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April 23, 2014 - May 08, 2014 : Educational
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When: Today | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Patti's Quilting & Fabric
Cost: $25
Classes will be on Wednesday April 23th and Wednesday April 30th.This roomy tote is easy to make and a great beginner bag. It's the perfect size for the gym, office or traveling to the beach. Whether you make as a gift or keep for yourself, you will be able to add your own personal touch. Cutting tools supplied. Students must bring own materials; cost estimated at $25.
When: Today | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Community Room, Crandall Library, Glens Falls
Cost: FREE
Many birds, including warblers and sparrows, migrate at night, and they call as they fly. For several years David Martin has been following the progress of migration by recording nocturnal flight calls at two locations in Albany County. He will show how to identify birds from flight calls will discuss the relationship of flight call counts to wind, weather and radar observations.
When: Thu, Apr 24, 2014 until Sun, Apr 27, 2014
Where: Adirondack Folk School and the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center
The Adirondack Folk School is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual ADK Fiber Experience Getaway Weekend event scheduled from Thursday night, April 24, 2014 through Sunday, April 27, 2014. We've grown so much we now have two Fiber Experience sites: the Adirondack Folk School and the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George.
When: Thu, Apr 24, 2014 until Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: varies, visit website.
Come to the 2nd Annual Adirondack Fiber Experience event. Scheduled from Thursday night, April 24, 2014 through Sunday morning, April 27, 2014, this year we've grown so much we have two Fiber Experience sites: the Adirondack Folk School and the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $5.
Knitters, why not have stitch markers as unique and creative as your knitted item? Throw away your plastic markers and handcraft your very own stitch markers using wire, beads, and charms. Easy to make, join us for this fun class and make stitch markers that will be the envy of your fellow knitters! The materials fee covers the cost of brass or copper wire and beads to make a number of stitch markers. Additional beads and silver wire will be available to purchase from the instructor during the class.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $7.
Come join us and learn the basics of spinning on a drop spindle. We will cover drafting, spinning, plying and finishing your yarns. If you do not have a spindle, one will be provided. Spinning fibers will be provided. No experience necessary!
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $10.
Come make a unique case for your phone or pocket-style camera using a seamless wet felting technique, merino wool, and decorative embellishments. You'll be amazed at what you can create in this fun 1/2 day class. Supplies to bring: a plastic dish tub or bowl, small yogurt size cup, plastic grocery bag, soap-either liquid dish soap (ivory) or bar (preferably olive oil based, or glycerin), 2-3 towels, scissors and notepad. Open to all skill levels.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $23.
Felt is a perfect medium to capture the essence of the Adirondacks in a landscape. In this workshop we will use natural fibers and learn a simple wet felting technique to make our felted "sketches". You will discover the unique felting characteristics of various fibers and how to use them to their best effect: wool batt, wool roving, nepps and locks, mohair, silk hankies, silk top and silk blends, linen and hemp.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $18.
Experiment with an array of fabrics and fibers as you learn to wet felt a textured art collage. This is a freeing form of fiber play. No prior felting experience required, just let your creative side flow. Please bring two old hand towels. All other materials will be supplied. Please wear sleeves that can be rolled up out of your way to stay dry; a heavy cloth apron or a waterproof apron is helpful too.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $12.
Add a little glamour to your wrists! We will be knitting a pair of traditional beaded "pulsvarmers" with a pattern of knit in beads. These are fun and easy to knit! Learn a provisional cast on, how to add and knit in beads, and read a chart. Bring a pair of 8" double-points US #1 and a pair of point protectors. Yarn and beads will be provided. Open to all skill levels.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $10.
In this class we will use Norwegian C1/Pelsull wool to create a vessel over a resist. Surface texture and shaping using several sculptural techniques will be explored. You'll create a small lovely vessel in this 1/2 day class. Supplies to bring: a plastic dish tub or bowl, small yogurt size cup, plastic grocery bag, soap-either liquid dish soap (ivory) or bar (preferably olive oil based, or glycerin), 2-3 towels, scissors and notepad. Open to all skill levels.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $10.
If you know how to knit you can make these lovely, playful, wearable bracelets with just a handful of beads and lots of wire! Create your own knit bracelet that will catch everyone's eye. You can't miss with this fun class.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 until Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $250. Materials Fee $25.
Table runners are a great home décor item that can spice up your table. Over the course of two days, you will dress your loom with soft, durable cotton yarn, and weave off a table runner that will compliment your home! You will select from a variety of patterns, and structures. This course will also include different methods of fringe tying and hemstitches to really make your weaving pop!
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 until Mon, Apr 28, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $380. Member Tuition $340. Materials Fee $50.
The art of blacksmithing begins with a solid foundation and a focus on the fundamentals: safety, the proper construction and control of the forge fire, hammer control, and an introduction to tooling and its purpose. Beginning with the basic techniques of tapering, upsetting, squaring, rounding, scrolling, basic joinery and more, you will leave with a finished project of your own design.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $125. Materials Fee $10.
Gloves and mittens are still hand knit in Shetland today. These traditional pieces of knitting combine the elements of Fair Isle through the use of color and pattern. You will begin a pair of patterned fingerless mitts using your choice of colors of Shetland wool.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $15.
Scandinavians believed they could save the spirit of a good harvest by weaving wheat into characters or shapes and keeping them in a place of honor until the next planting season, thus ensuring a good harvest for the next year. In this class, you will get an introduction to the art of wheat weaving through the exploration of several basic techniques: braiding and knotting.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George, NY.
Cost: Tuition $125. Materials Fee $30.
This project will introduce you to nuno felt, a fabulous contemporary felting technique incorporating fine wool fibers, felted into a light base weave. During the felting process, shrinking of the wool fibers causes the silk fabric to ruche or gather up, creating a rich texture.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $125. Materials Fee $20.
In this class, we will use Merino wool to create a small seamless purse with a pocket and handle. While exploring the basics of seamless wet felting, there will be an emphasis on color mixing and surface design. You will be amazed at the beautiful purse you will create in one day!
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $65. Materials Fee $125.
Connect to early American women in this introductory rug hooking class. Come expand your knowledge of Folk Art, and try your hand at this traditional art form. This class will focus on the color texture and design of a small primitive bird, size 21" x 24". Students will learn how to turn a simple pattern into an instant antique.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 until Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Washington County
Cost: 0
The Tour features 15 farms and a fiber mill with just about every fiber producing animal there is. We raise alpacas, angora rabbits, cashmere and angora goats, and several breeds of sheep. The products we produce are as diverse as the animals we raise. The quality is right up there too because many of our members have won major prizes at shows and festivals for live animals or fiber products.
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $30.
If you've ever admired the wooden pepper grinders you see in kitchen stores, here's your chance to create your own woodturned pepper grinder. This pepper grinder will be a perfect addition to your kitchen or next dinner party. Learn spindle work and boring techniques.
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $5.
Bow drill fire making is an ancient way to start fire. Due to its primitive nature, you will quickly develop an intimate understanding of the principles of fire making. We will discuss wood types and the trees they come from to the structure of your fire itself. Your relationship to fire made through primitive techniques is rewarding beyond description!
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $50. Member Tuition $45. Materials Fee $10.
Most people think of finding water when they hear the word Dowsing. Yes, dowsing is for finding water; however, dowsing is also a way of getting in touch with our "Natural Knowing"… our intuition. We all have the ability to be more connected and know answers to our questions about what is for our highest good or where something is located.
When: Thu, May 1, 2014
Where: The Hyde Collection 161 Warren St. Glens Falls, NY 12801
Now through May 17, 2014, The Chapman Museum, The Hyde Collection, and go! The World Awareness Children’s Museum are welcoming children and their parents from the Warren County Head Start Program to participate in a Preschool Passport Museum program. May 1: Educator visits Head Start for an outreach program.
When: Thu, May 1, 2014 | 6:45 AM to 8:00 PM
Where: The Hyde Collection Art Museum
Cost: $92 Hyde members; $117 all others. Reservations open to members only until March 20, 2014. All reservations must be receiv
Includes group transportation, admission, and tour of Yale University Art Gallery, and all tips, with options to visit the Center for British Art, Collection of Musical Instruments, and Peabody Museum of Natural History. Lunch on own at choice of nearby restaurants, deli's and cafes.
When: Thu, May 1, 2014 | 6:45 AM to 7:00 PM
Where: New Haven, Ct.
Cost: Hyde members $72; non-members $117
Includes group transportation, admission, tips, and tour of the Yale University Art Gallery. Lunch on your own at nearby restaurants. Reservations are required no later than April 17, 2014.
When: Thu, May 1, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Hubbard Hall Freight Depot Theater/Gallery
Cost: FREE. Donations in support of the series gratefully accepted.
Join us for a discussion of The Civil War Lover’s Guide to New York City. Few Americans associate New York City with the Civil War, but the most populated metropolitan area in the nation, then and now, is filled with scores of monuments, historical sites, and resources directly related to those four turbulent years. Curiosity Forum events are a partnership of Battenkill Books, Hubbard Hall, and Leslie Parke Studio. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $275. Member Tuition $265.
A gorgeous sunset awaits you in this one day nature photography tour. Travel to several nearby destinations and spend 90% of the day shooting pictures at beautiful Adirondack lakes and waterways. This nature photography tour is designed for those who are already comfortable with camera basics such as the relationship between aperture, shutter, and ISO settings.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Long Lake Town Hall
Cost: $35 Pre-paid
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When: Sat, May 3, 2014 until Sun, May 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $145. Member Tuition $130. Materials Fee $25.
Native Americans were very active in the history of this area. They were the greeters of the first Europeans and, as a result, their lives were forever changed. The use of European materials greatly influenced the crafts of Eastern Native Americans. Learn the history of the traditional craft of Native American beading.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 until Sun, May 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $230 Member Tuition $210. Materials Fee $45.
Before the age of cook stoves, meals were prepared and cooked either on an open fire or in the hearth at home. One of the most common and sought after cookware pieces was the spider. A spider is a long handled legged skillet that sits directly over the coals in which a variety of meals can be produced.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 until Sun, May 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $190 Member Tuition $170. Materials Fee $50.
Most Adirondack chairs look very similar and, in most cases, feel the same. Here's a revised version: the upright back with its back-hugging curve and wider base in the seat make this chair a joy to sit in, and most importantly, get out of! Join us and learn how to make this chair for your own "camp", or just to relax on your front porch.
When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95 Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $25.
If you've wanted to make your own pizzas and wondered about restaurants that use wood-fired ovens to make their pizzas, then this is the perfect class for you. We've combined a trip to the Downtown City Tavern in Glens Falls to see the inner sanctums of their pizza operation with making pizzas at AFS and firing them in our very own outdoor bake oven. Learn all about how pizza is done and then practice on your own pies.
When: Tue, May 6, 2014 until Wed, May 7, 2014
Where: The Hyde Collection
Now through May 17, 2014, The Chapman Museum, The Hyde Collection, and go! The World Awareness Children’s Museum are welcoming children and their parents from the Warren County Head Start Program to participate in a Preschool Passport Museum program. May 6 and 7: Head Start classes go on a field trip to the museum. Organized by Chapman educator Kim Harvish, Hyde educator Evi Fisher, and go! educator Sheileen Landry, the programs consists of outreach visits to Head Start classes as well as encouraging the kids and their parents to visit each of the museums via a Passport Program. As part of the fun, every time they make a visit, their “passport” will get stamped.
When: Wed, May 7, 2014 | 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Donations go towards the materials and expenses and are appreciated.
Adam Howard and his blacksmith friends will fire up our forges to both demonstrate the art of blacksmithing and supervise others as they try their hand at the anvil to heat, bend, and create for the first time. This might be just the thing to prompt you to take one of the many blacksmithing classes offered at AFS. Open Forge Nights are May 7, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, and October 8.
When: Wed, May 7, 2014 until Thu, May 8, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Cost: Tuition $95. Member Tuition $85. Materials Fee $15.
Try your hand at lettering and decorating a traditional keepsake. These elaborate documents were created by German setters to commemorate birth, marriage, a new home, the new year and other special events. The word fraktur refers to the brokenness of the Old English lettering style used in them.
When: Thu, May 8, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: The Hyde Collection
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Lunchtime tour. Bring your lunch to see the "23rd Annual Regional Juried High School Exhibition" and see a presentation of how art history influences art making. Lunch and discussion in the auditorium.
When: Today until Wed, Apr 30, 2014
Where: 251 Glen St Glens Falls, NY 12801
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Season: Mon-Thu, 9am-9pm; Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 9am-5pm, and other times the Library is open Showcasing a newly donated international collection by artist Betty LaDuke with selections from the Folklife Center's local collections. The exhibition celebrates the diverse forms of expression of women throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States.
When: Today until Wed, Dec 31, 2014 | 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: 11 Broad Street, Glens Falls, NY
Cost: mention this event! for $10 off
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When: Today until Mon, Apr 28, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: School of the Arts, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: $200
Led by Patricia B. Snyder, this two-hour workshop designed for adults will provide an intellectual, emotional and physical approach to creating a character through script analysis and fundamentals of acting. The focus will be on the preparation of monologues and two-character scenes. This workshop will be held on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. on the following dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 21, 28.
When: Today until Thu, May 8, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: SUNY Adirondack - Queensbury Campus
Cost: $1,649
Classes are everyone Monday & Wednesday from March 3rd to May 8th. A solid understanding of Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy & Physiology I, II is strongly recommended. This is part one of a two-part series. The United States Department of Health and Human Services has mandated the replacement of the ICD-9-CM code sets that are used in hospitals and clinics today.
When: Today until Thu, May 8, 2014 | 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: Hubbard Hall Freight Depot Theater
Cost: $135 / $125 members
A nine-week class introducing children to the skills and magic of the theater. Using games, movement, and music exercises, character and scene work, we will explore how to bring stories to life on the stage. The session will culminate in an informal presentation of what we've learned and created, in the form of several short skits. Every Thursday!
When: Today until Mon, Oct 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: 9097 State Route 30 Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Explore and enjoy a lean-to decked out in 19th century fashion, and a platform tent with sitting porch and writing desk. Look through flipbooks with historic photographs and imagine spending a summer on a remote lake in the Adirondacks.
When: Today until Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Head to Toe Salon, South Glens Falls
Cost: 0.00
Wellness Coaches Wanted! Earn What You're Worth! $500-$1,300/mth. Part-time $1,500-$5,000/mth. Full-Time NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Coaches Orientation Meeting-Thursdays @ 7pm Beginning Mar. 27! Register, Call Darren: 932-1084
When: Today until Fri, May 2, 2014 | 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Queensbury Hotel
Cost: call for price
When: Today until Tue, Jun 24, 2014
Where: Crandall Public Library | All Showings in the Christine L. McDonald Community Room, Lower Level
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Spring Film & Video Festival held at the Crandall Public Library will show a variety of films, with everything from this year's big Oscar winner 12 Years A Slave to documentaries, and box-office hits like The Hunger Games.
When: Today until Tue, Jun 24, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Head to Toe Salon, South Glens Falls
Cost: 39.00
12 Week Class for $39 Includes:*Personal Coach *Health & Nutrition Classes *FREE Body Composition ($275 value) *FREE Fitness Tips *Group Support & Lots of Fun!
When: Today until Wed, May 7, 2014 | 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: SUNY Adirondack Queensbury Campus, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804
Cost: $50 per person or couple
Attendees will get a complimentary, comprehensive workbook as well as answers to some of these questions: Can I retire early? How long will my savings last? How can I increase my income without undue risk? What if I need long term care? Course specifics include Cash Management, Risk Management, Investment Concepts, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning and Estate Conservation.
When: Thu, Apr 24, 2014 until Thu, Jun 12, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: National Museum of Dance School of the Arts - 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Cost: 120
Calling all music lovers! Do you love the sound of the violin? Your opportunity has arrived to learn to play! The National Museum of Dance's School of the Arts (SOA) is excited to announce that they will be offering an Adult Beginner Group Violin class. SOA students are no longer just dancing to music, but creating music themselves!

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