Adirondack A&E e-News # 86

War in Ukraine: Eyewitness Report from Brian Mann

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 7 to 8:30 pm

A Special Grange Lyceum Presentation

National Public Radio’s Brian Mann just returned from assignment in Ukraine, reporting from Odessa and the war zone in the south. His stories have focused on the experiences of ordinary people as the largest war in Europe since World War II goes on. For the past two years, Brian has covered addiction issues, the Bejing Olympics, and reported from the scenes of natural disasters, mass shootings and other crisis events. A Westport resident, Brian was a reporter for North Country Public Radio for 20 years. He will be returning to Ukraine for NPR in early July.

Suggested donation: $5 / students free.

More info HERE.

1610 NYS Route 22, Whallonsburg

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

Monday, June 27, 2022, Monday Morning Storytime

The Bookstore Plus will be hosting a weekly Summer Storytime and craft hour for children on Mondays at 10 am at the store, from June 27th – August 29th, 2022.

Our storyteller reads to the curious listeners and then guides them through a themed, fun craft activity. We provide all the materials needed, for crafts time, at no cost. Join us in our children’s section!

Our theme is Gardening!

On Monday, June 27th, our storyteller will read Acorn Was a Little Wild by Jen Arena and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner.

For our craft we will make newspaper pots and plant seeds! Storytime is geared towards children ages 3 and up, but all children are welcome!

ACW expands Creative Aging programming in the North Country

In March of 2022, ACW began a creative aging writing workshop for older adults at Adirondack Correctional Facility in Raybrook, NY. Tyler Barton led an 8-week writing workshop, guiding incarcerated individuals through exercises and assignments in a variety of creative writing genres, techniques, and styles. The sense of community and trust in this class flourished week after week, as writing became more honest and well-crafted. Writing from that workshop was submitted by the participants and will be included an anthology we’ll produce at the end of the summer. This week, ACW returned to ADK CF for a second 8-week creative writing workshop.

In Willsboro this summer, ACW is beginning another new creative aging writing workshop, this one at Champlain Valley Senior Community. Led by long-time ACW collaborator, Jackie Keren, this workshop will focus on memoir writing with older adults in residence at CVSC. The program will culminate with a reading at CVSC in early September.

This work would not be possible without the generous support of NYSCA and the vision of Lifetime Arts Inc.

Stay tuned for more details to coming on the Creative Aging program in Willsboro.


Saturday 6/18/2022
7 to 8:30 pm

In honor of Juneteenth, John Brown Lives! partners with Adirondack Film and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts to present a powerful documentary about events in our own, Lake Placid backyard.

SEARCHING FOR TIMBUCTOO tells the little-known story of a Black settlement, established in the wilds of upstate New York, that brought together a group of ardent abolitionists willing to risk their fortunes, their families, and their futures to destroy slavery. Little did they know that by coming together, they would help tear the nation apart.

Directly following the screening, Director Paul Miller will lead a Q&A session.

More information, including a trailer, and tickets are HERE.


We are excited to announce the 4th of July Celebration and Fair, which promises to be a truly exciting event. The event is organized by the Jay Fire Department in conjunction with the Town of Jay and the Rotary Club of Au Sable Valley.

There will be a parade at 12 noon, food and refreshments, activities, vendors and music at the Jay Fire Department grounds, there will also be music and activities at the Jay Village Green, and a Car Rally at the Douglas Memorial Park by the Covered Bridge. Additional activities are planned and will be announced as they get confirmed. The day will culminate with a great Fireworks show.

Register as a vendor HERE.

Contact Marisol Sauer at For more information on the Rotary Club of Au Sable Valley contact Stephanie Battisti at



Come see the exhibit “WILD AT HEART” – discover how the environment inspires creativity in these three artists. You might also catch a glimpse of “Wild at Heart” on Mountain Lake PBS-TV! Tahawus Gallery Open Hours every Saturday in Au Sable Forks, and by appointment any time, by email or phone: 646-734-0703.

14234 Rt 9N, Main St, Au Sable Forks

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