518) 834-9328.

PROGRAMS ARE PLANNED

PISECO - John Simons, president of Piseco Lake Historical Society, has announced the following summer programs.

Wednesday, July 10, Roy Rehill will provide a presentation and signing of his book, "Adirondack Adventures, French Louie & His Biographer." He will detail his various endeavors as a canal boat driver, lumberjack, trapper and guide.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, will see an in-depth presentation about the history, construction, operation and future of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad.

All programs are held at Piseco Community Hall starting at 7 p.m.

MUSIC

DULCIMER CONCERT SET

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will host its annual Northeast Dulcimer Symposium Concert Tuesday, June 25, starting at 7 p.m. This unique evening will feature both hammer and mountain dulcimers. Admission is $20/$10 members ($5 children under age 12).

NEEDLEWORK

GO TO QUILT CAMP

LONG LAKE--Adirondack Quilt Camp will be June 23-26 at Long Lake Central School, sponsored by the Town of Long Lake and Log Cabin Fabrics.

Classes will run from 1-4 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Ten award-winning quilt instructors will give 20 classes and workshops. There will also be lectures, evening programs and special children's classes.

Beginners to experienced quilters and all ages are welcome. Call (518) 624-3077 or check out www.adirondackquiltcamp.com for information on classes and teacher biographies.

PERFORMING ARTS

A WEEKEND OF THEATER

RAQUETTE LAKE--You love theater, your spouse loves history, you both love adventure. What to do...

The Adirondack Summer Playhouse wraps its season Aug. 23-25 with a Grand Finale Weekend featuring four theatrical performances and a two-night stay at Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake.

Enjoy productions of "Cabaret," "Macbeth," "Songs for a New World" and "Shrek" along with hiking, swimming and canoeing--all at the former wilderness estate of the Vanderbilts.

Packages, which include lodging, all meals and all performances, are $339 for adults and $175 for children under age 18. For more information go to www.adksummerplayhouse.org or www.greatcampsagamore.org or call (315) 354-5311, ext. 21.

VISUAL ARTS

SEE THE PASTEL EXHIBITION

OLD FORGE--The 9th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition at View on Rt. 28 here runs through June 29. It's a highlight of View's annual calendar, with thousands of visitors a year. The exhibition has attracted some of the nation's foremost pastel artists.

Patricia Tribastone of the Pastel Society of America will lead two events May 4: a Continental Breakfast and Gallery Walkabout and "Drink & Draw," a pastel still life demonstration and wine tasting.

Exhibition admission is $8/$4 members with a $2 discount for groups of 10 or more. Children under age 12 are admitted free.

For a free preview of the exhibitions, large group tour scheduling and more information about View visit www.ViewArts.org, or call (315) 369-6411.

PORTRAITS OF WILDFLOWERS

NORTH CREEK--Photos of wildflowers of the Adirondacks and others by Curt Austin are on display in The Widlund Gallery at Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street here, through June 26. A reception and program will he held June 20 from 5-7 p.m.

Austin and his Chester-born wife Nancy have operated Austin Image Photography since 1997. The flower portraits are the result of an unexpected obsession with close-up photos of flowers as they emerged in spring and summer of 2008. They were taken without any particular purpose, but in 2009 they somehow became the object of a book project, "Adirondack Wildflower Portraits." It includes very small flowers that normally go unnoticed.

The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Call (518) 251-2505.

MEET MISS HANNAH

BLUE MT. LAKE--Meet Miss Hannah - Mixed Media by Hannah Lightbody gallery show will run through July 13 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. A gallery reception will be held July 13 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Craving home, Hannah Lightbody uses her roots and the northern woods of Maine as inspiration. Using found objects and materials, she produces art that comes from her idea of home.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.

MIGUEL ALFARO EXHIBITS

BLUE MT. LAKE--Trova De Amor - Paintings by Miguel Alfaro gallery show will run through July 13 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. A gallery reception will be held July 13 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Romantic figures dancing, men playing guitars and voluptuous women create surreal scenes that are undeniably tender. Alfaro's Cuban scenes are rich with color, stories and emotion.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.

BOOKS AS ART

BLUE MT. LAKE--Tactile and Visible Stories - Book Art by Hai Ri Han gallery show will run through July 13 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. A gallery reception will be held July 13 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Bringing a traditional art form back with a more contemporary spin, Hai Ri Han creates unorthodox books. Accordion, star- and tunnel-shaped books with ambiguous legibility and readability lead the reader to a deliberate relationship with his books.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.

THE PRIVILEGED SERIES

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Privileged Series - Illustrations by Anthony Dortch gallery show will run through July 13 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. A gallery reception will be held July 13 from 5:30-7 p.m.

The Privileged Series illustrates what it means to be socially and financially above others. Dortch makes social commentary with his segmented show representing "The Privileged," "The Purifiers" and "The Other."

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the AC at (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org.

FROM A TO B AND BACK

UTICA--An extensive selection of works by the 20th century's most compelling artist will be spotlighted in the exhibition "The Prints of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again," on view through Sept. 8 in the Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute here.

"The Prints of Andy Warhol" features 63 iconic images, primarily screenprints, created at different points in Warhol's career. The subject matter includes advertising; Campbell's Soup Cans; celebrity portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, Muhammad Ali and Mick Jagger, among others; flowers; camouflage; "Ladies and Gentlemen;" and "The Last Supper." The exhibition also features Warhol's wallpaper with cows and his silver Mylar balloon clouds.

"The Prints of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again" is organized and circulated by The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.

MEET TAFF FITTERER

SPECULATOR--Artwork by Taff Fitterer is on display at Lake Pleasant Library through June. Fitterer is a talented realist oil painter whose work is filled with brilliant colors and unique objects in unusual arrangements.

The Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library will host a reception for Fitterer Thursday, June 13, from 5-7 p.m. in the Adirondack Room at the library on Rt. 8 here. Everyone is welcome, it's free and there will be refreshments.

Fitterer received her BA in Fine Arts at Rutgers University and her MA in Painting at SUNY Albany. She has exhibited her extraordinary art in many galleries and museums throughout Massachusetts and New York and has won first prize in several juried art exhibitions. She lives in Indian Lake with her bookbinder husband Jack.

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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