Adirondack A&E e-News # 315

Essex County Arts Council Out and About

In this edition of Out and About, Essex County Arts Council Arts Administrator Susan Hughes shares details on more upcoming concerts for the holiday season (see ADK A&E e-News #312 HERE for the first half of the month performances).

December 10
The Champlain Valley Voices, another wonderful chorus based at SUNY Plattsburgh, will present its holiday concert on Sunday, December 10th at 3 pm. So maybe see the Pleasant Valley Chorale on Friday the 10th, then head to Plattsburgh for this concert on the 10th.

December 16 & 17
The Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Chorus will present their holiday program on Saturday, December 16th at 7:30 pm at St. John’s Church in Keeseville, and again on Sunday, December 17th at 7:30 pm at St. Augustine’s Church in Peru. Again admission is free, with good-will donations accepted at the door.

December 17
Enjoy barbershop harmonies? The Champlain Chorus of Sweet Adelines and the Cumberland Bay Barbershoppers will join forces on Sunday, December 17th at 2 pm for a great program of holiday favorites in barbershop style. They will perform at the First Baptist Church on Oak Street in Plattsburgh. Admission is also free, with good-will donations accepted.

December 17
The Depot Theatre and the Whallonsburg Grange present “A Christmas Carol Radio Play” at the Grange. Music and refreshments at 2 pm, the performance starts at 3 pm. Donations will support the Backpack Programs at Willsboro and Boquet Valley Schools.

December 22
Your Truly (again!) will lead An Evening Community Caroling at the Deer’s Head Inn in Elizabethtown, beginning at 7 pm. Don’t miss this delightful opportunity to sing all of your favorite carols, and enjoy some holiday favorites performed by the Chorale. Come early and enjoy an amazing meal. Reservations (HERE) strongly suggested.

Holiday Market at the Grange & Whitcomb’s

Saturday, December 9, 11 am – 3 pm

Food for your holiday table and handmade gifts and decor for giving or keeping!

Fill up your shopping bags at the Grange and Whitcomb’s Holiday Market with meats and cheeses, breads, pies, cakes, maple products, cookies, granola, dry goods, and more. Plus body care products, candles, soap, woodcrafts, pottery, woven blankets, jewelry, cards and lots of other gift items. Lunch available from the Grange Kitchen!

See the list of vendors HERE.

The Grange and Whitcomb’s, 1610 NYS Rt. 22, Essex

New line-up of online writing classes!

We’re so excited to offer four unique online writing classes this winter, starting in late January! From musical poetry and flash prose to historical fiction and fairy tales, there’s a class for every writer looking to up their game.

We also think they would make for a pretty awesome holiday gift!

Read more about each class and register HERE. These classes are offered at a sliding scale rate of $50-$250. There is limited space in each class so sign up soon so you don’t lose your spot!


North Country Music Summit Hits a High Note

Mountain Lake Journal’s Jack LaDuke covers the North Country Music Summit

Over 350 students from 20 school districts across the Adirondacks & North Country participated in the first North Country Music Summit at Ticonderoga High School. Organized by We Are Instrumental, the event connected students with renowned musicians, fostering a day of musical celebration, skill enhancement, and instrument care lessons.

Congratulations to We Are Instrumental for organizing the music summit!

Watch the episode HERE.

Making Camp: A Visual History of Camping’s Most Essential Items and Activities

by Martin Hogue

December 11, 2023, 7 – 8 pm, Virtual, Free

An illustrated history of the evolution of camping from the late nineteenth century through present day through its most significant components: the campsite, the campfire, the picnic table, the map, the tent, the sleeping bag, water delivery, and trash collection. Readable as eight individual narratives, these histories align to illustrate the radical transformation of a mythical ideal over the 150-year period since the emergence of recreational camping in the United States. Hogue’s research relied extensively on the image collections at the Adirondack Experience.

Almost Queen

Saturday, December 9, 8 pm

THE most authentic QUEEN live show since the days of QUEEN themselves. A deliberate four piece band, Almost Queen delivers a live performance showcasing signature four part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the ultimate Queen experience.

Get tickets HERE.

Strand Center for the Arts, 25 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh

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