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April 24, 2014 - May 09, 2014
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When: Today until Sun, Apr 27, 2014
Where: Adirondack Folk School and the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center
The Adirondack Folk School is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual ADK Fiber Experience Getaway Weekend event scheduled from Thursday night, April 24, 2014 through Sunday, April 27, 2014. We've grown so much we now have two Fiber Experience sites: the Adirondack Folk School and the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George.
When: Today until Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
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Come to the 2nd Annual Adirondack Fiber Experience event. Scheduled from Thursday night, April 24, 2014 through Sunday morning, April 27, 2014, this year we've grown so much we have two Fiber Experience sites: the Adirondack Folk School and the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $5.
Knitters, why not have stitch markers as unique and creative as your knitted item? Throw away your plastic markers and handcraft your very own stitch markers using wire, beads, and charms. Easy to make, join us for this fun class and make stitch markers that will be the envy of your fellow knitters! The materials fee covers the cost of brass or copper wire and beads to make a number of stitch markers. Additional beads and silver wire will be available to purchase from the instructor during the class.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $7.
Come join us and learn the basics of spinning on a drop spindle. We will cover drafting, spinning, plying and finishing your yarns. If you do not have a spindle, one will be provided. Spinning fibers will be provided. No experience necessary!
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $10.
Come make a unique case for your phone or pocket-style camera using a seamless wet felting technique, merino wool, and decorative embellishments. You'll be amazed at what you can create in this fun 1/2 day class. Supplies to bring: a plastic dish tub or bowl, small yogurt size cup, plastic grocery bag, soap-either liquid dish soap (ivory) or bar (preferably olive oil based, or glycerin), 2-3 towels, scissors and notepad. Open to all skill levels.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $23.
Felt is a perfect medium to capture the essence of the Adirondacks in a landscape. In this workshop we will use natural fibers and learn a simple wet felting technique to make our felted "sketches". You will discover the unique felting characteristics of various fibers and how to use them to their best effect: wool batt, wool roving, nepps and locks, mohair, silk hankies, silk top and silk blends, linen and hemp.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $18.
Experiment with an array of fabrics and fibers as you learn to wet felt a textured art collage. This is a freeing form of fiber play. No prior felting experience required, just let your creative side flow. Please bring two old hand towels. All other materials will be supplied. Please wear sleeves that can be rolled up out of your way to stay dry; a heavy cloth apron or a waterproof apron is helpful too.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $12.
Add a little glamour to your wrists! We will be knitting a pair of traditional beaded "pulsvarmers" with a pattern of knit in beads. These are fun and easy to knit! Learn a provisional cast on, how to add and knit in beads, and read a chart. Bring a pair of 8" double-points US #1 and a pair of point protectors. Yarn and beads will be provided. Open to all skill levels.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $10.
In this class we will use Norwegian C1/Pelsull wool to create a vessel over a resist. Surface texture and shaping using several sculptural techniques will be explored. You'll create a small lovely vessel in this 1/2 day class. Supplies to bring: a plastic dish tub or bowl, small yogurt size cup, plastic grocery bag, soap-either liquid dish soap (ivory) or bar (preferably olive oil based, or glycerin), 2-3 towels, scissors and notepad. Open to all skill levels.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $10.
If you know how to knit you can make these lovely, playful, wearable bracelets with just a handful of beads and lots of wire! Create your own knit bracelet that will catch everyone's eye. You can't miss with this fun class.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 until Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $250. Materials Fee $25.
Table runners are a great home décor item that can spice up your table. Over the course of two days, you will dress your loom with soft, durable cotton yarn, and weave off a table runner that will compliment your home! You will select from a variety of patterns, and structures. This course will also include different methods of fringe tying and hemstitches to really make your weaving pop!
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 until Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 11:00 AM
Where: Garnet Hill Lodge
Cost: $450-$550 for the weekend, lodging, meals , and activities
RAW Fitness' Women's Weekend Retreat:Get away from it all by yourself or with a friend for the ultimate women's getaway! A healthy, but not strict, retreat that will encourage movement in the great outdoors through guided hikes and yoga/pilates as well as fun activities to let you blow off steam and feel great about giving back to yourself for once. A judgment-free weekend to try something new and feel great doing it!
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 until Mon, Apr 28, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $380. Member Tuition $340. Materials Fee $50.
The art of blacksmithing begins with a solid foundation and a focus on the fundamentals: safety, the proper construction and control of the forge fire, hammer control, and an introduction to tooling and its purpose. Beginning with the basic techniques of tapering, upsetting, squaring, rounding, scrolling, basic joinery and more, you will leave with a finished project of your own design.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $125. Materials Fee $10.
Gloves and mittens are still hand knit in Shetland today. These traditional pieces of knitting combine the elements of Fair Isle through the use of color and pattern. You will begin a pair of patterned fingerless mitts using your choice of colors of Shetland wool.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $15.
Scandinavians believed they could save the spirit of a good harvest by weaving wheat into characters or shapes and keeping them in a place of honor until the next planting season, thus ensuring a good harvest for the next year. In this class, you will get an introduction to the art of wheat weaving through the exploration of several basic techniques: braiding and knotting.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $125. Materials Fee $30.
This project will introduce you to nuno felt, a fabulous contemporary felting technique incorporating fine wool fibers, felted into a light base weave. During the felting process, shrinking of the wool fibers causes the silk fabric to ruche or gather up, creating a rich texture.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $125. Materials Fee $20.
In this class, we will use Merino wool to create a small seamless purse with a pocket and handle. While exploring the basics of seamless wet felting, there will be an emphasis on color mixing and surface design. You will be amazed at the beautiful purse you will create in one day!
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $125.
Connect to early American women in this introductory rug hooking class. Come expand your knowledge of Folk Art, and try your hand at this traditional art form. This class will focus on the color texture and design of a small primitive bird, size 21" x 24". Students will learn how to turn a simple pattern into an instant antique.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852
Cost: Free
Frogs and toads and salamanders, oh my! Come unlock the secrets of vernal pools and explore the springtime rituals of these amazing animals. All ages welcome. Be sure to wear appropriate layers of clothing and footwear. Pre-registration is required. Please call 518-582-2000.
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 8:00 AM
Where: Lake George, New York
Start at the Minnehanna Cruise Boat on Beach Street by the Fort William Henry Conference Center. Finishes at back door of Hotel. Parking at Resort or near Start line.
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $30.
If you've ever admired the wooden pepper grinders you see in kitchen stores, here's your chance to create your own woodturned pepper grinder. This pepper grinder will be a perfect addition to your kitchen or next dinner party. Learn spindle work and boring techniques.
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $5.
Bow drill fire making is an ancient way to start fire. Due to its primitive nature, you will quickly develop an intimate understanding of the principles of fire making. We will discuss wood types and the trees they come from to the structure of your fire itself. Your relationship to fire made through primitive techniques is rewarding beyond description!
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $50. Member Tuition $45. Materials Fee $10.
Most people think of finding water when they hear the word Dowsing. Yes, dowsing is for finding water; however, dowsing is also a way of getting in touch with our "Natural Knowing"… our intuition. We all have the ability to be more connected and know answers to our questions about what is for our highest good or where something is located.
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $10 per person; free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga
Spend an afternoon with Curator of Collections Chris Fox examining some of the rare and important manuscripts, books, and objects in the Fort's extensive collections. Highlights include the chance to get a close look at the autographs of many of the famous people who are connected with the Fort's history, objects associated with important people from the French & Indian War and American Revolution, and rare weapons from America's colonial period.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Cadyville Park & Recreation
Cost: $20 - $45
Come out to the Cadyville Disc Golf Course on May 3, 2014 for the Adirondack Open II. 2 Rounds of 18 Holes Players of ALL skill levels welcome. 72 PLAYER LIMIT-Sign up TODAY!
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $275. Member Tuition $265.
A gorgeous sunset awaits you in this one day nature photography tour. Travel to several nearby destinations and spend 90% of the day shooting pictures at beautiful Adirondack lakes and waterways. This nature photography tour is designed for those who are already comfortable with camera basics such as the relationship between aperture, shutter, and ISO settings.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Long Lake Town Hall
Cost: $35 Pre-paid
$35 Pre-paid required to NENY. Phone to register 518-624-3077. Reduce points on your license, save money on your insurance. Presented by Northern Eastern New York Safety Council.
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When: Sat, May 3, 2014 until Sun, May 4, 2014
Where: North Creek, NY
Don't miss the 57th Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby in North Creek NY. The area's longest running white water derby including slalom race, giant slalom race, music, awards and more!
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 until Sun, May 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $145. Member Tuition $130. Materials Fee $25.
Native Americans were very active in the history of this area. They were the greeters of the first Europeans and, as a result, their lives were forever changed. The use of European materials greatly influenced the crafts of Eastern Native Americans. Learn the history of the traditional craft of Native American beading.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 until Sun, May 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $230 Member Tuition $210. Materials Fee $45.
Before the age of cook stoves, meals were prepared and cooked either on an open fire or in the hearth at home. One of the most common and sought after cookware pieces was the spider. A spider is a long handled legged skillet that sits directly over the coals in which a variety of meals can be produced.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 until Sun, May 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $190 Member Tuition $170. Materials Fee $50.
Most Adirondack chairs look very similar and, in most cases, feel the same. Here's a revised version: the upright back with its back-hugging curve and wider base in the seat make this chair a joy to sit in, and most importantly, get out of! Join us and learn how to make this chair for your own "camp", or just to relax on your front porch.
When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: North Country Co-Op: 25 Bridge St Plattsburgh, NY
Cost: $5 for 2 Pancakes
Support local roller derby! Come out to North Country Food Co-op on May 4th between 8am and 1pm for a delicious pancake breakfast. All ages welcome! $5 will get you two delicious pancakes. All proceeds go towards Plattsburgh's own North Country Lumber Jills. Syrup provided by Homestead Maple & coffee by Lakeside Coffee.
When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95 Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $25.
If you've wanted to make your own pizzas and wondered about restaurants that use wood-fired ovens to make their pizzas, then this is the perfect class for you. We've combined a trip to the Downtown City Tavern in Glens Falls to see the inner sanctums of their pizza operation with making pizzas at AFS and firing them in our very own outdoor bake oven. Learn all about how pizza is done and then practice on your own pies.
When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Melissa Penfield Park - 139 Boynton Ave, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Spend a fun filled afternoon with your pet! Enjoy vendors, refreshments, live entertainment and more!
When: Wed, May 7, 2014 | 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Donations go towards the materials and expenses and are appreciated.
Adam Howard and his blacksmith friends will fire up our forges to both demonstrate the art of blacksmithing and supervise others as they try their hand at the anvil to heat, bend, and create for the first time. This might be just the thing to prompt you to take one of the many blacksmithing classes offered at AFS. Open Forge Nights are May 7, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, and October 8.
When: Wed, May 7, 2014 until Thu, May 8, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $15.
Try your hand at lettering and decorating a traditional keepsake. These elaborate documents were created by German setters to commemorate birth, marriage, a new home, the new year and other special events. The word fraktur refers to the brokenness of the Old English lettering style used in them.
When: Fri, May 9, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $8.
Handmade lace was the ultimate status symbol of the 16th Century. This beautiful handwork was highly treasured by reigning monarchs and nobles. In 1813, a machine was invented making it possible for lace to be made quickly and cheaply, practically eliminating the livelihood of the Lacemaker. If you have ever admired lace, here's your chance to learn the lost craft of handmade Bobbin lace.
When: Fri, May 9, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Friends Lake Inn
Cost: $95.00 per person
2012 was a great vintage up & down the west coast. Featuring wines from Ramey Vineyards, Planet Oregon (Tony Soter), K Vinters, Robert Biale and Dashe Cellars. Casual commentary by Doug Bernthal from Michael Skurnik Wines. Five courses paired with five wines. Reception starts at 7:00PM & dinner at 7:30PM Special room packages starting at $447 per couple includes lodging, wine dinner & full country breakfast.
When: Today until Mon, Apr 28, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: School of the Arts, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: $200
Led by Patricia B. Snyder, this two-hour workshop designed for adults will provide an intellectual, emotional and physical approach to creating a character through script analysis and fundamentals of acting. The focus will be on the preparation of monologues and two-character scenes. This workshop will be held on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. on the following dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 21, 28.
When: Today until Mon, Oct 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: 9097 State Route 30 Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Explore and enjoy a lean-to decked out in 19th century fashion, and a platform tent with sitting porch and writing desk. Look through flipbooks with historic photographs and imagine spending a summer on a remote lake in the Adirondacks.
When: Today until Sat, May 3, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: North Country Cultural Center for the Arts
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition of Tom Semeraro's work being displayed April 4th to May 3rd 2014 in our Main Gallery. The opening reception will be held April 4th at 5:30 in the NCCCA main gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff St and is free to the public.
When: Today until Thu, Jun 12, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: National Museum of Dance School of the Arts - 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: 120
Calling all music lovers! Do you love the sound of the violin? Your opportunity has arrived to learn to play! The National Museum of Dance's School of the Arts (SOA) is excited to announce that they will be offering an Adult Beginner Group Violin class. SOA students are no longer just dancing to music, but creating music themselves!
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When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 until Sun, May 4, 2014
Where: Saranac Lake, New York
Daffest is Saranac Lake's newest community movement to plant One Million daffodil bulbs and to celebrate these blooms each year with a fun filled festival! To date over 70,000 bulbs have been planted! Come join us and you will see our streets lined with these festive, beautiful blooms; a very welcome sight ever spring as we shake off the chill of winter and look forward to the new beginnings of a fresh season that explodes with new life in the Adirondacks.
When: Tue, Apr 29, 2014 until Tue, Jun 3, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: St. Joseph's Church, 7 North Street, Broadalbin, NY 12025
Cost: $40 fee which includes a book and all handout materials.
Beginning Tuesday, April 29, a six week formation and skill building workshop will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at St. Joseph's Church. The program will occur every Tuesday through June 3 and will provide information on a variety of topics such as: the art of pastoral visitation, communication skills, illness issues, spiritual assessment, grief and loss, suffering and faith, death and dying, ritual and sacraments in pastoral ministry, theology of pastoral care and care giving issues.

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