Adirondack A&E e-News # 308

Holiday Shopping at the ADKX

Friday, November 24, 2023, 10 – 4

Shop the ADKX Store for Everyone on Your List! We have a unique selection of Adirondack-themed books, toys, clothes, and more!

Can’t make it to the store? Shop online anytime HERE.

Adirondack Experience, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake

Wild Lights

Fridays and Saturdays, from November 24 to February 24
Open every day during Holiday Week: Tuesday, December 26 to Sunday, December 31
Open every day during President’s Week: Friday, February 16 to Saturday, February 24

Wander into our enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc.

Bask in the glow of the award-winning Wild Walk and stroll through Forest Music while surrounded by immersive music and lights – curated specifically for the looped trail. New displays will be added around the campus for photo opportunities and even Hopscotch, the larger-than-life Stickwork sculpture, will be adorned in lights. Offering reprieve from winter weather, come inside to warm up, grab food and drink, discover the Living River Trail and shop at the Wild Supply Co.

Tickets and more info HERE.

The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake

The Bookstore Plus Presents

Book Signing Event with Grant Reynolds, Author and Sommelier

Friday, November 24, 2023, from 4 – 5 pm

Grant will be signing his newest book The Wine List: Stories and Tasting Notes Behind the World’s Most Remarkable Bottles.

Gain access to the exclusive post-signing party with the purchase of a book!

Award-winning sommelier, Grant Reynolds, takes readers on an enlightening exploration of notable vintages, uncovering their historical significance while delving into the intricate relationship between sociology and chemistry that defines the world of wine. It will answer the question as to why we have come to classify certain vintages the way we do. Featuring interstitial sidebars and cool collage-style illustrations, this book will appeal to wine lovers as well as anyone interested in learning about art and culture.

Grant Reynolds is an award-winning sommelier, restaurateur, and author who was included in Forbes’s 30 Under 30 in 2017 and named Wine & Spirits’ Best New Sommelier in 2013.

The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, Lake Placid

Caroga Arts Holiday Tree Lighting 2023

Saturday, November 25 @ 2 – 5 pm

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the 6th Annual Caroga Arts Tree Lighting on the grounds of Sherman’s Park!

*Hay Rides and Carousel Rides are free and open to the public with free-will donations greatly appreciated to help support future community events.

Sherman’s Amusement Park, Caroga Lake

Gem Radio Theatre: An Adirondack Christmas Carol

Saturday, November 25, 2023, 7 pm
Sunday, November 26, 2023, 4 pm

Fictional Radio Station WADK returns to Tannery Pond to stage a live action radio play. This is the story of a man named Bowser, a curmudgeon who lives alone on a farm in North River. Life and circumstance have brought Bowser to this lonely Christmas Eve, where his unsavory character will be revealed to him in a series of visits by Adirondack Spirits whose names may be familiar to you. Will Bowser find redemption? Or will his ornery and solitary lifestyle send him to an early grave?

A handful of local actors will voice different characters to bring the tale to life. Jason Dora returns as the Foley Artist, creating sound effects live onstage.

Details and purchase tickets HERE.

Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek

Champlain Valley Film Series

The Strand Center for the Arts Presents

Small Business Saturday Artisan Market

Saturday, November 25, 2023, 10 am – 3 pm

Join us in our gallery while we host 16 of our talented members! These incredible local artisans will have their booths setup with a ton of different items perfect for gift giving – or, treating yourself.

Participating Vendors:
Mossbrook Roots Flower Farm, Luria & Co., Bit Sized Builds, Designs by Renée, Lola, Northern Forest Silver, Marilyn Kretser, Just Wandering Co., Anxiously Handmade, Keramik, Sew Surprised! ADK, M-T Designs, Look at This Stuff, Til Tuesday Tissue Boxes, C & P Photography, and Molly’s Quilting Block.

More info HERE.

The Strand Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh

SLC Arts Welcomes New Leadership Team

The St. Lawrence County Arts Council (SLC Arts) announces the appointment of two Co-Executive Directors, Katharine Dinneen as the Artistic Executive Director and Erica Kelso as the Managing Executive Director. Together, Dinneen and Kelso form a dynamic leadership team that combines artistic vision with managerial expertise. Their collaboration is set to drive SLC Arts towards a future filled with creative innovation, growth, and positive community impact.

As the Artistic Executive Director, Katharine Dinneen brings a strong background in non-profit arts, with an emphasis on Theatrical Production and Stage Management. With a visionary approach to the arts, Dinneen has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to artistic excellence and a keen understanding of the cultural landscape, and has recently spent much of her time reviving beloved community programming with historical significance, such as the annual Artists’ Studio Tour. Her time with SLC Arts has provided her with an intimate knowledge of our mission and values, making her transition to this new role seamless.

Erica Kelso, our new Managing Executive Director, joins us with an impressive background in service, education, and the arts. With a reputation for strategic leadership and effective management, Kelso is poised to bring a fresh perspective to the organizational and operational aspects of SLC Arts. Her wealth of experience in education and non-profit has prepared her well for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and SLC Arts warmly welcomes her to their community.

SLC Arts eagerly anticipates the positive impact that Dinneen and Kelso will have on their artistic programs, community engagement initiatives, and overall organizational success. This strategic leadership transition comes at a pivotal moment for the organization, and SLC Arts looks forward to the exciting journey ahead under their guidance!

Learn more about SLC Arts HERE.

Katharine Dinneen
Erica Kelso

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