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Boston-based bluegrass band Della Mae will be at Indian Lake Theater Wednesday, July 17, for a live concert. (Photo/David McClister)

Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn will entertain Saturday, July 20, from 7-9 p.m. at Arrowhead Park in Inlet. (Photo submitted)

Somerset Winds will play at the United Methodist Church in Long Lake Thursday, July 25. (Photo submitted)

The steamship replica W.W. Durant plies the waters of Raquette Lake. Raquette Lake Navigation Company has plenty of cruises planned for the week. (Photo provided)

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Lots of events leading up to Cuomo vs. Bloomberg Monday

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - Updated: 10:11 PM

By PETE KLEIN and CRISTINE MEIXNER

Express News Staff

INDIAN LAKE - The Adirondack Challenge is being expanded by a day so a special whitewater race featuring Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg can be held.

They will race down the Indian River sometime Monday afternoon, July 22. This means Cuomo will race twice in two days.

The exact starting time for Cuomo vs. Bloomberg was not known as of Monday afternoon.

The governor's Invitational Whitewater Race Sunday, July 21, at 1 p.m., featuring Cuomo and other state and local elected officials, will also take place on the Indian River. Twenty-five rafts with six-person teams will race 2.5 miles from the put-in below Lake Abanakee Dam to the Hudson River.

Both races are media-only events, due to the rough terrain around the river, and will be covered by local and downstate media. The public will be able to see a video of racing highlights Sunday from 3-3:30 p.m. in the Main Tent at Byron Park and on television reports.

FLATWATER RACES

The 15-mile Adirondack Challenge Flatwater Canoe Races starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 21, will take place on Indian Lake with over 100 competitors from across the U.S. and Canada.

It will feature mixed canoe teams -- two men and two women -- competing for $8,960 in prize money. The winners will get $2,500 and the next nine teams will each get progressively less.

The first three finishers in the pro canoe races for men, women and seniors (combined age of 250 or more) will also get prize money: $600, $400 and $200.

These four races start and finish at the Rt. 30 boat launch at Lewey Lake Public Campground on Rt. 30. Spectators are welcome.

The New York State College C-4 Challenge Cup race and 10-mile amateur canoe and kayak races with a variety of classes are also scheduled.

Adirondack Watershed Alliance in Lake Clear, the same group that organizes the '90-Miler' Adirondack Canoe Classic from Old Forge to Saranac Lake each year, is handling the flatwater races. Go to macscanoe.com for more.

ADIRONDACK CHALLENGE FESTIVAL WEEK

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 

BID IN TRICKY TRAY

SPECULATOR--A Tricky Tray to benefit Lake Pleasant Library will be held Wednesday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Speculator Pavilion on Rt. 30 here. Buy tickets and place them into cans next to trays of prizes one would like to win.

WOODLAND WILDFLOWERS

INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake Garden Club will meet Wednesday, July 17, at 10 a.m., at the Ski Hut on Tower Hill off Rt. 30. Member Lois Kelley will give a presentation on Woodland Wildflowers. The program will progress through the seasons, including a look at some of the flowers that appear far above the ground in trees (pine, cedar, etc.). Kelley was formerly director at the Goodwin State Forest Conservation Center in Hampton, Conn.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY PIZZA CRUISE

RAQUETTE LAKE--Join Raquette Lake Navigation Company on the W.W. Durant for a Family-Friendly Pizza Cruise Wednesday, July 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Board at the Raquette Lake Waterfront, 254 Antlers Road, at 11 a.m. $25/$15/$5. (315) 354-5532 or www.raquettelakenavigation.com.

KIDS' ART CLASSES

LONG LAKE--Cindy Black will hold Kids' Art Class - Tempura Paints at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion on Rt. 30 here Wednesday, July 17, from 1-3:30 p.m. Children ages 5-10 should bring a smock or big t-shirt and an adult. (518) 624-3077.

WINE & COCKTAILS

RAQUETTE LAKE--Join Raquette Lake Navigation Company on the W.W. Durant Wednesday, July 17, from 2-4 p.m. for the Adirondack Challenge Wine & Cocktails Sampling. Adirondack Challenge challenges Middle Sister Wine & Cocktails to a sampling. $25 each for appetizers, samples, cruise. Board at the Raquette Lake Waterfront, 254 Antlers Rd. (315) 354-5532 or www.raquettelakenavigation.com.

EDIBLE BOOK FAIR

LONG LAKE--An Edible Book Fair will be held Wednesday, July 17, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Long Lake Town Hall on Rt. 30 here. The CV Whitney Long Lake Library presents a celebration of food and edible 'books.' Devour a favorite book. A must-see and taste event for food and book lovers. (518) 624-3077 or www.mylonglake.com.

HOMEMADE DINNERS

LONG LAKE--ADK Challenge Italian Homemade Dinner Night at Cybercreek Café, 1142 Main St. (behind Hoss's Country Corner) will be Wednesday, July 17, from 5:30-8 p.m. Enjoy a home-style meal featuring locally grown fresh ingredients. Outside dining available. (518) 624-6466.

BOARD FOR INTIMATE DINING

RAQUETTE LAKE--Join Raquette Lake Navigation Company on the W.W. Durant Wednesday, July 17, from 6-9 p.m. for an Intimate Dining Experience. Guaranteed private seating at your own table. Must be 18 or older. $75 each inclusive. Board 5:30-6 p.m. at the Raquette Lake Waterfront, 254 Antlers Rd. (315) 354-5532 or www.raquettelakenavigation.com.

DELLA MAE TO PLAY

INDIAN LAKE--Boston-based bluegrass band Della Mae will be at Indian Lake Theater on Main St. here Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. for a live concert. The five multitalented young women of Della Mae are respectful of American musical tradition but not restricted by it. "We're really excited to draw such talent this far up north," says ILT Director Danielle Shaw. Advance tickets are available for $18 at the theater or by phone at (518) 648-5950 or e-mail info@indianlaketheater.org ($22 at the door).

LEARN DECOUPAGE

RAQUETTE LAKE--Join a Decoupage Craft Class Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at Raquette Lake Library here and make a decoupage box or journal to take home. Everyone is welcome to this free class at 1 Dillon Rd. It is great for kids and adults of all ages. Call (518) 624-3077 for more information.

OPEN MIC SLATED

LONG LAKE--Hoss's Country Corner at 1142 Main St. here will hold the Adirondack Challenge Open Mic Wednesday, July 17, from 7-10 p.m. Free to participants. Comedy, music, anything goes. Prizes. 800-952-4677 or www.hossscountrycorner.com.

'SHREK THE MUSICAL'

BLUE MT. LAKE--Based on the Oscar-winning film, "Shrek the Musical" brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to the stage, presented by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here. "Shrek" is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun.

Dates are: July 17, 8 p.m., View, Old Forge; July 18, 8 p.m., Long Lake Central School; July 19, 8 p.m., Newcomb Central School; July 20, 8 p.m., ALCA; July 21, 2 p.m., Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek; and July 21, 8 p.m., Indian Lake Theater. Tickets are $20 / $15 ALCA members, $5 ages 12 and under. Visit the website at www.adirondackarts.org to buy tickets.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

MAKE YOUR OWN PADDLE

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 30 here will host craftsman Caleb Davis and his Traditional Paddle Making Workshop July 18 and 25. Participants will use hand tools to make their own cherry paddles. This one-day workshop is physically demanding. Fees are $125 each for a single blade paddle and $135 for a double bladed paddle. Pre-registration is required at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

LUNCHEON CRUISE SET

RAQUETTE LAKE--Join Raquette Lake Navigation Company for a Luncheon Cruise on the W.W. Durant Thursday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Board at the Raquette Lake Waterfront, 254 Antlers Rd. (315) 354-5532 or www.raquettelakenavigation.com.

SCENIC FLOATING EXCURSION

RAQUETTE LAKE--Join Raquette Lake Navigation Company for a Scenic Excursion on the W.W. Durant Thursday, July 18, from 2-3:30 p.m. $15 / $10 / free under age 4. Snacks and beverages sold. Board at the Raquette Lake Waterfront, 254 Antlers Rd. from 1:30-2 p.m. (315) 354-5532 or www.raquettelakenavigation.com.

STRING BEE IN CONCERT

RAQUETTE LAKE--String Bee, a stylistically diverse acoustic trio, plays a free concert at St. William's on Long Point here Thursday, July 18, starting at 7 p.m. 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 will be held to help defray costs.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

BOOK SALE COMING

SPECULATOR--The Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library will hold a Book Sale Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, from 12-3 p.m. at the library on Rt. 8. A huge selection of books and other media are "sold" by donation. (518) 548-4411 or www.lakepleasantlibrary.org.

LEARNING TO PERFORM

BLUE MT. LAKE--Christopher Shaw will teach his Stories and Performance: It's Your Turn to Shine! workshop at the Adirondack Museum on Rt. 30 here Friday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn the art of weaving interesting and funny stories into a performance.

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 museum, working with schoolchildren to explore Adirondack history through song and stories. The fee is $50 each. Register at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

THREE NEW EXHIBITS

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will have works by three artists mounted from July 19 through Aug. 17: "Underwaterlilies" by William Scully, "Untitled" by Ricardo Onascimento and "Midlife Mermaid" by Jane Zweibel. Summer gallery hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 12-4 p.m. Sundays.

Scully's underwater digital photography captures water lilies in a unique underwater perspective. Onascimento mixes craft techniques and electronics to create sculptures exploring different cultures and traditions. Zweibel's sewn, stuffed and painted sculptural objects push and blur the boundaries and conventions of sculpture and painting.

WELLS GARAGE SALE

WELLS--The Town of Wells Community-Wide Garage Sale will be July 19-21. Hot dogs, soda and water will be sold outside Wells Museum and barbecued chicken dinners Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at Steve's Garage. The County Line Rebels will play from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Wells Pavilion. Along with original songs the group performs classic, new country and a little '50s and '60s rock and roll.

LUNCHEON CRUISE SET

RAQUETTE LAKE--Join Raquette Lake Navigation Company for a Luncheon Cruise on the W.W. Durant Thursday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Board at the Raquette Lake Waterfront, 254 Antlers Rd. (315) 354-5532 or www.raquettelakenavigation.com.

MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT

SPECULATOR--The ADK Challenge Mini Golf Tournament will be Friday, July 19, starting at 11 a.m. at Oak Mountain Ski Center off Elm Lake Rd. here. Teams of 3-4 people ages 12 and up complete two rounds; cash prize for winning team. Show your ADK Challenge receipt and get a free chairlift ride Saturday. Rain or shine; this course is under cover. $15 each. (518) 548-3606 or www.oakmountainski.com.

ELECTRIC LAUNCH RIDE

RAQUETTE LAKE--The Adirondack Challenge Elco Electric Launch Boat Ride up the Marion River leaves the Raquette Lake Waterfront at 254 Antlers Rd. here Friday, July 19. Board 1:30 p.m., sail 2-4 p.m. Quiet. Green. Serene. $25. Limited to eight, reservations required. (315) 354-5532 or www.raquettelakenavigation.com.

IT'S FLOAT NIGHT

LONG LAKE--The Town of Long Lake will host Float Night at the Long Lake Town Beach Friday, July 19, from 5-7 p.m., 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. Lifeguards. (518) 624-3077 or www.mylonglake.com.

DO-SI-DO YOUR PARTNER

INDIAN LAKE--Join the Adirondack Challenge Square Dance Friday, July 19, from 6-9 p.m. in the market parking lot at the intersection of state routes 28 and 30 here, featuring the Upstate New Yorkers. Instruction will be provided. This old-fashioned square dance is free. (518) 648-5112 or www.indian-lake.com.

'DESPICABLE ME 2'

INDIAN LAKE--Worldwide blockbuster "Despicable Me" entertained audiences around the globe in 2010. "Despicable Me 2" brings more minion madness to Indian Lake Theater on Main St. here July 19-24, at 7 p.m. $5. (518) 624-5950 or www.indianlaketheater.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

RUN, BIKE AND SWIM

PISECO--The Piseco Lake Triathlon will be Saturday, July 20, this year. Individuals and teams will swim half a mile, bicycle 11.5 miles and run three miles. The event starts at 9 a.m. on the beach at The Irondequoit Inn on Old Piseco Road here and ends at Piseco Airport, where medals will be awarded. Contestants must pre-register online at www.speculatorchamber.com.

BOOKS & OTHER GOODIES

INDIAN LAKE--The Friends of the Indian Lake Library will conduct a Adirondack Challenge Summer Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, at Indian Lake Town Hall on Pelon Road. Hundreds of gently used books will be sold. Baked goods will be available July 20 only.

ARTS IN THE PARK

INLET--The 37th Annual Arts in the Park craft fair here will be July 20-21 starting at 10 a.m. at Arrowhead Park on Main St. Over 90 vendors will sell their wares Saturday to 5 p.m. and Sunday to 4 p.m. with music from 12-3 p.m. both days and Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m.

There is additional free parking in front of The Woods Inn and at Fern Park (free shuttle service between Arrowhead and Fern parks). (315) 357-5501 or info@inletny.com.

SONGWRITING 101

BLUE MT. LAKE--Christopher Shaw, one of the best-known Adirondack singer-songwriters touring today, will hold his Songwriting: Adirondack Style! workshop Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adirondack Museum on Rt. 30 here. $50 each; register at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops. Bring guitar, legal pad, pencils and erasers and learn about structure, finding your muse, and how to trick yourself out of writer's block.

His 10 albums have sent Shaw all over the world as Taylor Guitars' first international clinician demonstrating American folk and country guitar styles. He's also an Artist in Residence at the museum.

CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW

INDIAN LAKE--Check out the Adirondack Challenge Craft & Vendor Show July 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day on the lawn at Indian Lake Central School on W. Main St. 648-5112 or www.indian-lake.com.

CLASSIC CAR SHOW

INDIAN LAKE--The Adirondack Challenge Antique & Classic Car Show / Motorcycle Training Demonstrations will be Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main St. here, across from Marty's Chili Nights. 518-648-5112 or www.indian-lake.com.

AQUA FEST IS NEW

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Museum on Rt. 28/30 here will hold its first Aqua Fest Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to celebrate work and play on rivers, streams, lakes and ponds and explore some of the threats facing the region's waterways.

Experts will give presentations, displays and activities on watery topics: water quality, aquatic plants and animals, log drives, fishing, boating and more. Activities include a toy boat workshop, guideboat hat craft project and fly tying. "Mess about" with different boats on the pond. (518) 352-7311 or www.adirondackmuseum.org.

LUNCHEON BUFFET CRUISE

RAQUETTE LAKE--Join Raquette Lake Navigation Company for a Luncheon Buffet Cruise on the W.W. Durant Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Board at the Raquette Lake Waterfront, 254 Antlers Rd. (315) 354-5532 or www.raquettelakenavigation.com.

ARTISTS AND AUTHORS

INDIAN LAKE--Abanakee Studios on Route 28 here will host two days of Adirondack art, crafts, music and writing July 20-21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participating artists Saturday will be watercolorist Sarah Yeoman, pastel artist Joann Quinlivan, illustrator Jan Palmer and graphite artist Frances Gaffney. Authors represented will be Nancy Best, Calvin Boal, Richard Frost, Larry Gooley, Carol Gregson, Gail Huntley, Peter Klein, Randy Kneer, Kathleen Larkin, Gary McLouth, Jay O'Hern, Frank Shane, Peter Pollak, Daniel Way and Donald Wharton with music by the Brian Mulligan Band.

Sunday's lineup includes spinner Judy Blanchette, paddle maker Caleb Davis, jeweler Linda Doyle, the Clear Creek Weavers basket makers and totem carver Andree F. Newton and the bluegrass band Washington County Line. (518) 648-5013 or www.abanakeestudios.com.

HISTORIC TOUR OF IL

INDIAN LAKE--A Historical Walking Tour of Indian Lake will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Town Hall on Pelon Road here, off W. Main St., and run to 1 p.m. Walk back through time through and around homes and business of historical significance on this tour guided by Hamilton County Historian Bill Zullo. 518-648-5112 or www.indian-lake.com.

IT'S A SUMMER BASH

INDIAN LAKE--The Town of Indian Lake will hold the Adirondack Challenge Summer Bash at Byron Park on E. Main St. (Rt. 28) here Saturday, July 20, from 12-4 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. This family-friendly event includes games, bouncies, a dunk tank, demonstrations, face-painting, storyteller Bill Smith, food, fun, music and more. The Knights of Columbus will start serving chicken barbecue at noon.

Admission is $3; children must be accompanied by an adult. (518) 648-5828 or www.indian-lake.com.

CHICKENS BARBECUE IN IL

INDIAN LAKE--The Knights of Columbus and Town of Indian Lake will sponsor a Chicken Barbecue Sunday, July 20, at Byron Park Pavilion off Rt. 28 here. It will run from noon to sold out.

FIREMEN THROW A PICNIC

LAKE PLEASANT--Lake Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Community Picnic Saturday, July 20, from 12-4 p.m. at the firehouse on South Shore Road here. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage sandwiches and fixings; raffles; and the drawing for the winner of the annual 50-50 raffle. Donations are gratefully accepted.

ART AND PHOTO SHOW

LONG LAKE--Long Lake's annual Art and Photo Show will be July 20-27 from 1-7 p.m. daily at Town Hall, 1130 Deerland Rd. (518) 624-3077 or www.mylonglake.com 

CHICKEN AND MUSIC

WELLS--Come to Wells Saturday, July 20, for a Chicken Barbeque from 1-3 p.m. and the County Line Rebels Band from 4-8 p.m. at the Wells Pavilion. Dinner is $9 each. It includes barbecued chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and a bottle of water. It will be held on Main St. in front of Steve's Garage and next to the firehouse from 1-3 p.m.

WATERSKI SHOW SLATED

LONG LAKE--The 2011 Eastern Regional Water Ski Champions will perform at the Long Lake Town Beach on Rt. 30 Saturday, July 20. See pyramids, jumps, stunts and barefoot waterskiing by the US Waterski Show Team. Demos kick off in the morning around 10 a.m. with a full show at 3 p.m. Free. Arrive early; parking at the beach is limited. Additional parking is available at the school and town hall. (518) 624-3077, www.mylonglake.com.

HISTORIC TOUR OF BML

BLUE MT. LAKE--A Historical Walking Tour of Blue Mountain Lake will run from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, led by Hamilton County Historian Bill Zullo. Includes several churches and other buildings of historical significance. Meet at the Episcopal Church on Rt. 30. 518-648-5112 or www.indian-lake.com.

FIREMEN WILL BARBECUE

INDIAN LAKE--Indian Lake Vol. Fire Dept. will hold an Adirondack Challenge Barbeque at the fire hall on E. Main St. here Saturday, July 20, starting at 4 p.m. Barbequed chicken and ribs, corn on the cob, baked potato, roll.

HISTORIC BOAT TOUR

BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Challenge Blue Mountain Lake Historic Boat Tour will be Saturday, July 20, from 4-5 p.m. from Blue Mountain Boat Livery, Rt. 30 here, aboard "The Oneonta." The tour features camps, hotels, steamboats and workers and players in the late 1800s. End of an Era: Typhus, bankruptcy, and classic characters; A New Generation: The end of the Great Camps, preservation efforts and current development. 518-352-7351 for reservations.

ICE CREAM CONTEST

INDIAN LAKE--Stewart's Shop on E. Main St. here will hold the Adirondack Challenge Ice Cream Eating Contest Saturday, July 20, at 4:30 p.m. 518-648-5112 or www.indian-lake.com.

THE FULTON CHAIN GANG

INDIAN LAKE--The Fulton Chain Gang will play in the Adirondack Challenge Boot Stompin' Country Concert in the market parking lot at the intersection of state routes 28 and 30 here Saturday, July 20, from 5-9 p.m. Free. Bring a chair and dancing shoes. For more call (518) 648-5828.

THE JAY WALKEN BAND

LONG LAKE--The Adirondack Challenge Concert Saturday, July 20, with The Jay Walken Band runs from 6-10 p.m. at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion off Rt. 30. Free. Contemporary country, blues, rock and roll. (518) 624-3077 or www.mylonglake.com

SUNSETS BY THE LAKE

INLET--The Town of Inlet's Sunsets by the Lake Concert Series will continue Saturday, July 20, from 7-9 p.m. at Arrowhead Park off Rt. 28 (rain site Fern Park Pavilion) with Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn. Bring a blanket or a chair. (315) 357-5501 or www.inletny.com.

TAKE A MOONLIGHT CRUISE

RAQUETTE LAKE--Join Raquette Lake Navigation Company for a Moonlight Cruise with live entertainment on the W.W. Durant Saturday, July 20. $7 fee includes a chance to win a dinner cruise. Cash bar - alcoholic / non-alcoholic beverages and snacks available. Board at the Raquette Lake Waterfront, 254 Antlers Rd. (315) 354-5532 or www.raquettelakenavigation.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 21  -- THE BIG DAY

THE 2013 ADIRONDACK CHALLENGE

Byron Park, Indian Lake

(518) 548-3076

All Day Starting at 11 a.m.

• New York foods, wines, beers and soft drinks sold

• Taste of New York samplings

• Live Bands

• Robot Zone - Clarkson University, hands-on demos - quad copter and assistive robotic devices

• Hudson River-related demo / activity SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry

• Invasive Species activity, Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District

• Free take-way: make a balsam sachet

• Climbing wall, bouncy house, water slide, Whitewater Wii

• Adirondack boat builder demos on the water (guide boats and canoes)

• New York State Outdoor Guides Assoc. 21st century encampment and demos

• I Love NY

• Nature Conservancy

• Hudson River Activities - SUNY ESF

• Adirondack Goodboat - Mason Smith

• Hornbeck Boats - Peter Hornbeck

• Woodward Boat Shop - Chris Woodward

• Lake Street Boat Works - Joe Spadaro

• Allan Fosella - Adirondack Boats

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Too Tall String Band, traditional music with hammered dulcimer and fiddle flair (Main Tent)

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Adirondack Wildlife Refuge educators with live birds of prey, including an owl, hawk and falcon (Family Tent)

1-3 p.m.: Stony Creek Band, bluegrass as featured on The Today Show (Main Tent)

1-3 p.m.: Karen Glass, Adirondack storyteller (Family Tent)

1-3 p.m.: Smoky Bear and a forest ranger mingle with visitors

3-3:30 p.m.: Flat Water Challenge and Whitewater Challenge Race Video Highlights (Main Tent)

3:30-4 p.m.: Flat Water Challenge and Whitewater Challenge Awards Presentation

4:30-7 p.m.: Lucid - rock out in the Main Tent

7 p.m. - Festival Ends. For more details about park-wide Adirondack Challenge Week activities, visit the I Love NY Website

SUNDAY, JULY 21, CONTINUED

ADK. CHALLENGE HIKE

INDIAN LAKE--Hike to Pasley Falls here Sunday, July 21. Guided flat, 2.8-mile hike along the Cedar River to the waterfall. All ages. Wear appropriate footwear (may be some wet spots) and long pants. Meet at the Town Hall parking lot on Pelon Road at 9 a.m. Advance registration recommended at Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce 518-648-5112 or indianlakechamber@frontiernet.net.

HISTORY AND A CRUISE

RAQUETTE LAKE--An Adirondack Challenge National Historic Landmark and Historic Place tour Sunday, July 21, has been packaged with a Luncheon Cruise aboard the W.W. Durant, leaving from the Raquette Lake Waterfront. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A guided tour of National Historic Landmark Pine Knot, the first Great Camp, and a visit to St. William's, built in 1890. Both are boat access only. The W.W. Durant will provide water taxi service as well as a luncheon. $54 each, reservations required. 315-354-5532 or www.raquettelakenavigation.com.

TOUR SAGAMORE

RAQUETTE LAKE--Tour Great Camp Sagamore on Sagamore Rd. here Sunday, July 21, at 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. with Blacksmith David Woodward. $16 adults, $8 school-age children. Seniors $2 discount. Through July 25. Free for Sagamore members and active military personnel. (315) 354-5311 or www.greatcampsagamore.org.

GUITAR BOOT CAMP

BLUE MT. LAKE--Join Christopher Shaw Sunday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Campfire Guitar Boot Camp I at the Adirondack Museum, Rt. 30. Learn tricks and licks and get on the fast lane to playing in some amazing tunings. Students must be able to play all first position chords and switch back and forth with them in time. Bring guitar, capo, questions and problem spots. $50 each; register at www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/workshops.

Shaw is one of the best-known Adirondack singer-songwriters touring today. He is Taylor Guitars' first international clinician demonstrating American folk and country guitar styles.

JAM SESSION SET

LONG LAKE--A traditional music jam session featuring a variety of acoustic folk instruments will be held Sunday, July 21, from 4-6 p.m. at The Knoshery, a short-order snack stop with tables under a shelter near the town beach in Long Lake. Musicians of all levels are encouraged to come and join in, and everyone is encouraged to come and listen, sing and dance.

Some of the instruments typically used at these sessions are guitar, fiddle, dulcimer, mandolin, accordion, concertina, banjo and bass. Music featured will be Old Time, Celtic, folk, bluegrass and anything anyone wants to play or sing. For more information call (518) 624-3879.

Caleb Davis of Long Lake works on a handmade cherry canoe paddle. He will hold his Traditional Paddle Making Workshop July 18 and 25 at The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mt. Lake.(File Photo/Cristine Meixner)

     

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