Adirondack A&E e-News # 157

Essex County Arts Council Out and About

Essex County Arts Council Arts Administrator Susan Hughes covers the wonderful variety of holiday celebrations this year in this Out and About column, covering those up to December 10. Watch for additional activities in Out and About coming after the 10th in a future issue of ADK A&E e-News.

Celebrate the Holiday Season!

After two years, it’s way past time to celebrate the season with a holiday concert!
You can find some wonderful holiday celebrations throughout December.

December 2 & 3
Christmas in Essex, NY
This annual festival kicks off Friday evening at 6 pm with the lighting of the town Christmas Tree, caroling, and hot chocolate. On Saturday morning (December 3rd), beginning at 9:30 am, you’ll find crafts, children’s activities, food, and SANTA (who arrives on the ferry from Vermont).

For musical entertainment, the Champlain Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines will be caroling in the streets of Essex, then will perform a concert in St. John’s Church at 1:30 pm. For more information, visit Essex Initiatives HERE.

In the evening on December 3rd, the Trillium Chamber Ensemble will present a concert at the Hand House in Elizabethtown at 7 pm, featuring Patricia McCarty, viola, Janice Kyle, oboe, and Timothy Mount, piano. This group is definitely worth a listen! Visit HERE for a sampling.

If classical music isn’t your cup of cocoa, the Whallonsburg Grange Hall will host a concert by the American folk duo, the Honey Dewdrops at 7:30 pm on December 3rd.

December 10
On Saturday, December 10th, stop by the Whallonsburg Grange Hall beginning at 10 for their annual Holiday Market. No music, but this is a great market and a great place to shop for gifts and support local farmers and artisans. The Grange has other activities going on in December; check out their website HERE.

Learn more about the Essex County Arts Council HERE.

Lou Scavo and the Logging Train

Collector Lou Scavo From Au Sable Acres has been fascinated by trains since he was a young boy. This year, Tahawus asked if Lou could help celebrate the Holiday Season on Main Street, Au Sable Forks, with a special Window Display. Some may remember 2022 is the 10th year anniversary of the heart-warming 2012 exhibit, “Here Come the Trains” by Lou Scavo and Karl Cokes. Lou’s answer was YES!

And this year, Lou’s charming window scene features a Logging Train, opening to view on Friday, Dec 2 and into January.

14234 Rt 9N, Main Street., Au Sable Forks

High Peaks Ringers Annual Holiday Concert

The High Peaks Ringers will present their favorite holiday tunes rung on English handbells on Sunday, December 11 at 2pm at the Adirondack Community Church in Lake Placid. Come hear Joy to the World, White Christmas and many others to help celebrate the holiday season. The concert is family friendly, fun and free. Donations are graciously accepted at the door to keep the bells ringing.

Santa to Visit North Country CC’s Malone Campus

Friday, Dec. 9, 4 – 7

All are invited to North Country Community College’s Malone campus on Friday, Dec. 9 as the college hosts a visit from Santa Claus.

The visit from St. Nick is part of a holiday celebration at the campus, located at 75 William St., that will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. and is open to the community.

Children are welcome to visit and get a photo with Santa, get a goodie bag from one of his elves and stop by Santa’s hot chocolate bar. They can also visit Santa’s Workshop where they can make an ornament to take home, decorate a cookie and write and mail a letter to Santa.

Guests are encouraged, but not required, to bring a non-perishable food item or a small toy to donate to the community.

The holiday celebration is sponsored by the NCCC Art Club, students, faculty and staff.

North Country Community College, 75 William St, Malone

The Bookstore Plus’s Local Shopping Day

Tuesday, December 6 2022 9 am – 8 pm
Local shopping day is back and we are pleased to be able to continue a full day of savings! Join us Tuesday, December 6th anytime between 9 am and 8 pm to take part in the savings.

We will be offering complimentary gift wrapping and a 20% discount off your purchase*. Or, you can donate your 20% savings to a local charity. This year, you can donate your savings to the Lake Placid Ecumenical Food Pantry or the Educational Opportunity Fund.
*discount is valid on in-stock items only. Not valid on prior purchases, special orders, or gift card purchases.

The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, Lake Placid

Fling Wide the Gates: A Tapestry Christmas

December 11, 2022, 3-4:30 pm

A FREE event open to all.

Tapestry, the All-Centuries Singers, under the direction of G. Roberts Kolb, will present motets and anthems for the advent and Christmas seasons, including several settings of the German advent chorale “Macht hoch die Tür.”

The program also includes anthems from colonial America, motets by French composers from three centuries, a set of motets by the 17th-century Netherlandish composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and a bit of Christmas traditionals for dessert.

Tapestry is an ensemble of 21 voices who come together from around central New York to share their love of choral singing with one another and with their audiences.
More info HERE.

View Center for Arts and Culture, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge

Festival of Trees Open House and Reception

Sunday, December 4, 1 – 3 pm
Join us for our reception and open house for our annual Festival of Trees.

This program is free, but reservations are suggested. Please fill out this RSVP form HERE or call the Hancock House at (518)585-7868 or via email to register or for more information.

Ticonderoga Historical Society, 6 Moses Circle

The Grange Presents

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