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2017 Adirondack Art Walks and Artists Studio Tours

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Saranac Lake Third Thursday Art Walk Although I am not in the market to buy art, I am always in the market to experience it. Monthly Adirondack Art Walks are always buzzing with activity. Young people are receiving instruction as they paint on easels set up on a street corner. Musicians are tucked in gazebos and under tents. Wood carvers and other artists welcome people into galleries. The atmosphere is always extremely friendly.  My children are used to going to museums and walking through shows since this is what they have been doing since each was in a stroller. Each art galley is like a mini museum showcasing creativity. Children can also put a different perspective to everything. My daughter still can see a mermaid in practically any piece of modern art and my son is curious about the artistic process. If you feel your children won’t be able to walk through a gallery without running around, start their art education slowly by going to your local library. Most librarie

Camp Pendragon Theatre presents "Little Shop of Horrors"

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Camp Pendragon, in collaboration with   Pendragon Theatre , is hosting a special  presentation of “the musical "Little Shop of Horrors”" by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Winner of a Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical,  Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award  and Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, "Little Shop of Horrors" has become a cult phenomenon.   When “ a luckless florist shop worker, Seymour, starts raising a strange plant that feeds on human blood and flesh he starts becoming famous. Trying to impress Audrey, the woman he loves, Seymour keeps feeding the plant. (The musical is based on the low-budget 1960  black comedy  of the same name.) Chaos ensues as Seymour must find unorthodox ways to keep feeding his plant.    WHEN :  July 22 at 7 pm  and  July 23 at 1 pm WHERE : Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake, NY. COST :  $10 for Adults, $5 for Students

Saranac Lake: Dewey Mountain Volunteer Days

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Adirondack Lakes and Trails Outfitters is conducting three volunteer trail workdays at Dewey Mountain to make sure the skiers this winter only have fun. The first will be this Sunday, Oct 14, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm to help place new trail signs. The trail signs were purchased from a grant from the North Country Healthy Heart Network and designed by Demong Designs .

Golden Ticket Contest and Willy Wonka FREE Outdoor Movie

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Join in the Golden Ticket Craze in Saranac Lake and enjoy a FREE outdoor movie showing of Willy Wonka starring Gene Wilder.   The final Downtown Saranac Lake movie night of the summer will be held on Friday, August 31 ,  8:30 pm at Berkeley Green ..  This will be the 3 rd  outdoor movie held in Downtown Saranac Lake this summer. The first two films for the successful event were theWizard of Oz and E.T the Extraterrestrial. 

Saranac Lake Outdoor Movie Night July 27 9:00 pm

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Movies Come Back To Berkeley Green I did not know much about Saranac Lake’s movie theatre history until my husband spoke of going to see a film in Saranac Lake. In addition to Vaudeville shows and Hollywood location shoots, Saranac Lake was once the home to three movie theatres and a drive-in at various times in its vast history. The Colonial Theatre, once located at 55 Broadway, opened in 1912 with seating for 500. It was later converted to a grocery in the mid 20s with the building eventually demolished in 1974. Community Bank stands in its location now. According to the Historic Saranac Lake Wiki page, the Pontiac Theatre was built at 13 Broadway in 1917 and at one time housed the largest movie screen in Northern New York. The Pontiac burned in 1978 and is currently a parking lot.    The Berkeley Theatre opened in the late 80s near the old Pontiac site and operated until the year 2000 in the basement of Corvo Restaurant, which is now Bear Essentials Apparel.

Saranac Lake: 2nd annual Lake Clear Day

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By Diane Chase Last year Lake Clear’s Charlie’s Inn transformed into a bustling train depot of years’ past with a stagecoach, 1912 taxi and even hotelier Paul Smith greeting visitors. Well, he wasn’t the real Paul Smith. We were still able to gain quite a bit of knowledge regarding the importance of the Lake Clear Train Depot and the role it played for the Paul Smith’s Hotel. The event features live music, plenty of food, period games, and vendors. A special children’s activity to look forward to is the “Thomas the Train” race. Kids can paint small wooden train engines and later race against each other.  New this year is local storytellers sharing Lake Clear history for all to enjoy. There is a complete schedule of events at Charlie’s Inn,  www.charlies-inn.com .