Saturday, January 6, 2024

Discounted tickets for Bluegrass in Heaven available until Feb. 29

 

 Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper perform in Silver Bay's Auditorium during the 2023 Bluegrass in Heaven.

Silver Bay, NY – Silver Bay YMCA is pleased to announce the return of its premier family-friendly musical festival, Bluegrass in Heaven, which is slated to take place from September 13 – 15, 2024.

The first Bluegrass in Heaven music festival, which occurred in September 2023 on Silver Bay YMCA’s 700-acre campus, passed expectations with over 300 tickets sold. Until February 29, individuals buying Bluegrass in Heaven Tickets will be able to use the promo code BGIHEarlyBird to receive a 10-percent discount off their ticket purchase. (The promo code will work on all ticket types.)

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Sunday, December 31, 2023

BluSeed Studios to host New Year’s Day Pot Luck Round Robin

BluSeed Studios' Sober Open Minded Mic New Years Day Celebration graphic.

Saranac Lake, NY – BluSeed Studio Sober Open-Minded Mic Night is celebrating a successful first year with a New Year’s Day Celebration to be held at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake from 3 to 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring finger food to share. The group will have a round robin sharing of music and the spoken word, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  This is a free event and it is open to all performers and listeners. Please RSVP to admin@bluseedstudios.org.

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

Call for Artists: Applications Opening January for 2024 Gallery Exhibits at ALCA

artwork by Cheryl Horning
BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY — The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) announces a call for artists to submit exhibit proposals for the 2024 gallery lineup. Qualified artists working in all media are invited to apply for solo or group shows at the Arts Center with each exhibit displaying in our gallery spaces for approximately four weeks between May and October. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Food Justice Summit proposals due by Jan. 15

2024 Food Justice Summit Announcement

The Adirondack Food System Network is pleased to announce the 6th annual Food Justice Summit. “Stronger Together” is the theme of the full-day conference, and with fifteen organizations now a part of the network, regional collaboration around this topic has never been stronger.

The Adirondack Food System Network is a coalition of multiple organizations working together as equal partners to better understand system-wide issues, identify gaps and develop realistic solutions to help strengthen and promote a more resilient food system. It includes representatives from production, consumption, distribution, processing, and food waste management for a comprehensive approach to problems facing our region.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play set for Dec. 17

Graphic for A Christmas Carol radio play reading.

Whallonsburg, NY — The Whallonsburg Grange Hall and the Depot Theatre Academy are pleased to present a return to a holiday tradition with a performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A RADIO PLAY on December 17, 2023, with live music and refreshments beginning at 2 p.m. and the reading performance at 3 p.m.

Based upon the novel by Charles Dickens, this performance will be a radio play reading complete with live sound effects, featuring local artists and professional actors.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public, and donations will be gratefully accepted to benefit the BackPack Program.

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Monday, December 11, 2023

Pendragon Theatre to present The Land of Forgotten Toys, Dec. 14-17

Graphic for Land of Forgotten Toys play

Saranac Lake, NY- Pendragon Theatre is pleased to showcase a holiday play called The Land of Forgotten Toys with five performances scheduled from Thursday through Sunday, December 14-17. The Land of Forgotten Toys by Jennifer Enchin and Jaclyn Enchin is an uplifting tale that gives voice and hope to the overlooked and unseen. Two misfit young women, Grace and Nikki, are magically swept off to Christmas Land where they encounter The Queen of the Northern Sky and her band of broken and forgotten toys. Everybody joins forces to set off on a quest to rescue a kidnapped Santa and save Christmas. The performance is appropriate for ages 5 and up, and the run time is approximately one hour. Holiday concessions will be available prior to each performance.

To purchase tickets for this performance, click here.

Photo at top: Pendragon Theatre website photo.


Monday, December 11, 2023

Long Lake Hosts Polar Plunge Dec. 30

cowboys polar plunge Long Lake 2018

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department along with support from the Long Lake Fire Department and the Long Lake Rescue Squad join forces for the “Feeling Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge” on Dec. 30, at noon. The event kicks off on Saturday of New Years weekend at the Long Lake Town Beach.

This is a fundraising event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Participants will be eligible to win prizes for Best Costume, Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique. Fundraising efforts support Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) programs and services, which are provided at no cost to warriors and their families.  Through their efforts at the community level, the “Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge” is directly supporting WWP programs and services for warriors, which include access to mental and physical health care, employment assistance, and education services. » Continue Reading.


Monday, December 4, 2023

Saranac Lake: Sam Balzac’s Musical Adaptation of “The Wrong Box” to Premiere Dec. 9

The Wrong Box logo

Sam Balzac’s Musical Adaptation of “The Wrong Box” to Premiere Saturday Evening, December 9, at the Saranac Lake Free Library

Saranac Lake, NY—A visit to the Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum in Saranac Lake became the impetus for the creation of a new musical-theater piece premiering Saturday, December 9, at the Saranac Lake Free Library.

Full of intrigue, mistaken identities, humor and heart, this musical reinterpretation of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novella, The Wrong Box—co-authored with his stepson, Lloyd Osbourne—blends contemporary sensibilities with Victorian-era tomfoolery to create a hilarious piece of theater sure to entertain North Country audiences. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, December 2, 2023

Depot Theatre presents “DECKED” Play Reading at Westport Heritage House, Dec. 9

Graphic for staged play reading, DECKED

Westport, N.Y – The Depot Theatre and the Westport Chamber of Commerce are pleased to present a staged play reading of DECKED by Ginna Hoben at the Westport Heritage House on December 9, 2023, at 5 p.m. The reading is produced by Saranac Lake-based Adirondack Stage Rats.

With a nod to the classics IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and A CHRISTMAS CAROL, this new, all-female seriocomic play explores themes of family, grief, letting go, and moving on. The playwright will be at the performance to discuss and answer questions.

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

DEC Region 5 to Host Children’s Holiday Party at Ray Brook Headquarters, Dec. 20

Special guests for DEC’s Region 5 Children’s Holiday Party

Ray Brook, NY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 5 invites the public to attend the annual Children’s Holiday Party at the regional headquarters in Ray Brook on Wednesday, December 20, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. At the annual party, children and their families can meet Santa, enjoy refreshments, and participate in a variety of activities including cookie decorating and coloring.

The DEC Region 5 headquarters is located at 1115 NY Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977. The event will take place in the building’s lobby and main conference room. Attendees are advised to park in the lot directly in front of the building and enter through the front doors. The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

Photo at top: Special guests at last year’s DEC’s Region 5 Children’s Holiday Party. NYS DEC photo.


Tuesday, November 28, 2023

“Luminance,” exhibit of paintings by Georgeanne Gaffney opens Dec. 1

image: "Adorn," acrylic on silver leaf by Georgeanne Gaffney
Saranac Lake, NY-  An exhibit of paintings by Georgeanne Gaffney will open on Friday, December 1 at the Adirondack Artists Guild. Her pieces span subject matter, size, and materials. Georgeanne chose the title “Luminance” to express the romantic and dreamy mood of her works, which range from a large 8-foot landscape on gilded panels to mini gilded waterlily and floral pieces the size of a business card…and everything in between.

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Monday, November 27, 2023

The relaxing experience of a sound healing session

Sound healing session instructor

Recently, an announcement for a sound healing experience at the ADKX appeared in my email.  So I thought, what the heck? Let’s try it! My friend [Rosemary] does not do yoga or meditate.  She is a retired hard-nosed investigative journalist who has lived and reported around the world.  So, she wasn’t sure how she would feel about this “full body sound massage.” I don’t really practice “wellness” activities either, but [I] did walk the new ASA Adirondack Labyrinth in October, so [I] thought this might be a good follow up.

 

Therefore, on Sunday, November 19, Rosemary drove about an hour from Sand Lake to my home in Ephratah.  We drove another hour and a half to Blue Mountain Lake. (Of the approximately 15 guests, it was determined we traveled the farthest.) We arrived a little early, so [we] watched Andrea Lisette Villiere of Sound Healing Adirondacks set up her “instruments” of crystal and copper bowls, gongs, etc.

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

Adirondack Center for Writing to host author Amy Godine on Dec. 1

The Black Woods by Amy Godine

Saranac Lake, NYThe Adirondack Center for Writing’s next Friday Night Writes will feature Amy Godine, author of The Black Woods (Cornell University Press, 2023). Friday Night Writes is a monthly happy hour of writing, reading and networking, open to all, that takes place from 3-7 p.m. on the first Friday of every month at the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW), located at 15 Broadway in downtown Saranac Lake. During these sessions, ACW provides space, prompts, inspiration and resources.

December’s event, Friday, Dec. 1, will also feature a “Friday Night Talk” with Amy Godine from 6-7 p.m. Godine will share about her book, The Black Woods, and then take questions from the audience. Copies of Godine’s book will be available for purchase.

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Monday, November 20, 2023

38th Annual Sparkle Village Craft Show and Sale set for Dec. 1-2

Sparkle Village craft show

By Linda Friedman Ramirez

The Harrietstown Town Hall will be shimmering the first weekend of December, with the 38th year for the annual Sparkle Village Craft Show & Sale. Sponsored by the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce with support from Adirondack Frontier, there will be some 45 vendors present as well as a number of nonprofit organizations. This show is well known for the high quality and variety of products offered for sale, with many vendors returning year after year. These include handcrafted jewelry, homemade dog treats, quilted items, candles, wood cutting boards, books, handmade soap, chainsaw carvings, watercolor paintings, note cards, photography, baskets, wood art, and more.

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Monday, November 20, 2023

Canadian Pacific (CPKC) Holiday Train returns to Adirondacks, Nov. 24, 25

CP Holiday Train

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train (CPKC) will return to the rails this season. The train will be in Mechanicville and Saratoga Springs on November 24, and Fort Edward, Port Henry, Plattsburgh, and Rouses Point on November 25.

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