Towne Meeting will be performing at the Willsboro Congregational Church this Saturday.
There’s a chance to discuss the future of the Adirondack economy, catch a local band, and sing along to a classic musical this weekend.
Friday, Jan. 13
The Lake Placid Center for the Arts Winter Film Series begins on Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. with “Grease Sing-A-Long.” Tickets are $6, no reservations.
LPCS also invites the public to an opening reception for Social FaceWorking a new exhibit to open in the Fine Arts Gallery on Friday, Jan. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Artist Nip Rogers, an accomplished illustrator, brings together 19 locally recognized artists into a second of its kind art show. The Exhibiting Artists are: Andrew Dehond, William Evans, Brooke Noble, Cal Rice, Carol Vossler, Charles Stewart, CJ Dates, David Fadden, Eric Ackerson, Jenny Curtis, John Ward, Ken Wiley, Peter Seward, Sandy Edgerton Bissell, Sara Mazder, Shaun Ondack, Susan Stanistreet, Vicki Celeste
The Exhibit will be on display through February 11. For more information call 523-2512 or visit online www.LakePlacidArts.org. Admission is free.
Saturday, Jan. 14
The deep economic recession, cutbacks in government funding, impact of the Irene floods and other natural events show the intersection and inter-dependence of people, nature, communities and climate in the Adirondacks.
These issues and the lessons to be learned for the future will be discussed at a special forum at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 NYS Rt. 22 at Whallons Bay Road, on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m.
The speakers at the event, Brian Mann and Curt Stager, have been researching, writing on and speaking about important issues in the region for many years. Mann’s articles and commentaries on the future of the Adirondack Park and its communities have sparked discussions and debates. Stager’s research on the ecological and human impact of climate change in the North Country poses the challenge of potential large-scale shifts in the natural world. Their presentations will be followed by audience discussion.
The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is presenting a special program, “Backcountry Travel with Pete Fish,” designed for anyone interested in exploring the wild lands of the Adirondacks.
Pete Fish, a retired forest ranger with over 30 years experience patrolling the High Peaks, will introduce his audience to the preparation needed for safe and efficient backcountry travel. Pete will also talk about how to stay alive in an emergency and how to prevent one in the first place.
This presentation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. at ADK’s High Peaks Information Center, located at Heart Lake in Lake Placid. This presentation is free and open to the public.
On Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m., Ed Kanze will present a slide show based on his book “The World of John Burroughs.” Through photos, quotations and narratives, Ed will celebrate the literary critic from 1837 to 1921. Burroughs was the first best-selling nature writer and one of the great authors of his time. His fame and penetrating prose brought him numerous friends, among them Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.This program is open to the public and a $5 donation is requested. For more information, please call Debbie Kanze at 891-7117.
Willsboro Coffee House will be presenting Towne Meeting, a five-member band from Plattsburgh on Saturday, Jan. 14. They will be performing vintage to contemporary music at the Congregational Church, Rt 22, Willsboro, at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 adults, $2 students. Refreshments are available.
Sunday, Jan. 15
The annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest for AuSable Forks and Peru youths will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. at Holy Name School in AuSable Forks. Boys and girls ages 10-14 are eligible to compete. Winners can advance to higher levels of competition.
The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will screen an Encore production of the Family Opera, “The Magic Flute,” on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. The program is presented as part of The Met: Live in HD series. Tickets are $10 Adults, $7 Children. Call the LPCA at 523-2512 for more information.