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July 24, 2014 - August 08, 2014
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When: Today | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $35 per person plus cost of general admission
Join Director of Horticulture Heidi Karkoski for a tour of the King's Garden from a designer's perspective that includes insights on the garden's current restoration and the continuous evolution of the plantings within its walls. This Colonial Revival-era garden was initially developed between 1910 and 1921 on the same ground cultivated by the Fort's soldiers in the 18th century.
When: Today | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
For over 40 years, this public lecture series has been showcasing the latest science and research in the Adirondacks. For more information on this week's topic, visit our website.
When: Today | 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $35 per person
From puny pocket pistols to massive siege cannons and mortars, explore the legendary guns of Ticonderoga. In the twilight of the North Country summer, experience the stories of some of Fort Ticonderoga's most famous cannons. Hear the roar of muskets and cannons as their explosive muzzle flashes and lights up the night sky. Advanced reservations required. Site opens at 7:30 pm and the tour will promptly begin at 8:00 pm.
When: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | 10:30 AM
Where: Long Lake Town Beach
Cost: Registration is Free
Try your hand at wild, wet, fun aquatic navigational competition. Registration is free. Look for zany races including Bang and Go Back, Standing Paddling, Hand Paddling, Dress up Relay, Kayak Races, The Dipper, Back Paddling, Hurry Scurry and many more! All ages! The Lions Club serves up a BBQ lunch. Call 518-624-3077 or visit www.mylonglake.com for more information. Sponsored by The Long Lake Association.
When: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM
Where: Mirror Lake Dr., Lake Placid, NY
Cost: $15 entry fee
The IRONKIDS Lake Placid Fun Run offers young athletes the opportunity to feel the excitement of "competition", without the pressure of a competitive race. At IRONKIDS it's all about the fun. Run distances are based on the children's age and interest. Participants will receive a race bib, medal, goodie bag and the pride of calling themselves an IRONKID! The IRONKIDS Fun Run consists of a ¼ mile, ½ mile or 1 mile course.
When: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | 3:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Arrowhead Park, Inlet
Cost: 10-110
An evening with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra - Sponsored by the Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council
When: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $50. Member Tuition $45. Materials Fee $70.
Create your own hand-woven basket on a mold using hand-pounded brown ash right from the tree! You will assemble your unique pin cushion with sawdust and fabric in exactly the same manner as the Shakers. Upon completion, you will hold an exact replica of one of their treasured pieces of art. Students may wish to bring their own scissors and measuring tape. Pin cushion size is approx. 2" by 2".
When: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | 6:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY
Cost: Free
LIVE MUSIC at the Rich Lake Outlook. Walk or paddle to enjoy the tunes from land or water! Musicians playing acoustic instruments are welcome to join the open session. Call or email for more information.
When: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Long Lake Town Hall
On Friday, July 25th, Mystery of the Buttercup, a special play narrating the tale of Long Lake's steamboat will be held at 7pm in the Long Lake Town Hall. Written by Gail Huntley with a cast of Long Lake locals, some are even the descendants of the play's characters. Unravel the mystery and learn the lore of Adirondack guides vs. Durant in a historical narrative about the sinking of the steamship Buttercup.
When: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY
Cost: Free
With the guidance of mushroom expert Susan Hopkins, head out for a mushroom hunt along the trails! The walk will be followed by an exploration and discussion of the specimens found and collected during the walk. Bring a lunch. Call 518-582-2000 or email aic@esf.edu to register.
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When: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 until Sat, Jul 26, 2014
Where: Warrensburg Recreation Field, Library Avenue, Warrensburg, NY
Cost: $3 Entrace Donation on Friday, $5 on Saturday
Don't miss the annual Smoke Eaters Jamboree on July 25 & 26, 2014, in Warrensburg, NY! Enjoy an evening of fun, food and fireworks for the whole family!
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $85.
Spend a day learning the basic steps of caning. You will weave on one of our hand crafted, hard wood, finished footstools. Once you have completed this workshop, your newly learned art form can be applied to all of those chairs you've been saving in the barn or attic.
When: Sat, Jul 26, 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 $15.
Have you ever thought about making something you've seen in the stores? Or do you need to fix something around the house but you don't know how to begin and want to be safe using the tools? If yes, then this is the class for you. Woodworking and using hand tools isn't something just for "Tim the Tool Man", but is for anyone. With the basic knowledge you will get in this class you will be well on your way to building, creating, and working safely!
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM
Where: Frink Park Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 13624
Cost: Registration fee
Come run on the banks of the St. Lawrence River with this fast and flat course. Begin at Frink Park in downtown Clayton and wind your way through town. Run out to Washington Island with water stations at the entrance and exit of the causeway. Then run back through town ending with a beautiful view of the St. Lawrence River. The finish line is right back to Frink Park. The 10k route loops the course twice.
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Admission - Free, but donations are welcome.
Come hear master storyteller Joseph Bruchac as he tells tales you won't want to miss. For over 30 years, he has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies and music that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions.
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: View Arts Center
Cost: $25 with family pricing
A dynamic new voice in the world of classic American standards, 17 year-old Nick Ziobro, who recently performed at the famous Birdland, was the winner of the 2012 Great American Songbook Vocal Competition.
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY
Cost: Free
There is only one way to draw-yours. This drawing workshop is led by skilled teaching artist and AIC's Artist-in-Residence Frances Gaffney. Participants explore artists' processes, build professional drawing tools and techniques and explore new ways of seeing. A variety of materials will be discussed. We'll draw both outdoors and in the studio. Suggested supplies: 9x12 drawing pad, pencil sharpener, kneaded eraser, graphite pencils 4B, 6B, and HB, or any of your favorite marking tools. We'll be working outside, so be sure to bring: plein air easel OR folding table and chair, camera, bug spray, hat, water, and sunscreen, if desired. Pre-registration required. Call 518-582-2000 or email aic@esf.edu to register.
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 until Sun, Jul 27, 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 $25.
Traditional Japanese Shibori uses different methods to compress select parts of cloth before it is dyed. Woven shibori is where the resist stitches are woven directly into the cloth. This method of weaving allows you to break away from the rigid structures of weaving and create beautiful and organic patterns on the cloth. The first weekend you will learn about how woven shibori works, and weave a piece of cloth of your own design and creation.
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 until Sun, Jul 27, 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 $65.
Repousse is best described as the cold forming of raised images in metal. The art of repousse, or chasing as it is sometimes called, is achieved by sketching a form and raising that image from the reverse side and depressing around it from the front. This class will cover the making of specialized tooling, heat treating, and annealing the metals. Repousse opens up new worlds and possibilities in the formation of metals.
When: Sun, Jul 27, 2014
The second oldest Ironman in North America and one of the most popular events in the sport. A unique course with the transition and finish line located on the Olympic Speed skating Oval, a beautiful swim in Mirror Lake, a challenging bike through the Adirondacks, and an equally challenging run.
When: Sun, Jul 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 $20.
Even if you don't hang your hat "in" the Adirondacks, you can still hang it "on" the Adirondacks! Using native materials from the area, you will construct a one-of-a-kind horizontal coat and hat rack, perfect for the camp, cabin, or home of any Adirondack enthusiast. Learn how to choose the right materials and which tools to use as you construct your unique coat rack. This a perfect starter project for those wanting to create their own rustic pieces. No prior experience required.
When: Sun, Jul 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $50. Member Tuition $45. Materials Fee $150.
Spend part of a day and learn the art of Shaker tape weaving. When finished with this class, you will take home a beautifully hand crafted footstool. Then take your new skill home and apply it to any chair that needs a new seat. In this class you will be weaving with 100% cotton Shaker tape and have some color choices.
When: Sun, Jul 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Cabin in the Woods. Directed by Drew Goddard, starring Kristy Connolly / Chris Hemsworth / Bradley Whitford Best Horror Film of 2013. 105 minutes / Rated R Five friends go for a beak at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
When: Sun, Jul 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY
Cost: Free
Artist-in-Residence Frances Gaffney will be drawing and painting out along the trails today! Stop by to chat, exchange tips and techniques and observe Frances as she works.
When: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Cornell Research Farm, 48 Sayward Lane, Willsboro, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Growers are invited to join the discussion of on-going vegetable production projects including season extension, inter-row cover crops, reduced zone tillage, leek moth, and spotted wing drosophila and more.
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When: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 until Tue, Jul 29, 2014 | 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Charles R. Wood Theater: 207 Glen Street, Glens Fall, NY
Songs are snapshots shared through music and words. Noah Zachary embraces this idea in his original musical cabaret with a collection of favorite songs inspired by the candid photos he's taken. With a powerful voice and dynamic personality, his renditions of Broadway and pop tunes will delight and entertain. Noah has starred at ATF as Henry in Next to Normal, Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q and his performance of "Rose's Turn" from Gypsy was a showstopper at ATF's 20th Anniversary celebration.
When: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $15. Member Tuition $10.
Join Shellie every other Tuesday in July and August as she guides you around the AFS neighborhood and points out the nature that surrounds you. You are sure to find local treasures of flora and fauna that you may never have noticed before - that's the special magic of a guided walk. Shellie has led many nature walks and has the stories to prove it.
When: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 until Wed, Jul 30, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $190. Member Tuition $170. Materials Fee $25.
Working over a four-night period and using a good close-up photograph of yourself or another person, you will create a recognizable likeness in oil on stretched canvas. Students will be given a set of brushes, a set of tubes of oil paint, an 11"x 14" canvas, palette, palette knife, and use of the instructor's linseed oil, turps and easels. This class is for intermediate level painters with some experience in either acrylic or oil painting.
When: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Where: Long Lake Town Beach, Long Lake
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Swimmer of all ages, Tots to Adults, compete for free tickets to Enchanted Forest Water Safari! Free to enter!
When: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: View Arts Center
Cost: Free
Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park. Free. Bring a chair for the courtyard. Sponsored by The Town of Webb.
When: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 | 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Mountain Club, 814 Goggins Road, Lake George, NY 12845
On July 31st Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) will host a Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) citizen science monitoring training at our Lake George Office with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), NYS Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), and Cornell University. HWA has not been reported in the Adirondack Park, yet. Your participation is essential to help protect our hemlocks by detecting early signs and symptoms of HWA. This training will initiate a long term citizen science monitoring program for HWA in the Adirondacks. The event is designed to provide background on HWA to citizen scientist volunteers including ADK members, APIPP members, and other partners, as well as the interested general public. The session will include both indoor and outdoor activities. Biologists and forest ecologists will train participants in the basic protocols for surveying HWA in a field setting and will ask volunteers to adopt a study area to survey after the training.
When: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $35 per person plus cost of general admission
Join Director of Horticulture Heidi Karkoski for a tour of the King's Garden from a designer's perspective that includes insights on the garden's current restoration and the continuous evolution of the plantings within its walls. This Colonial Revival-era garden was initially developed between 1910 and 1921 on the same ground cultivated by the Fort's soldiers in the 18th century.
When: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: View Arts Center
Cost: Free
Wide Variety is New Jersey's premiere a cappella (pure vocals, no instruments) group who love to entertain together. It is evident that their long friendship has enhanced their rich sounds and stage chemistry. They take the best of R&B, rock & roll, and popular standards and add their own blend of vocal harmonies (and slightly dysfunctional personalities) to deliver a truly unique entertainment experience. Donations Welcome. Sponsored by Central Adirondack Association and Community Bank.
When: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY
Cost: Free
For over 40 years, this public lecture series has been showcasing the latest science and research in the Adirondacks. For more information on this week's topic, visit our website.
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $15.
Copper enameling is the art of glass powder applied to copper. Learn the fundamental techniques of this ancient art form in this one-day workshop. You will create jewelry using various copper shapes for pendants, earrings, and pins in a fun and easy way. Several pieces will be fired in a small kiln during the class and you will leave with your projects completed. Materials fee includes: copper, enamels for use in your projects, and written instructions.
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $75. Member Tuition $70. Includes all materials.
Using 'pre-dressed' looms, this introductory level half-day weaving class allows the beginning or experienced weaver to learn or relearn the basics of using a floor loom. You will quickly move on to take strips of colorful sock remnants, chained together, and turn them into a bright, colorful, thick cotton rug. These rugs are suitable for any area in your home, from bathmats to children's rooms, or anywhere you wish to add a bright accent.
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 until Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $145. Member Tuition $130. Materials Fee $40.
These boxes are simply beautiful and you'll leave this class with a set you created yourself! Enjoy learning the process by which the Shakers made these simple yet elegant wooden vessels more than 150 years ago. In this class you will make a nest of five boxes from cherry wood. Using carefully prepared thin strips of wood, you will carve the "fingers" on one end before soaking them in a hot water bath.
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 until Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Where: Tony Harpers Pizza & Clam Shack
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Come out and enjoy live music with Matt & Jon who play a variety of music from 70's 80's 90's & today from artists like : Luke Bryan, Rodney Atkins, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Foreigner, Bryan Adams, Led Zepplin, Fleetwood Mac Eagles & so much more !
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 until Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Where: Raquette Lake
Cost: $59 per person inclusive (water taxi, Pine Knot guided tour, St. Williams, luncheon cruise, tax, gratuity)
Durant Days and Boat Parade Weekend approaches with a variety of activities celebrating William West Durant the inventor of the Great Camps Style Architecture, from August 1st-3rd. Friday, guests aboard the WW Durant enjoy exclusive tours of Great Camps with stops along the way including a visit to Camp Pine Knot. Paid tours of Great Camps and luncheon dining cruise, call (315) 354-5532.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Where: The Hudson River Trading Co.
Cost: FREE
The Hudson River Trading Company to Host Fifth Annual "Rhythm & Rhymes at the Hudson: A Celebration of Authors and Artists" - Saturday, August 5th
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $50. Member Tuition $45.
Children ages 12 and under will enjoy this half-day class filled with activities based on Native American culture. Come learn traditional dances and games. You will learn about the relationship between Native Americans and nature and also develop a better understanding of the people's rich culture and history. Dance and play while learning about Native American traditions.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: 980 Robinson Road Mohawk, NY 13407
Cost: $15/$10
It's the year 1777: Our American Revolution has begun in earnest. Told through the eyes of Gil and Lana Martin, these characters mingle with real historical figures in a remarkably accurate portrayal of actual struggles and events of the Mohawk Valley of upstate, NY.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Admission - Free, but donations are welcome.
Join David Cornelius for a presentation and discussion on Jessup's Rangers. David, a longtime scholar of the subject, will discuss this part of our local history. He will also share the story of his own local ancestry.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 until Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $190. Member Tuition $170. Materials Fee $45.
The shape and design of most baskets come from a need for some useful purpose. This basket was made to hang on the end of a loom to hold a weaver's shuttles. You will find so many possibilities for this unique basket - to store wash cloths and hand towels in the bath, hats and scarves in your front hall, and more. Don't let this basket intimidate you; it's not as complicated as it looks.
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When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 until Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Ticonderoga's Bicentennial Park
Cost: Pre-Registration: $15, At the gate: $20
Shine 'em up and bring 'em out! Have a classic car or a cool ride? Show it off at the 22nd Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show on Sunday, August 3, 2014 in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 until Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $145. Member Tuition $130. Materials fee to be determined based on project.
In this advanced shaker oval boxes class, experienced students may choose a project to work on. Having previously made boxes # 0-4 in the introductory course, you may choose to make boxes # 5-8, a #8 tall, or a #8 fixed handle carrier. You will receive guidance and assistance to ensure that you leave the class with an advanced project you can be proud of!
When: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Mt. Sabattis Pavilion
Cost: $1 Admission
On August 3rd, from 10am-4pm, the "Heart of the Park" Craft Fair returns to Mt. Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake. American wares for sale. The works include: photographs, fudge, pottery, tee-shirts, canoe-paddles, unique textile art, jewelry, special novelties and more. Admission is only $1. Call 518-624-3077 for more information.
When: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $50. Member Tuition $45.
Learn about Native American culture, including nature, lifestyle, and history, in this fun-filled and educational class. Children ages 12 and up will try their hands at various skills necessary for primitive survival. Try the Bow Drill, used to drill holes and start fires. Try throwing spears in the "Hoop Game", along with an atlatl. Fire a bow shooting an arrow at a target. We will also do leather and feather working. A different and fun way to learn for ages 12 and up.
When: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: 980 Robinson Road Mohawk, NY 13407
Cost: $15/$10
It's the year 1777: Our American Revolution has begun in earnest. Told through the eyes of Gil and Lana Martin, these characters mingle with real historical figures in a remarkably accurate portrayal of actual struggles and events of the Mohawk Valley of upstate, NY.
When: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY
Cost: Free
Artist-in-Residence Frances Gaffney will be drawing and painting out along the trails today! Stop by to chat, exchange tips and techniques and observe Frances as she works.
When: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $135. Member Tuition $125. Materials Fee $5.
If you admire Impressionist Landscape paintings this class will delight you. Working from a landscape photograph, you will create a textile wall hanging approximately 11" x 17" in size. Small snips of fabric are layered like the bits of paint the impressionists used in their painting. Subtle colors and depth can be achieved even by a novice quilter. Once the fabrics are layered in place they are covered in net and machine quilted in place. This class is for advanced beginners and above.
When: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 until Tue, Aug 5, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $20.
If you've ever admired handmade plates and platters, here's your chance to try your hand at creating your own pieces. In this introductory hand building class, you will make plates and small platters from slabs of clay. During the first two sessions, you will learn how to work with clay, form your plates and platters, and then prepare them for bisque firing. During the third session, the fired pieces will be glazed.
When: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 until Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $700. Member Tuition $650. Materials Fee $600.
This class is aimed at the beginner or novice smith. Following the ABANA curriculum, we will start at the beginning and progress in difficulty during the week. Aside from the first morning, the class will be project driven, including the rose and the wizard bottle opener, among others. An emphasis will be placed on the forging and heat-treatment of the tools that you will need to carry out the next project. Blisters and a healthy appetite are all but guaranteed.
When: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Where: Bicentennial Park
Cost: $5 per duck, $25 for 6 ducks
Don't miss the excitement of ducks racing over the falls in Bicentennial Park and a chance to win $300! The Second Annual Duck Race sponsored by the Ticonderoga Kiwanis is set for Sunday, Aug. 5 at Bicentennial Park. The duck race will take place at 11 a.m. during the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce's car show.
When: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 | 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: View Arts Center
Cost: $20/$18 members
A Pendragon Theatre musical with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh. Inspired by Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quixote, it tells the story of the "mad" knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. The original 1965 Broadway production won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The principal song, "The Impossible Dream", has become a standard.
When: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $50. Member Tuition $45. Materials Fee $10.
The young artist can squeeze, roll, coil, or drape. No we're not talking about a new dance, but rather some of the ways you can add your own creativity when you learn to work with clay in this half-day class. Learn how to form just about anything you can think of, from animals to spoon rests, pencil holders to bowls! Come and explore what can be made with clay.
When: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga
Cost: $35 per person plus cost of general admission
Join Director of Horticulture Heidi Karkoski for a tour of the King's Garden from a designer's perspective that includes insights on the garden's current restoration and the continuous evolution of the plantings within its walls. This Colonial Revival-era garden was initially developed between 1910 and 1921 on the same ground cultivated by the Fort's soldiers in the 18th century.
When: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY
Cost: Free
For over 40 years, this public lecture series has been showcasing the latest science and research in the Adirondacks. For more information on this week's topic, visit our website.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $40.
This basket is a variation of an Adirondack Pack Basket, one of the oldest surviving traditions inside the Adirondack Park. Students will use a continuous weave technique and hand shaping to make this wonderfully useful basket. A Shaker technique is used to create a solid bottom basket. Shaker tape is used to make strapping that mimics pack basket straps that will leave your hands free for blueberry picking or any other type of gathering.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $50. Member Tuition $45.
Get ready for fiddle tunes that won't let you stay in your seat! In this class you will learn fiddle tunes and techniques with a sense of place. This participatory session will include reels, jigs, a hornpipe, waltzes, and some swing. Session playing will carry on at the end of the workshop, at which time you will receive individual attention. Players of all ability levels are welcome.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Admission - Free, but donations are welcome.
Come join us for a foot-stomping good time at a Square Dance at AFS on Friday night, August 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Celebrated local musicians John Kirk and Trish Miller and friends will be on Fiddle, Banjo and Guitar. No dancing experience is required to have a terrific time, so bring your friends and family of all ages. This program is offered free to the public, donations welcome.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 until Sat, Aug 9, 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 $40.
Watercolor has long been a medium used for landscape paintings; the Adirondack's beautiful scenery has inspired many famous artists, including Winslow Homer. In this class you will be given an introduction (or review for those with prior experience) to the basic techniques and characteristics of the watercolor medium. The first day you will prepare backgrounds that can be painted upon in the second session.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 until Sat, Aug 9, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $100. Member Tuition $90. Materials Fee - Call School.
This is a great project for the first time quilter and also for the experienced quilter. The blocks are layered and quilted before sewn together which makes this a very fast project to complete. A good opportunity to use up some of your stash or to go shop for more. The "Hobo" quilt is a super comfort quilt that everyone will want to snuggle up with. Good for beginner to intermediate quilters.
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 16, 2015 | 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Witherbees Carriage House 581 US 9 Schroon Lake
Cost: FREE
Witherbees Carriage House hosts Open Mic Every Thursday from 7:00 pm until 10 pm.
When: Today until Wed, Oct 1, 2014 | 12:00 PM
Where: 9097 State Route 30 Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Visit the Marion River Carry Pavilion to learn more about trout species and fish stocking while feeding the fish. This program is not available September 13, 14, 20, or 21 during the Rustic Furniture Fair and Antiques Show and Sale.
When: Today until Mon, Oct 13, 2014
Where: 9097 State Route 30 Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Don't miss our child-sized log cabin with fun activities for our youngest visitors! In the schoolyard, toddlers and pre-schoolers can romp and play on a wooden rocker, scamper up and down a rustic bridge, and painted swings. Carved animals sit nearby waiting for hugs from young climbers.
When: Today until Mon, Oct 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: It's good clean fun! Fill washtubs, pound clothes, and scrub away the dirt with old fashioned tools.
It's good clean fun! Fill washtubs, pound clothes, and scrub away the dirt with old fashioned tools.
When: Today until Mon, Oct 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: 9097 State Route 30 Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Stop in our one-room schoolhouse to play with old-fashioned toys and make special craft projects that have been classroom favorites for generations. Find out what it was like to be a child in the Adirondacks 50 or 100 years ago.
When: Today until Tue, Sep 30, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: 9097 State Route 30 Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Learn the basics of paddling and take a short ride around the pond in a dugout canoe. This program is not available September 13 and 14 during the Rustic Furniture Fair or September 20 and 21 during the Antiques Show and Sale.
When: Today until Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Where: Westport
Cost: donations appreciated
Soundwaves is a community summer concert series held on the pavilion stage in the natural amphitheater at Ballard Park in Westport, NY. The concerts begin at 7:30 pm every Thursday from July 3rd through August 28th. This summer's concert series is curated by veteran jazz trumpeter & Westport resident Taylor Haskins.
When: Today until Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Where: Long Lake
Free guided hikes all summer long, sponsored by the Town of Long Lake! Hop on the little bus to explore the Long Lake wilderness with certified guides Joan Collins and Spencer Morissey July 14th- Moose River Plains, July 21st - Castle Rock, August 11th - Roosevelt Trail, August 18th - Sawyer and Little Sawyer, September 13th - Black Pond, September 20th - Indian Pass, and September 27th - Lows Ridge. Preregistration is required and spots are limited, so sign up early by calling 624-3077. Don't miss this chance to see the Adirondacks with an ADK 46er!
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 until Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: 79 Main Street, Corinth New York in the park by the Corinth Free Library
Cost: Free! Donations welcome and appreciated!
PERFORMANCE DATES include: July 26th & 27th, August 2nd & 3rd. All performances will take place @ 2pm. Renaissance fairs with games, face painting and more hosted by the cast and crew will be held, but ONLY 7/26 & 8/2 beginning at noon.

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