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This is one of the paintings that is being exhibited at CVW Long Lake Public Library in "Living Artists: An Artist Retrospective.” The exhibition runs through September. (Photo submitted)


Coming Attractions -- 09/03/2014

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - Updated: 8:50 PM


SPECULATOR--The Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library’s last book sale of the season will be held at the Lake Pleasant Library on Rt. 8 here the same weekend as the Townwide Garage Sale. The books are “sold” by donation and the proceeds used for the library’s children’s programs, supplies and community events. 

Stop in Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 14, from 12-3 p.m. There is a large supply of books, DVDs and CDs; stock up for winter reading. The Friends is also selling its tent. It can be picked up Sunday after the sale.



PISECO--Piseco Ladies Auxiliary presents its annual Flea Market, Luncheon and Bake Sale Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit Piseco Volunteer Fire Department.

Twenty-one inside spaces are available, as well as 43 outside spaces. All are $5 each. Vendors should indicate which they prefer. This is the perfect opportunity to be located in a high traffic place the same day as the town-wide garage sale.

For more information call Sherry Matthews at 548-6347 or email to To reserve a space send check or money order made out to PVFDA to Sherry Matthews, 417 Old Piseco Rd., Piseco NY 12139.

The luncheon will include homemade soup, sandwiches, hot dogs, egg salad, grilled cheese and more, including desserts.



OLD FORGE--The Adirondack Canoe Classic will be Friday through Sunday, Sept. 5-7 this year. The 90-mile route runs from Old Forge through Long Lake and on to Saranac Lake, the first leg of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

This flatwater race follows the original "Highway of the Adirondacks," a continuous route from Old Forge through the Fulton Chain of Lakes to Raquette Lake, the Raquette River to Forked Lake and Long Lake and the Stony Creek Ponds and the Indian Carry to Upper Saranac Lake.

It then proceeds via Bartletts Carry to Middle Saranac Lake and Lower Saranac Lake, ending at the state boat launch on Lake Flower.

The Long Lake leg launches from Bissells Landing early Saturday, Sept. 6, with the first heat departing around 8 a.m. Watch from the beach and encourage the competitors.


NEWCOMB--The Town of Newcomb’s annual TR Weekend will be Sept. 5-7, celebrating its connection with Theodore Roosevelt, New York’s 33rd governor and the 26th president of the United States.

TR, who was vice president under President William McKinley, was visiting here when he learned McKinley was near death. He made a wild overnight ride from Newcomb to the train station at North Creek. While en route McKinley died and TR become president.

TR Weekend features an appearance by TR re-enactor Joe Weigand, free wagon tours to Great Camp Santanoni, tours of Tahawus and the Upper Works, a mountain bike ride to the Essex Chain, a 5K run, kid’s fishing derby, golf tournament, tour of Huntington Forest, float plane rides, fireworks, and much, much more. The schedule is online at; click on ‘Upcoming Events.’


LONG LAKE--The annual Long Boat Regatta here will begin at 11 a.m. at the Long Lake Town Beach Sept. 20. This is a competitive event featuring the North American War Canoe Championships, a 15-mile race on Long Lake. Other events include the 10-mile Adirondack Kayak Championships; New York State Collegiate C4 Championship; and 10-mile canoe, guideboat and “anything goes” races for youth and adults.

All races begin and end at the beach across from Adirondack Hotel. The entry fee is $25 each / $20 Adirondack Watershed Alliance members. Registration the day of the race is from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on the porch of Adirondack Hotel.


INLET--Inlet’s 21st Annual Fall Festival will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21, at Fern Park. Come join the fun where admission is free and the entertainment, parking and shuttle service are also free.


SPECULATOR--Apple Fest will be Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Speculator Pavilion off Route 30. Enjoy family activities, food, venders, games, and much more. Apple Fest is sponsored by the Historical Society of Lake Pleasant & Speculator.



NORTH CREEK--The Widlund Gallery at Tannery Pond Community Center here is presenting “What’s In Your Attic?,” a Johnsburg Historical Society exhibit of locally collected historic artifacts, through Sept. 24.

Now in its 40th year, Johnsburg Historical Society has been fulfilling its mission to preserve, protect and promote the history of the Town of Johnsburg since 1973. A collection of artifacts, photographs, textiles, books and more are housed at the Wevertown Community Center, a two-story white building (formerly Odd Fellows Meeting Hall) on Rt. 8 just north of its intersection with Rt. 28.

TPCC is at 228 Main Street. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 12:30-3:30 p.m. weekends.


LONG LAKE--The CVW Long Lake Public Library is celebrating the work of artists who have exhibited there in the recent past through September, in "Living Artists: An Artist Retrospective.” The exhibition showcases a few pieces of each artist's work, their bios, and information about the artwork. From paintings, collage, and encaustics to quilts and photography, this show is as diverse as the individuals participating.

An Artist Reception will be held at the library Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m., with sweet and savory refreshments catered by Sue Rohrey of Flavor in Long Lake. This event is free and open to the public.


LAKE GEORGE--The sculpture of Caroline Ramersdorfer and John Van Alstine will be on view at the Courthouse Gallery here from Sept. 13 through Oct. 17.

There will be an Opening Reception Saturday, Sept. 13, from 6-8 p.m., in between evening performances of the Lake George Jazz Weekend taking place in adjacent Shepard Park.

The event is free.



INDIAN LAKE--Indian Lake Theater will show “A Most Wanted Man,” one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's last roles, Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill-gotten fortune, both German and U.S. security agencies take a close interest. As the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity -- oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist. $5.


INDIAN LAKE--Indian Lake Theater will show “Boyhood” Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's movie is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before the audiences’ eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents, this film charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before.

Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent. Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. $5.


WELLS--Wells Wesleyan Church will hold Movie Night Sunday, Sept. 14, starting at 6 p.m. The church is on Rt. 30 here. See “North Avenue Irregular,” a family comedy about a minister and a few interesting ladies from his congregation who join forces with two treasury agents of the U.S. government to stop organized crime in their community.


INDIAN LAKE--The HFM Prevention Council will present a free viewing of "The Anonymous People" at Indian Lake Theater Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. Come for refreshments before the movie, starting at 6 p.m.

"The Anonymous People" is a feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It features prominent people who are living publicly in long-term recovery.


INDIAN LAKE--Indian Lake Theater will show “Calvary’ Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral -- and often comic -- problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. $5.



WELLS--The Wells United Methodist Church is holding a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 4:30-7 p.m. The menu consists of chicken in gravy on fabulous homemade biscuits by Bev Peters, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots, beverage, and homemade pies, cakes, and cookies. Cost is $8.50 for adults, $4 ages 6-12, and free under age 6. Take-outs and gluten-free options are available. The church is near the center of Wells hamlet on State Route 30.


INDIAN LAKE--The Indian Lake Country Christmas Tour “Taste of the Adirondacks” annual bake sale will be held during the Adirondack Mountains Antique Show here Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Rt. 28. Stop by, sit a spell, relax and enjoy homemade goods and a beverage.

Visitors will enjoy a large selection of freshly baked items including pies and cakes that can be purchased whole or in slices, brownies, cookies and breads. In addition, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water will be sold. Proceeds from the bake sale will cover expenses for this year’s Country Christmas Tour.

The 17th annual Country Christmas Tour will be Nov. 28-29. It features holiday gifts created by local artisans and crafters and family-friendly activities. For more call Annelies Taylor at (518) 352-1962.


BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will hold its annual harvest dinner Oct. 24 starting at 5 p.m. Come for an evening of great food and great company. Bring a dish to share. The event is free. Call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at for information.


BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will hold its end of the year free Soup Social celebration Dec. 19 starting at 5 p.m. Bring a favorite soup to share and join ALCA board and staff as they celebrate another successful year. Call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at for information.



LAKE PLEASANT--Twigs Treasures House is open with two floors of constantly changing arrays of antiques and slightly used furniture, household goods, toys, linens and more.

Twigs Treasures is on Page Street near the intersection with State Route 8, across from Lake Pleasant Park. To donate call Letty Rudes at 548-7077 Lore Frisk at 548-4668 or Susan Thielking at 548-6318.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 5 through Oct. 11, and Sunday and Monday of Columbus Day Weekend.


SPECULATOR--The annual Community-Wide Garage Sale of Speculator, Lake Pleasant, Piseco and Morehouse will be Saturday, Sept. 13, this year, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Balloons will mark participating sites.

The Adirondacks Speculator Region Chamber of Commerce organizes the event. There is no fee to participate; just call the chamber at 548-4521 to sign up and be on the map. Also, call the chamber to rent selling space at the Speculator Pavilion for $10.



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 Womanís Work is Never Done, Rhinelanderís, School Days and the Wall of Veterans.

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


NEWCOMB--Join Adirondack Architectural Heritage Saturday, Sept. 5, for a tour of Great Camp Santanoni here. 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 the Gate Lodge, the 200-acre farm and the Main Camp on Newcomb Lake to see ongoing restoration. The Santanoni Preserve 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. There is a suggested donation of $20. A limited number of seats are available on a horse-drawn wagon for a $25 fee. If handicapped say so when registering so the proper wagon can be readied. (518) 834-9328


NEWCOMB--Ready to show Santanoni some love? Volunteers are wanted for a work day Sept. 24. Bring lunch and plenty to drink. Wear appropriate clothing and bring bug and sun protection as well as trimmers, clippers, etc. if possible. All help is appreciated. For more information email Virginia at


INLET--The 2014 AARCH Awards Luncheon will be Monday, Sept. 29, at The Woods Inn here. Adirondack Architectural Heritage preservation awards recognize the hard-working and committed homeowners and organizations that value historic structures and protect them. The luncheon starts at noon and ends around 3 p.m. The fee is $40 each.

Built in 1894, The Woods Inn began life as the Hess Camp and operated as a Fourth Lake landmark until it closed in 1989. It stood vacant until 2003, when a dedicated couple began an extensive restoration to bring the hotel and restaurant back to life. That project earned a 2004 AARCH Preservation Award.


MOOSE RIVER PLAINS--Visitors are invited to the 23rd New York State Muzzleloaders Association Primitive Rendezvous & Hunt here Sunday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To reach the rendezvous take State Route 28 to Limekiln Road in Inlet to the ranger station and follow the signs.

Travel back to the 1800s and a mountain men rendezvous in the time it takes to get here. Mosey around, visit with the mountain men re-enactors and ask questions about the mountain man lifestyle. See tomahawk and knife throwing demonstrations, Dutch oven cooking, tipi and canvas lodge living, flint knapping, tools of the era and more.

There is no fee to visit. For more go to or contact Chris Smith at (315) 575-0756 or



PISECO--Adirondack Bible Chapel on Rt. 8 here will host David Masterson in concert Wednesday, Sept. 3, starting at 7 p.m.

Masterson is an accomplished concert pianist with a sensitive command of the keyboard and a special ability to communicate with his audiences. He combines the inspiration and enjoyment of music with words of Scripture and teaching to create an experience of worship, praise and delight.

Masterson has been arranging and performing at the piano for over 30 years. Come out for a night of great piano music and inspiration from the Scriptures.


BLUE MT. LAKE--Join the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here for a night of music by Wisewater, a country pop duo composed of Kate Lee (vocal, fiddle) and Forrest O’Connor (vocals, zouktar, and mandolin) Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 / $12 members, $6 under age 12.

The duo formed in early 2014 and has since performed at venues across the country, including The Grand Ole Opry and The Station Inn in Nashville, Joe’s Pub (New York City), and the Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago). Wisewater has shared the stage with Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Mary Gauthier, Bill Lloyd (of Foster & Lloyd), and many others.

Come experience the amazing talent of these rising Nashville stars. Call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at for more information.



LONG LAKE--Hike to Black Pond and Bridge Brook Pond with certified Guide Spencer Morrissey Saturday, Sept. 13. This is a new trail system that first passes Black Pond and then goes around. The newly developed but seldom visited trail then goes back to Bridge Brook Pond. Bring a camera; the trail is super scenic and a photographer’s delight.

It is about 4.5 miles round-trip. Pre-registration is required; call (518) 624-3077. Little Bus transportation is available from the Long Lake Town Offices to the trailhead. An adult must accompany children under age 16.


LONG LAKE--Hike through Indian Pass with guide Spencer Morrissey Saturday, Sept. 20. This popular hike of about 10 miles fills up quick. Be prepared for a long day and a lot of elevation change over rough terrain.

The hike starts at Upper Works in Newcomb and follows a muddy and difficult trail up and over Indian Pass, passing through boulders the size of three-story buildings and climbing ladders over tall cliffs. Take in the massive cliffs on Wallface while eating lunch at High Rock; bring binoculars to watch the rock climbers. The hike then continues over Indian Pass and exits at Adirondac Loj in Lake Placid, where the bus will be waiting.

Transportation is available from the Town Offices to the trailhead. An adult must accompany children under age 16. Pre-registration is required. Call (518) 624-3077.



NORTH CREEK--Our Town Theatre Group has announced auditions for its upcoming fall production of Deane and Balderston's "Dracula." Auditions will be held Sept. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek.

Deane and Balderston's "Dracula" is Bram Stoker's classic novel adapted for the stage. There are parts for two females and six males. All ages are welcome to audition. All materials are provided and no preparation is necessary. Actors will read selected scenes and only need to attend one of the two nights. It is not necessary to stay the entire time but could be helpful. Perusal scripts are available at the Johnsburg, Chestertown and Indian Lake libraries.

Performances will be Oct. 24-26 at TPCC. For more contact Colleen Potter at (518) 212-7769.


BLUE MT. LAKE--Audition for the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts holiday production Saturday, Sept. 6. Read a few lines and sing a few bars at any of three locations: Long Lake Town Hall from 12-1 p.m.; Indian Lake Town Hall from 2-3 p.m.; or the arts center from 4-5 p.m. Call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at for more.


OLD FORGE--View will present “Death of a Salesman” by Pendragon Theatre Monday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

The unraveling of the American Dream is at the heart of this 1949 Pulitzer Prize winner for Best Play. It is about down-on-his-luck salesman Willy Loman, family tensions, deferred dreams and unfulfilled lives. Powerful and disturbing, “Death of a Salesman” is a modern tragedy with a different perspective on the American Dream.

View is a multi-arts center at 3273 SR 28 here. Tickets are $20 / $18 members and can be purchased by calling (315) 369-6411 or online at


BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will present a delightful one woman show based on the life of poet Emily Dickinson from 1830 to 1886, written by William Luce, Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16 / $12 members, $6 under age 12.

Set in her Amherst, Mass. home, the play uses Dickinson’s work, diaries and letters to recollect her encounters with the significant people in her life: family, close friends, and acquaintances. It balances the agony of her seclusion with the brief bright moments when she was able to experience some joy. Call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at for more information.


BLUE MT. LAKE--Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are just a few of Maria’s favorite things, according to ìThe Sound of Music.î Join the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts and its cast of local actors for its annual holiday musical of the beloved classic, a timeless story that will please the whole family.

Performances will be Nov. 28 and 29 at Indian Lake Theater, 7 p.m.; Dec. 5 at Newcomb Central School, 7 p.m.; Dec. 6 at Long Lake Central School, 7 p.m.; and Dec. 7 at View in Old Forge, 2 p.m. (contact View for tickets).

Call (518) 352-7715 or visit the website at for information.



BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here is holding its annual Diversity Juried Photography Show through Sept. 27. Gallery hours are Mondays through Saturdays through August and Thursdays through Saturdays through September, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See a fantastic array of photographs from around the nation. A gallery reception will be held Sept. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. Call (518) 352-7715 or go to



OLD FORGE--The 33rd Annual Adirondacks Exhibition of American Watercolors at View on Rt. 28 here will run through Oct. 5. This yearís juried exhibit features over 70 artists.


BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here is holding its Diversity Juried Photography Show through Sept. 27. See a fantastic array of photographs from around the nation. Gallery hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 30, then Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during September. A gallery reception will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, from 5:30-7 p.m. Contact ALCA at (518) 352-7715 or


LONG LAKE--Come out to the Burns Road Wall, State Route 30, Friday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to watch artist Matt Burnett install the final painting of his Portraits in the Wilderness series. In addition to his installation he will discuss his project with the public. The rain date is Saturday, Sept. 6.


BLUE MT. LAKE--The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here will exhibit works by three artists from Oct. 2 through Nov. 8. It is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reception will be held Nov. 8 from 5:30-7 p.m.

“The Tomte Series” by Nils R. Caspersson is reflections of bold contemporary Scandinavian colors and traditional design done with acrylics.

“12:03” is mixed media by James Murray, a collection of eight wall-mounted works. Each displays a point in time or the existence of 11 dimensions represented as interconnected doors.

“Birds” is photography by Val Wolf. A variety of birds live and bring life to the Adirondacks that Wolf has photographed as they go about their daily business, from the delicate chickadee to the mighty bald eagle.

Contact ALCA at (518) 352-7715 or



BLUE MT. LAKE--Jim Kries will teach woodcarving at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It costs $60 for fees and materials. Contact ALCA at (518) 352-7715 or

Kriesí sculptures bring wood to life with the human form and emotion. Learn from a master and explore the art of carving. ìYou will leave our time together, for perhaps the first time in your life, with the knowledge of how your eyes should and will become your key to creating artÖî

* 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


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