Adirondack A&E e-News # 301

The Bookstore Plus and Innovation Hub at Northwood School

Author event with Amy Godine

Friday, November 10, 2023, 4 -5 pm

The Bookstore Plus and The Innovation Hub at Northwood School are pleased to host author, Amy Godine, for a book signing and conversation with Annie Stoltie at The Innovation Hub to discuss her newest book, The Black Woods: Pursuing Racial Justice on the Adirondack Frontier.

The Black Woods: Pursuing Racial Justice on the Adirondack Frontier is a robust history of Black pioneers who carved from the wilderness a future for their civic rights. This immersive story returns the Black pioneers and their descendants to their rightful place at the center of this history.

Amy Godine has been writing and speaking about ethnic, migratory, and Black Adirondack history for more than three decades. She curated the Dreaming of Timbuctoo exhibit at the John Brown Farm State History Site in North Elba, NY. Amy is based in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Innovation Hub at Northwood School, 2495 Main St, Lake Placid (next-door to The Bookstore Plus)

Storytelling Open Mic at Whitcomb’s

Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 7 – 9 pm

Hosted by storytellers Mac MacDevitt and Chris Locke. The Storytelling Open Mic is a community-based event co-sponsored by Bell Fire Arts Collective and Whitcomb’s Arts.

The Storytelling Open Mic invites community members and visitors from all walks of life, backgrounds and orientations to come together and connect through the sharing of personal stories. This is a safe, supportive environment free from pressure and judgment. No experience is necessary to participate. It is OK to read from a paper if you choose. All are welcome to speak or come and listen.

Everyone has a story to tell, and we want to hear yours. Or come to listen to support your friends and neighbors who are sharing their stories with you.

Whitcomb’s, 1610 NYS Route 22, Whallonsburg

Widlund Gallery at Tannery Pond Center

The Art of Illustration

Featuring Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer & Anthony Richichi

Tuesday, November 7 to Saturday, December 16
Opening reception Friday, November 17, 5 – 7 pm

The Art of Illustration exhibit features original painted illustrations from children’s books created by local artists Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi, as well as Jan Palmer’s new Witches Dance portraits! We’ll be exhibiting original illustrations (as well as sketches, books and materials in the glass cases) from Kate Hartley, Jan Palmer and Anthony Richichi.

The artists will have books, prints and more for sale on their opening night, and plan to do readings/signings throughout the exhibit.

Learn more HERE.

Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek

Poetry @ DAC

The Downtown Artist Cellar is thrilled to announce an enchanting evening of live poetry!
Thursday, November 9, 7pm

Featuring Poets Linda Blaskey, Robin Caudell and a Guest Poet from Postdam with a Poetry Open Mic to Follow. Performer Sign Up 6:30.

Downtown Artist Cellar, 410 East Main Street, Malone

17th Annual Wine & Chocolate Fundraising Event

Friday, November 10, 5:30 – 8 pm, at the Queensbury Hotel

Tickets are on sale now for the Chapman Museum’s annual Wine & Chocolate Tasting event. This event is paired with A Finer Experience which takes place the night before on November, 9.

The delicious celebrations start with A Finer Experience at 6 pm Thursday, Nov. 9, at Seasoned, SUNY Adirondack’s student-run restaurant at 14 Hudson Ave. Culinary Arts students, under the guidance of Chef Matt Bolton, offer fine cuisine with wine pairing from Lake George Wine Outlet. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis and this year’s Finer Experience event is sold out. Those interested in being added to the waiting list are encouraged to call the Museum at (518)793-2826.

The fun continues with Wine & Chocolate tasting that includes more than 20 stations of wine, artisanal spirits, and food tastings provided by some of the region’s premier businesses, including event sponsor Lake George Wine Outlet.

Tickets for the Wine and Chocolate Event cost $45 and can be purchased HERE.

The Chapman also offers an exciting online auction, for which bidding runs through November 12 at 5 pm. Packages include tickets to regional attractions, boat tours, overnight getaways at some of the region’s finest hotels, artwork, lottery tickets, jewelry and more. See the packages and make bids HERE.

The Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge Street, Glens Falls

And also at the Chapman…

Conversations with the Past

America’s Living Unknown Soldiers: Amnesia and Veteran Imposters after the Great War

Dr. Evan Sullivan, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, SUNY Adirondack

Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 7 pm

Around 200,000 American soldiers were disabled as a result of the Great War, of which roughly 70,000 were classified as neuro-psychiatric. An even smaller number of veterans came home with amnesia. Newspaper reports from across the United States commented on mysterious stories of select amnesic soldiers who had turned up at US Army hospitals, or who had disappeared from those same places. This presentation examines postwar discussions about grief, disability, and America’s “living unknown soldiers” by analyzing Americans’ reception of two well-documented amnesic veteran imposters: Jerry Tarbot and Arthur Lopez-Frazier.

This program is free but requires a reservation. To register, please call (518)793-2826.

Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls

Women of the ADKs Film Showing

November 3, 2023, 6:30 pm, North Country School, free but requires ticket

Last year, TREW scoured hundreds of applications from skiers and snowboarders across the U.S. and Canada and selected just 10 teams to create short films showcasing their personality, perspectives, and local stomping grounds. To add some spice, teams had only 6-weeks to film and 4-weeks to edit their film during winter ‘23.

The time has come for us to enjoy the fruits of these teams labor! Come watch the films, get hyped for winter, and have the chance to support the local crew, Team Forever Wild and the Women of the ADKs.

The event will benefit BETA Trail and the work they do building, maintaining, and advocating for a system of community and backcountry trails in the Adirondacks.

The local crew, Team Forever Wild, is drawn together by their love for the 6 million acres that make up the Adirondack park. In their segment of the film, Josey, Caitlin, Maddie, Kyra, and Connor are eager to showcase the understated, rugged beauty of the “Forever Wild” wilderness in Upstate New York and celebrate the wild and wonderful women who ski and ride here.

Find out more and get tickets HERE.

North Country School, 4382 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid

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