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Soprano Haeran Hong and pianist Haesun Paik, shown here, will give a concert at the United Methodist Church in Long Lake at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24. (Photos submitted)

Soprano Haeran Hong, shown here, and pianist Haesun Paik will give a concert at the United Methodist Church in Long Lake at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24. (Photos submitted)

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Coming Attractions -- 07/09/2014

Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - Updated: 9:04 AM

AUCTIONS

BLEECKER AUCTION SET

BLEECKER--Bleecker Community Church will holds its annual auction Saturday, July 19, starting at 10 a.m. at the Church Hall at 641 County Highway 112 here, rain or shine. This is a variety auction with baked goods too. Henri Lebel will be the auctioneer. Seating and refreshments will be available.

BOOKS/WRITING

HUGE BOOK SALE

SPECULATOR--A huge book sale, presented by the Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library, will be held at the Lake Pleasant Library on Rt. 8 here Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, July 20, from 12-3 p.m. The Friends has a large supply of books, DVDs and CDs so stock up for summer reading. The books are "sold" by donation. The proceeds are used for the library's supplies, children's programs and community events.

LOCAL AUTHOR COMING

INLET--Inlet summer resident Kay Benedict Sgarlata will present and sign her debut novel, "Adirondack August," at the Adirondack Reader on Main Street here from 12-2 p.m. Friday, July 18. The following day, Saturday, July 19, Sgarlata will sign her novel at Old Forge Hardware from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"Adirondack August" is a work of fiction but stays true to the geography of New York state. The setting is Seventh Lake, and the story draws on Sgarlata's memories of her family's 80-year-old camp, first as a hunting lodge and later as a summer camp. Sgarlata has written two memoirs, "The Class of '60" and "Lessons from the Lower Road."

CHILDREN/TEENS

BASKETBALL CLINIC

WELLS--The Second Annual Wells Basketball Clinic will be Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wells Community Hall. Students in grades 3-9 are welcome.

The clinic will focus on a mix of individual improvement stations, exhilarating contests and 5 on 5 games. Improve basketball fundamentals while enjoying the game in a fun but competitive setting.

European professional player Harley Fuller will be there again, along with former Siena standout Mike Beers and former Coastal Carolina and Germany professional E.J. Gallup along with some of the area's top coaches.

There is a $20 fee to register. Contact Shawn Taylor on Facebook or call (518) 932-1450. All proceeds will be donated to Wells Youth Basketball.

MUSICAL WORKSHOP

NORTH CREEK--Our Town Theatre Group is bringing its Children's Musical Workshop program back to Tannery Pond Community Center here this summer. Young, aspiring performers can participate in this week-long workshop and learn about acting, singing, dancing, creating costumes and working together, culminating in a free short performance for family and friends.

Last year's children's musical workshop of "Bugz" was a hit for students and parents alike. Shelly Oliver, mother of two children in "Bugz," said, "It was a wonderful experience for them. In one short week, they met new friends and had a great time singing and performing."

This year's workshop will be the week of Aug. 4 with a performance Saturday, Aug. 9. See www.ottg.org for registration information.

CLASSES

BOATING COURSE SET

INLET--A three-day New York State Boater Safety Course will be held at Inlet Town Hall from 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2-5 p.m. July 12 and 10 a.m. to noon July 13. Participants must attend all three classes. There is a maximum of 20 students. Call (315) 723-9041 for reservations.

DRIVING COURSE SET

INDIAN LAKE--John Rathbun will hold a Defensive Driving Course at Byron Park here Sunday, July 13, from 1-7 p.m. Completing this course gives one a 10 percent savings on collision and liability premiums and helps reduce up to four points off a license. Pre-register by calling Rathbun at 648-5306.

PISTOL SAFETY COURSE

LAKE PLEASANT--The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office will hold a Pistol Safety Course Thursday, July 17, from 6-9 p.m. at the Indian Lake Town Hall on Pelon Rd. in Indian Lake. It costs $25 each, payable with cash or a check made out to "Hamilton County Sheriff's Office." Call the Hamilton County Jail at (518) 548-3113 to reserve a seat in the class.

CRAFTS & FLEAS

ARTS IN THE PARK

INLET--Arts in the Park returns for its 38th year July 19 and 20. Over 70 artists and craftsmen will be at Arrowhead Park selling their wares including pottery, quilts, handmade / hand-embroidered apparel, wrought iron, floral designs, jewelry, wall hangings, sand art, metal products, wooden items, furniture, photography, bird houses, leather items, fishing lures, redwood signs, lawn ornaments, and much more. Many will be demonstrating at their booths. A list of vendors can be found at InletArtsinthePark.com.

Kids for Utica will sell food. Fritz Henry will perform Saturday from 12-3 p.m. He has a wide-ranging repertoire of pop, folk, rock and country rock. Sunday listen to the Dixieland music of Don Cantwell and The Clef Dwellers out of Barneveld from 12-3 p.m. For more contact Inlet Information Office at (315) 357-5501, 1-866-GOINLET or info@inletny.com.

ENTERTAINMENT

BRIDGE & GAME NIGHT

LAKE PLEASANT--Weekly bridge games are being held at North Country Bible Fellowship on Elm Lake Road here Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., and this year board games have been added.

All adults are welcome to attend. Bridge players should bring cards and game players should bring board games. Call Mollie Tanner at 548-6201 with any questions.

EVENTS

CAR CRUISE MONDAYS

INDIAN LAKE--The town center here will be the scene of car cruises every Monday at 6:30 p.m. running through Sept. 1. For more information or to join call (518) 648-5306 or 648-5828.

MOREHOUSE DAY

MOREHOUSE--The Town of Morehouse will hold its annual Morehouse Day Saturday, July 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the Kids' Fishing Derby. A chicken barbecue starts at noon and runs until the food is gone.

A craft and bake sale starts at 9 a.m. and a bounce house will be set up all day. The Morehouse Museum will be dedicated to Carol Ford at 1 p.m.

JOIN THE FLOATILLA

LONG LAKE--Come out to the Long Lake Town Beach Saturday, July 12, for the annual Boat Floatilla Parade. Boat owners and renters have the chance to win a prize for Best Boat Float by participating in this evening event.

Pick a creative theme, decorate a boat and its crew and join the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at the state boat launch here at 4 p.m. for official line-up. Judges will be mixed into the crowd to score participants on creativity, interpretation and execution of theme.

No boat? No worries! Come out and enjoy the spectacle and live music by popular local group The Garrison, LeBlanc Trio.

TRICK TRAY TIME

SPECULATOR--Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library will hold its 16th annual Tricky Tray Wednesday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the pavilion here, across Rt. 30 from the public beach. The group has over 100 donated "trays" filled with many desirable items including toys, books, jewelry, wine, gift certificates and fun stuff.

Tickets are 50 cents each or 12 for $5. Fill them out with name and contact information and drop them into the cans next to trays to bid on them. The excitement begins at 3 p.m. with the drawing of winning tickets. One need not be present to win. Proceeds from the event are used for library supplies, children's programs and community events.

THROUGH THE WOODS

PISECO--Runners will test their endurance in the Wakely Dam Ultra. The race starts at Piseco Airport Saturday, July 19, at 6:30 a.m. and ends at Wakely Dam after a grueling 34 miles through the woods. For event details and to sign up go to http://www.wakelydamultra.com/

PISECO TRIATHLON

PISECO--The Adirondack Challenge Piseco Lake Triathlon will be Saturday, July 19, this year. It includes a half-mile swim, 11.5-mile bicycle race and a 3-mile run. Enter as a team or an individual.

Only on-line, pre-registration will be accepted. Go to www.speculatorchamber.com.

FILMS/MOVIES/TV

SEE 'THE MUSIC MAN'

WELLS--The Virginia Hosley Public Library will present the movie musical "The Music Man" Monday, July 21, at 7 p.m. Tap your toes to the tunes from this delightful Broadway hit in which brash con man Robert Preston, with his 76 trombones, falls for sweet young Marian, the librarian in small-town 1900s Iowa.

The library is on Rt. 30 in Wells, opposite the post office (in the basement; handicapped accessible). The movie, popcorn and refreshments are all free. The evening is sponsored by the Jolie Montaigne Property Owners Association and the library. Call Betty Higgins at 924-7245 for more.

FOOD

ALL YOU CAN EAT

INDIAN LAKE--B.A.D. (Be A Donor) will host an all-you-can-eat sit-down pasta dinner Saturday, July 12, from 4-8 p.m. at the Indian Lake Fire Hall. All proceeds will benefit the PKD (polycystic kidney disease) Foundation. The menu will be salad, garlic bread, pasta with meatballs and dessert. $7 adults, $4 under age 12.

A WESTERN BARBECUE

SPECULATOR--Oak Mountain Ski Center here presents its Western BBQ Saturday, July 19. A buffet of ribs, chicken, hamburgers, baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, watermelon and apple crisp will be available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Old Main will play from 7-11 p.m. (518) 548-3606 or info@oakmountainski.com.

GOLF

ADIRONDACK CHALLENGE

GLOVERSVILLE--The Nathan Littauer Foundation is hosting the 11th Annual Adirondack Challenge Golf Tournament Friday, July 18, at Lake Pleasant Golf Course in Lake Pleasant.

The format is the popular "scrambled" scramble with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Men, women and mixed foursomes are welcome in two divisions: up to age 57, and over age 58. Prizes will be awarded first, second and third place teams and for closest to the line and closest to the pin.

Proceeds benefit the Nathan Littauer Primary Care Center in Speculator.

On course beverages and snacks will be available, and a lunch will be served at Melody Lodge following the tournament. The cost is $110 each, including cart. For more call Kelly Colby at (518) 773-5505 or Mike O'Rourke at (518) 548-7071.

HISTORY

LAKE PLEASANT MUSEUM

SPECULATOR--The Lake Pleasant Museum on Rt. 8 here is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through September. New displays this year include Hunting Camps, A Woman's Work is Never Done, Rhinelander's, School Days and the Wall of Veterans.

For more information call the museum at 548-4478 or Aaron Weaver at 548-8351.

INLET HISTORICAL SOCIETY

INLET--The Inlet Historical Society building on Main Street is open Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Aug. 30.

WELLS MUSEUM OPEN

WELLS--The Wells Museum on Main St. here is open Fridays and Saturdays during July and August from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information call Wells Historical Society's Kathy Olsen at 924-7922.

IRON MINING HISTORY

TAHAWUS--Tour Tahawus and the deserted village of Adirondac with Adirondack Architectural Heritage Friday, July 11. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 3:30 p.m. The fee is $30 members / $40 non-members.

An odd assortment of structures stands on a remote road outside Newcomb: an imposing stone tower, a stabilized 19th-century house and a handful of tumbledown cottages. Look at more than a century of mining and see the 1854 McIntyre Furnace and the remains of the village of Adirondac and hear about the Adirondack Iron and Steel Company operations and the 20th-century mining operation at Tahawus.

The last stop is the Masten House, built as part of the Tahawus Club and now being restored. (518) 834-9328

TOUR AND CANE

SPECULATOR--The Historical Society of Lake Pleasant & Speculator will sponsor two events Tuesday, July 15.

Meet at the Lake Pleasant Historical Museum on Rt. 8 here at 10 a.m. for the free Rhinelander Tour. Learn the legend and history of the Rhinelanders, then carpool to the haunted ruins. For more information contact Anne Weaver at (518) 548-8351.

Caning of the Chairs will begin at 7 p.m. at Lake Pleasant Central School on Elm Lake Rd., presented by Linda's Antiques & Collectables in Broadalbin. This is a presentation on different kinds of caning. Free admission and beverages.

LECTURES/TALKS

MEET THE SCULPTOR

BLUE MT. LAKE--The July 14 Monday Evening Lecture at the Adirondack Museum here will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is $5 / free for museum members, students, and children. The museum will be open until 8 p.m., so bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds or get dinner from the museum's food service and attending the lecture. (518) 352-7311

Meet one of America's most renowned sculptors in "Locally Grown - Global Reach: The Contemporary Sculpture of John Van Alstine." Van Alstine creates art for the world from a restored 19th century Adirondack industrial complex on the Sacandaga River in the Town of Wells.

MUSIC

HARP AND HARMONY *

LONG LAKE -- Harp and Harmony and the Shawangunk Nature Preserve will present a concert at the United Methodist Church here at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10. They will perform arrangements of music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Christian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Achille-Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Joseph-Maurice Ravel, Otakar Sevcik, and Charles-Marie Widor.

A reception to meet the artists will follow the concert. Donations are appreciated to further fund the Long Lake Friends of Music concert series. For more information call (518) 624.2056.

SINFONIETTA COMING*

JOHNSBURG--The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will perform Saturday, July 12, at 7 p.m. in Tannery Pond Community Center at 228 Main St. here. This ensemble features 20 top musicians from around the country with world-renown guest artists appearing as soloists.

The repertoire will include Antonio Vivaldi's "Concerto for 2 Horns" with father and son David and Adam Pandolfi, Vivaldi's "Gloria Domine Deus" with soprano Hannah Harrow, daughter of flutist Anne Harrow, and music by Mozart, Copland, Anderson and Handy. Admission is $20 adults / $5 students over age 12 / free under age 12. (518) 251-3911 or upperhudsonmusicalarts.com

SUMMER SONGS

SPECULATOR--Begin the summer season with an energetic concert of "Spectacular Summer Songs" that includes songs reminiscent of the 1940s and 1960s. Speculator performing groups, The Mountain Arts Consortium Choral Group and A Pretty Good Band, will present songs that are sure to be crowd-pleasers including the Dixieland favorite, "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home" and the theme song from "Hawaii 5-0."

The free hour-long performance will be held at Lake Pleasant Central School, 120 Elm Lake Rd. here Saturday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. For more call (518) 548-4521 or visit the website at www.speculatorchamber.com.

HEAR THE TEE MOX

PISECO--The Piseco Coffeehouse Summer Series will begin its 2014 season with the popular Saratoga group, The Tee Mox (formerly the Tequila Mockingbirds), Thursday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at the Adirondack Education Center on Rt. 8 here. Admission fee is $10.

This innovative acoustic guitar duo, George Fletcher and Steve Mulvaney, specializes in instrumental improvisational jazz, blues, classical rock, and original material. They are well known throughout the Capital / Saratoga District for their masterful arrangements laced with unexpected twists and rock riffs.

BRIAN DETLEFS IN CONCERT

BLUE MT. LAKE--Brian Detlefs has been performing with the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Summer Theater Festival for the past three years, and now he brings his original music to Blue Mountain Lake for one night only: Monday, July 21, starting at 7 p.m. at the arts center here.

Hear numbers from his upcoming debut album "Straight on 'til Morning" as well as his musical love letters to his favorite part of New York state, the Adirondack Park. Admission is $20 / $12 members / $6 under age 12. (518) 352-7715

SOPRANO AND PIANO*

LONG LAKE--Soprano Haeran Hong and pianist Haesun Paik will give a concert at the United Methodist Church here at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24. This highly acclaimed Korean duo will present a variety of operatic arias as well as classical piano pieces.

A reception will follow the concert, which is part of a series presented by the Long Lake Friends of Music. Donations are appreciated. For more information call (518) 624-2056.

Hong has performed at the Metropolitan Opera and has an impressive repertoire of operatic roles. She was named a finalist for Placido Domingo's Operalia, the world opera competition.

Paik has performed throughout the globe following triumphs at major international piano competitions. She has appeared with many of the world's leading orchestras and such venues as Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

PERFORMING ARTS

PUPPET PEOPLE COMING

PISECO--The Piseco school would like to invite everyone to come Friday, July 11, at 10:30 a.m. for a free show called "Jack and the Beanstalk," presented by The Puppet People from Schenectady. The school is on Rt. 8 here. The Puppet People uses hand puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets and parade puppets to tell its tales, enthralling audiences of all ages.

'THE CHERRY ORCHARD'

TUPPER LAKE--See "The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov Friday and Saturday, July 11-12, at 7 p.m. at Big Tupper Ski Lodge here. Tickets are $40 members / $20 students under age 18 / $45 others. Call (518) 352-7715 or visit adirondackarts.org for tickets.

Produced by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mt. Lake, "The Cherry Orchard" is cherished for its brilliant wit and insight into the human condition. It lovingly portrays characters as they struggle against clashing desires during a societal shift toward modernization in rural Russia.

'TARZAN, THE MUSICAL'

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will present "Tarzan, the Musical," during July. Tickets are $15 members / $10 children under age 12 / $20 others with reduced prices for the last two shows. Call (518) 352-7715 or visit adirondackarts.org.

"Tarzan, the Musical" is based on the Disney animated film of the same name. It tells the story of an infant orphaned on the shores of West Africa who is raised by gorillas.

Performances are July 17 Long Lake School, July 18 Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb, July 19 Lake Placid Center for the Arts and July 20 Indian Lake Theater, all 7 p.m.; and July 23 View in Old Forge 7:30 p.m. Encore performances for $12 / $6 under age 12 will be July 22 Tupper Lake School and July 24 Clifton-Fine School, both 7 p.m.

VISUAL ARTS

THREE GALLERY SHOWS

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here has three gallery shows running through July 12: installations by Kristina Siegel and paintings by Stephen Von Mason and Leila Namin. Hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (518) 352-7715 or go to www.adirondackarts.org.

FOUR ARTISTS, ONE PARK

NORTH CREEK--The Widlund Gallery at Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main St., is presenting "Plein Air: An Adirondack Perspective," through July 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 12:30-3:30 p.m. weekends. Frances Gaffney (graphite), Diane Leifheit (pastel), Janet Marie Yeates (oil) and Sarah Yeoman (watercolor) are exhibiting.

Artists will paint outdoors in and around town July 17-18. The public is invited to watch July 17 during Art Walk from 5-7 p.m.

SPECULATOR ART SHOW

SPECULATOR--The 49th Annual Speculator Art Show will be Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the village pavilion here. There is no admission charge.

Local and visiting artists will display their work in a variety of categories. Artists may sell and/or exhibit their work.

For information and a registration form write Carol Dorr at 8 Millham Rd., Piseco NY 12139, call her at 548-3652 or email to cwarnerdorr@yahoo.com; or contact the Adirondacks Speculator Region Chamber of Commerce, POB 184, Speculator NY 12164, telephone 548-4521.

There is an artist registration fee for adults of $15 for one space and $25 for two spaces. There is no fee for students in Pre-K through grade 12.

THREE NEW SHOWS

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here has three new gallery shows running from July 17 through Aug. 16. Hours are Thursdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reception will be held Aug. 16 from 5:30-7 p.m.

"On Being," multi-media by Leonard Thomas-Vickory, is based trips to Japan, particularly zen philosophy and stone gardens. The works center on traditional Japanese banners called nobori. The notion is to bring solace.

"After," paintings by Laara Cassells, form part of a new series where contemporary figures are hooked into modern technology to extend discussions of art and celebrity status backwards and forwards in time.

"Untitled" abstract figurative oil paintings by Jenny Hutchinson are portrait-like and represent a combination of the model, the medium, and the artist.

Call (518) 352-7715 or go to 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 them to editor@hamiltoncountyexpress.com

     

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