DEC Announces Create a Watershed Superhero Poster Contest for Middle School Students
Jan. 12, 2024 Deadline for Poster Submissions
Since 2004, the DEC’s annual poster contest has encouraged thousands of middle school students across New York State to learn about their role in protecting their local watersheds and how to conserve and safeguard water resources, now and for future generations.
This is the third year of the superhero poster contest theme. Previous themes include “We All Live in a Watershed,” “Conserve and Protect our Watersheds,” and “The Importance of Wastewater Treatment.”
To participate in the 2023-24 school year contest, New York State teachers, schools, and clubs are advised to visit HERE for more information.
Posters will be accepted through Jan. 12, 2024. The 14 winning posters will be featured in DEC and NYWEA’s 2025 Annual Calendar.
Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC)
Opening Night: Friday, November 17, 5 pm
The holiday season is right around the corner and LARAC’s Holiday Shop is the best place to shop handcrafted gifts for the whole family!
Enjoy 10% off your purchase in the Holiday Shop on opening night (15% discount for members).
LARAC’s Lapham Gallery, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls
Creative Adirondacks: Saranac Lake Artist Michael Burpoe Paints Japan
Read Linda Friedman Ramirez’s wonderful profile of Michael Burpoe in the Adirondack Almanack HERE.
Mike is best known for his watercolors, including the painting Oh How I Wish I was at the Islands that won him the People’s Choice Award at the 24th Annual Juried Art Show at the Adirondack Artists Guild. Once Mike showed me the painting, I remembered it clearly as the exquisite watercolor I had myself admired at the Guild. That award and the encouragement and help he received from artist Eleanor Sweeney of the Adirondack Artist Guild created new opportunities for Mike, and led to his being the Featured Artist exhibit in February 2023. The -31F weather did not prevent a packed house for Mike’s opening.
Wilmington’s 3rd Annual Holiday Craft & Gift Fair
Saturday, November 18, from 10 – 2 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with unique crafts and gifts for everyone on your holiday list.
Twisted Raven, 8 Whiteface Memorial Highway, Wilmington
Adirondack Folk School Presents
Gifting The Adirondacks Holiday Fair
Saturday, November 18, 2023, 10 am – 3 pm
Enjoy some early Christmas spirit at the Adirondack Folk School. Shop for unique gifts created by local artisans, mingle with your neighbors and sip delicious hot chocolate while you peruse big gifts and stocking stuffers alike. You’ll love the selection of gifts, many of them locally handmade.
Choose from: Hand Painted Silk Scarves, Woven Items, Handmade Soaps, Balsam Pillows, Jewelry, Mittens, Holiday Ornaments, Night Lights, Cutting Boards and other Wooden Items, Cards, Advent Calendars, Books, Puzzles and more.
The Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street Lake Luzerne,
Improv Comedy Show
Completely Stranded: Christmas on Clearance
Saturday, November 25, 2023, 7:30 pm
Looking for a perfectly imperfect present this holiday season that won’t break the bank? Look no further as Completely Stranded offers you the cheapest gift imaginable—improv comedy! This local comedy foursome is inviting you to join their epic holiday improvisation comedy festival as they return to the historic Strand Center Theatre this holiday season. They’re making their list and checking it twice to deliver plenty of unique, ridiculous holiday comedy hijinks sure to leave your stocking stuffed with plenty of mirth and merriment.
Completely Stranded, Plattsburgh’s Premiere Improv Comedy Troupe, has been delighting audiences in New York and Vermont for over 17 years with their unconventional sketch comedy. Featuring the comedic talents of Merritt Billiter, Jason Borrie, Andrew Ducharme, and Tiana Saroj, this entertaining crew performs in the short form improvisation style of the hit television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? They create on-the-spot characters and situations from the wacky, unpredictable suggestions of YOU, the audience, through the use of acting games such as “Party Quirks,” “Film, Theatre, TV Styles,” and “Sound Effects.” Without using a script, Completely Stranded creates fully improvised, side-splitting entertainment everyone is sure to enjoy. Buy your tickets today!
Due to the potential nature of some content, this show is not recommended for children.
Get tickets HERE.
Strand Center for the Arts, 25 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh