Adirondack A&E e-News # 154

Special Holiday Classes

We’re so grateful for all of the support during our recent hardships!

As a thank you, we are offering a select set of holiday themed classes at 40% off!

Book your holiday special HERE.

ADK ArtRise, 62 Main Street, Saranac Lake

Wild Lights Returns November 25

Wander into our enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. Thousands of lights transforms our campus into a twinkling, family-friendly experience that is sure to become a holiday tradition for North Country families.

2022 Experience:
Forest Music: Over 130 trees are wrapped in colorful lights that illuminate the forest and will transport you to a winter wonderland. A new musical composition from Whatever Penny creates a magical three-dimension dreamy winter soundscape
Wild Walk: We’ve strung the award-winning Wild Walk in tens of thousands of lights so you can experience the outdoors like never before. New winter installations provide Instagram-worthy photos and opportunities to create lifelong winter memories.

Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty’s “Hopscotch” glows and provides an opportunity for your imagination to run wild.
Indoors: Warm up inside with hot drinks, food, and an opportunity to check out the Living River Trail (otters included!). Interactive light up pieces like an oversized Lite Brite provides fun for kids and a chance for old school nostalgia for adults.

Get More Info & Buy Tickets HERE.

The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake

ACW offers a free workshop on submitting writing for publication

The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) will expand its First Friday offerings on Friday, December 2 to include a free, drop-in workshop on the subject of submitting creative writing for publication to magazines, websites, and other publications.

Led by writer Lauren McGovern, “SOS: Where Can I Publish This?” will take place at 5:30 pm during Friday Night Writes, ACW’s monthly “writing happy hour”, which runs from 3 – 7 pm. This event takes place at Adirondack Center for Writing (15 Broadway, Saranac Lake), and is free to attend. Pre-registration is encouraged; please register HERE.

“SOS: Where Can I Publish This?” will be a casual and collaborative discussion to help writers share resources and find prospective homes for their work. It is perfect for anyone interested in learning about how to publish their poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or journalism. Lauren McGovern, a longtime freelancer with an emphasis on reviews and profiles, transitioned to creative nonfiction and hybrid work in recent years. That pivot required a different set of skills and research. Attendees will hear what she’s learned, where she’s published, and her advice for finding success in the wide publishing world.

Adirondack Folk School Classes

The weather may be getting cold, but we’re not ready to hibernate here at AFS! Check out our December classes below!

12/1 Intro to Pyrography
12/3 Winter Weaving-Chenille Scarf in Lake George [FULL]
12/3 (am) Woven Hanging Hearts at AFS
12/3 (pm) Hanging Hardwood Splint Snowflakes at AFS
12/4 (am) Woven Hanging Hearts in Lake George
12/4 (pm) Hanging Hardwood Splint Snowflakes in Lake George
12/10 Winter Weaving-Chenille Scarf in Lake George
12/10 Wooden Roller Coaster Toy
12/10-11 Chip Carved Ornaments
12/18 Herbal Electuaries and Truffles

Find out more about AFS and see the December calendar of classes HERE.

The Curious Otter

Above: “Snowy Face.” Details HERE.

See many more images and learn more about The Curious Otter HERE.

Previous winners of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest at Inlet’s 22nd annual Adirondack Christmas on Main Street

Inlet’s 22nd annual Adirondack Christmas on Main Street

November 25-27, 2022

Highlights include shopping, a Candy Cane Hunt, a Basket Raffle, Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop to benefit Inlet Youth Commission, a fire pit to warm up by, live music, ornament making, a Holiday Barn Photo Op at Mountain and Main, free jingle bells at Gallery 3040, a Holiday Dog Parade, an Ugly Sweater Contest, holiday pies, drop box for letters to Santa, a tree lighting, and more.

See the full list of events and activities HERE.

Lite Up the Village in Lake George

November 26, 2022

Every year, the Village of Lake George is lit by thousands of lights to celebrate the holiday season. This completely free event in Shepard Park will feature horse-drawn carriage rides, refreshments, and more beginning at 3:00 p.m.

This year’s event has been expanded to accommodate the thousands expected to attend to celebrate the illumination of over 10,000 lights, displays, and holiday decorations.

More information HERE.

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