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September 2016 | October 2016 | November 2016 | December 2016
January 2017 | February 2017 | March 2017

 

Ongoing   Mission Boutique - Gently used clothing and housewares at the former Thrift Shop at Niccolls Memorial Church in Old Forge.  Open Fridays 10am - 12 Noon & 7 - 8:30pm, and Saturdays 10am - 12 Noon.

Ongoing   Health Insurance Sign-up  Need Health Insurance? Have the comfort of knowing you have protection against the surprises that life may bring. Certified NYS Navigators are available to help you enroll through the NY State Health Marketplace the last Thursday of each month in the Town of Webb Board Room at the Visitor Information Center in Old Forge.

 

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WinnersCAA Labor Day Car Raffle:

  1. 2016 Dodge Challenger: Mark Rushten  #138

  2. $10,000: Marcia Pawlings  #218

  3. $  3,000: Bernice Heck #530

  4. $  1,000: Maurice Hudon  #531

  5. $  1,000: Bruce & Kay Engerbert  #265

  6. $  1,000: Tom & Colleen Winn #99

  7. $  1,000: George Peterson  #542

  8. $  1,000: Vickie Carpinelli  #836

  9. $     500: Tim Rioux  # 454

10. $     500: Rick Harvell  #005

11. $     500: Steven Barbon  #279

September 2016

Thurs Sept 22 "YOU are the Key to Your Child's School Success”: Old Forge Library. 3:30PM & 7PM. Betsy Kennedy, Cazenovia Library Director, will present a program for parents, parents to be, and caregivers of preschool children. The program, about the importance of those years before Kindergarten. Childcare will be provided by the Town of Webb Schools Key Club for families wishing to attend either of these informative sessions. The Library will also have available a registrant kit for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program for interested parents/caregivers. The kit includes all the information you will need to get started! The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten! Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation-a key to school and learning success. For additional information, please call the Old Forge Library at 315-369-6008.

Fri Sept 23 Dave Bennett and the Memphis Speed Kings -7:30PM at VIEW. Kicking off our second annual Adirondack Music Festival, Dave Bennet and the Memphis Speed Kings will return for a second year to bring us more toe tapping, leg shaking Rockabilly hits! Watch the band play instruments as you have never seen them played before, dancing along with their audience to their own catchy and heart pumping tunes. The Memphis Speed Kings play classics by Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry, Hank Williams, Mickey Gilley and more. They have outstanding Rockabilly credentials from their work with groups such as the Paladins, Hot Rod Lincoln, the Hayriders, Cash Kings, GuanaBatz and the Lone Gunmen. An open dance floor will be available throughout the event. Online Ticket Price: $30.00 Member / $35.00 Non Member At the Door: $33.00 Member / $38.00 Non Member V.I.P. Passes are available at a discounted rate for those interested in attending all three of the weekends events: $100 Member / $125 Non Member Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 201, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Sat Sept 24 Dinner and Cocktails with the Danny Sinoff Quintet - 6:30PM at VIEW. Part of the Adirondack Music Festival. Start your night with a cocktail as you view our nationally renowned watercolor exhibit, then shift over to Gould hall for dinner and a show, where Danny and the band, back again for our second annual Adirondack Music Festival, will take you back with a performance of smooth standards from Sinatra and beyond. Danny's been a musician since the age of two. An open dance floor will be available throughout the event. Online Ticket Price: $65.00 Member / $75.00 Non Member At the Door: $70.00 Member / $80.00 Non Member V.I.P. Passes are available at a discounted rate for those interested in attending all three of the weekends events: $100 Member / $125 Non Member. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 201, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Sun Sept 25 Non Denominational Gospel Service With Reverend Lawrence Bartell - 8:30am at View. To begin the final day of this years annual Adirondack Music Festival we will be holding a FREE non denominational service to be held in Gould Hall featuring a live gospel choir and instrumentalists from throughout the weekend. This event will be hosted by Reverend Lawrence Bartell of Niccolls Memorial Presbyterian Church and is open to all members of the public and of all faiths. Immediately following the service there will be refreshments available in the galleries as we set up for the following event, the Jazz Brunch Featuring Dave Bennett and the Danny Sinoff Quintet. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 201, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Sun Sept 25 Jazz Brunch Featuring Dave Bennett and the Danny Sinoff Quintet  - 11:00 AM at View. To close off our second annual Adirondack Music Festival weekend we will be presenting a feast for all of the senses! An all you can eat buffet brunch, drinks included, with entertainment provided by a combination of the headliners from the weekends events! Performances will be presented by Dave Bennett and the members of the Danny Sinoff Quintet, making this the second time in history that this group has ever performed on stage together, the first time being at last years jazz brunch where they presented an impeccable show. Online Ticket Price: $20.00 Member / $27.00 Non Member At the Door: $23.00 Member / $30.00 Non Member V.I.P. Passes are available at a discounted rate for those interested in attending all three of the weekends events 100 Member / $125 Non Member Seating for this event is limited. Advanced sale tickets are recommended. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 201, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Fri Sept 30 - Fri Nov 4 Toddler Story Time - Old Forge Library from 10AM-10:30AM. This 6-session program will be held each Friday from September 30 through November 4. It is for toddler’s ages 1 - 2 and a parent or caregiver. Led by Sara Alves-Tapper, children will listen to stories, enjoy puppets, learn finger plays and have some toy time. Registration is not required for this program. For additional information, please call the Old Forge Library at 315-369-6008.

Fri Sept 30 - Fri Nov 4 Fall Story Hour - Old Forge Library at 11AM. The six-week Story Hour for preschoolers age 3, 4 and 5+ years old will be held at the Library each Friday from September 30 through November 4. Library Director Isabella Worthen, Louisette Lecours, and Fern Bick will lead the hour of stories and creative play. The children will take part in games, crafts, songs and other activities as they become acquainted with the library. Please call the library at 369-6008 to register by 8 p.m. on Thursday September 29. Registration is required.

October 2016

Sat Oct 1 15th Annual Howlin' Spooktacular Family Fun Run for Kids - Proceeds from the 5k/10k will benefit Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing Kids of Deaf Adult campers (KODAs) at Camp Mark 7. The event starts at 9:00am and finishes on Lakeview Avenue at the First Lake in Old Forge.

Wed Oct 5 Old Forge Library Elf Walk Benefit - 3:15pm-5:15pm. Prizes for the most money donated for sponsorship: Individual Prize & Group Prize. Pizza Party Celebration for all participants. Come out and walk with the Library Elves Jingle Belle and Snowflake to support your Library! Please pick up your sponsor form, available now, at the Library check out desk prior to the walk. Funds from the Elf Walk will help sponsor the Adirondack Storytelling Festival to be held in July 2017. For additional information, please call the Old Forge Library at 315-369-6008.

Fri Oct 7 Old Forge Farmers Market - 1-5pm Featuring local and regional produce and meat, flowers and Adirondack food items.  Located adjacent to the Old Forge Hardware on Park Avenue on Fridays until October 7th from 1-5pm.  For additional information, please email oldforgemarket@yahoo.com or phone 315-369-2313.

Sat Oct 15 Running Colors -  Check In 9AM – 10:45 Running Colors Race Starts 11AM .  Get ready for the most colorful fun-filled day of the fall! Running Colors is a unique 3.1 mile fun run and walk that is focused less on speed and more on crazy color fun with friends and family. Color runners come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds; so whether you are a casual morning walker or an all star athlete, you'll have a great time. While you run or walk the 3 mile course where you'll get blasted with color as you go! Runners will be blitzed with food-safe, environmentally friendly powdered color. At the finish of the event there will be a color throwing party. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 201, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Sat Oct 15  Brewfest - 12pm - 5pm at the North Street Pavilion in Old Forge. Old Forge on Tap, will showcase over 60 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will receive 3 hours of sampling along with their souvenir sampling glass! Plus hang out in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase and great vendors. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 201, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Sat Oct 15 Quilts Unlimited Lecture and Luncheon - 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. An annual lecture and luncheon, gathering quilters from all over the area to celebrate the opening of the Quilts Unlimited Exhibition. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 201, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Sat Oct 15 - Nov 12 Quilts Unlimited Exhibit - 9 a.m. – 5 p.m at View An annual survey of the depth and breadth that can be achieved through quilting. This year marks the third year the exhibition is juried for both selection and awards and will feature quilts a range in approaches from traditional to unorthodox. Find more information at (315) 369-6411 ext. 201, info@viewarts.org, or www.viewarts.org

Fri Oct 28 Annual Halloween Costume Party and Contest - Old Forge Library from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Prizes will be awarded for best costume in Babies through Seniors categories. This year’s judges will be Donna Zuckert and Louise Watson. Come and enjoy the treats, crafts and fun! For additional information, please call the Old Forge Library at 315-369-6008.

 

November 2016

Wed Nov 16 Coffeehouse Open Mic Night - 7pm. Writers, songwriters, aspiring writers and members of the public are invited to share and read or sing from their own work or to come and enjoy readings by others. Featured Writer and Emcee will be Aline Newman. If you plan on participating on Open Mic Night the Library would appreciate your call 369-6008 so they may plan accordingly but walk-ins are welcome. These readings are held to inspire writers and create opportunities for regional writers to meet. For additional information, please call the Old Forge Library at 315-369-6008.

Thurs Nov 17 Annual Children’s Author Visit - This year author, Jennifer Roy, will give presentations on to students from the Town of Webb schools, Inlet school and home schooled students about her books, the writing process, and what it’s like to be an author. Roy is a children's writer, best known for fiction including the award winning book Yellow Star. She has written 35 educational books for children ages 5–16. Roy has a new non-fiction book just released in July: "Jars of Hope" The public is also invited to attend. Times to be announced. For additional information, please call the Old Forge Library at 315-369-6008.

Fri - Sun Nov 25-27 Adirondack Christmas on Main Street - Why fight the crowds at the malls when you can shop the unique shops in the Central Adirondack mountains? Area clubs, civic groups and businesses have planned an unforgettable family experience. Santa and Mrs. Claus  will be in town and families will be treated to old fashioned horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, caroling, tree lightings, a light parade, Zoo Mobile, Moose River farm animals and book signing, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus and more! Additional venues are also available for your enjoyment including the Santa Express Train and holiday arts and crafts at View.  Click here for additional information.

Sun Nov 25 Reindeer Run - A fun run for kids of all ages, takes you from the Goodsell Museum (Historical Association) to the busy corner. Keep your antlers on, the fun doesn't stop there -- wear your antlers into the special holiday 2pm matinee at the Strand Theater and receive a free small popcorn and 1/2 price matinee. Sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association.

December 2016

Fri Dec 9 American Snowmobiler/DynoTech Research Shootout - Chip & Cindy Sauer’s Track behind The Ole Barn, Inlet Gates open at 8:00 a.m. Shootout starts at 11:00 a.m. Come see the 2017 snowmobiles! Performance shop modified runs, Food & Raffles  Vendors & Swaps. Spectator Fee $10 Trail Riders can run 660’ $10. For Tech Info: Jim at DynoTech 585-993-2777 or Kirsch 315-730-7893. www.inletny.com

Fri - Sun Dec 9-12 40th Annual Snodeo - The 40th Annual SNODEO will kick-off snowmobile season at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center Pavilion in Old Forge.  Snodeo has become a permanent fixture in Old Forge. Generating the consistent local following with the influx of snowmobilers and winter travelers alike. All four manufacturers will have the 2017 snowmobile models on display.During the weekend, you will find there's so much to do for the entire family. For more information please call (315) 369-6983 or viist www.Snodeo.com

Sat Dec 10 Youth Snowmobile Safety Course - Inlet Fire Hall. Youths must be registered to attend. Registration will open on Monday, November 28th. Please call instructor Ernie Gilbert at 315-369-3695 to register Sponsored by the Inlet Barnstormers

Fri Dec 16 Christmas at the Old Forge Library - 6pm. The public is invited to come and enjoy a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by Clement Moore read by Colin Criss followed by the play "A Christmas Tree for Kitty." Cookies and Hot Cocoa will be served following the performance. For additional information, please call the Old Forge Library at 315-369-6008.

January 2017

Sat Jan 14 Youth Snowmobile Safety Course - Inlet Fire Hall. Youths must be registered to attend. Registration will open on Monday, January 2nd. Please call instructor Ernie Gilbert at 315-369-3695 to register. Sponsored by the Inlet Barnstormers

Fri Jan 20 - Sat Jan 21 Poker Run - Sponsored by the Inlet Barnstormers. For more information please visit http://inletbarnstormerssnowmobileclub.com/index.html

February 2017

Fri - Sun Feb 10 - 12 McCauley Mountain Winter Carnival - On Friday enjoy a parade down Main Street in Old Forge, followed by an ice skating party. On Saturday, the corination of the King and Queen will be held at McCauley Mountain, followed by torchlight skiing, dare-devil jumpers & fireworks. After the fireworks, the community is invited to a dance in the chalet. Please check back for a full schedule of events.

Fri & Sat Feb 17 & 18  13th Annual Pink Ribbon Riders Snow Run - The snow run is a two day event open to both men and women, including a welcome partym snowmobile rides, awards banquet and more. For more information please visit http://www.pinkribbonriders.com/wp/13th-new-york-snow-run/

March 2017

Fri & Sat March 10 & 11  Snofest - By mid-March many snowmobilers start putting away their sleds and start thinking about summer. Not in Old Forge, New York! The four major dealers: Ski Doo, Yamaha, Polaris, and Arctic Cat will premier their 2018 models. Demos rides, conditions permitting. Please contact Old Forge’s local dealerships for exact days & times of demos; Big Moose Arctic Cat & Yamaha at (315) 357-2998, Don’s Polaris at (315) 369-3255 and Smith Marine at (315) 369-9911. Thousands of snowmobile enthusiasts take advantage of this opportunity to be the first to preview next year’s line of sleds and gear.

Fri March 17 St Patrick's Day Parade - 5pm down Main Street in Old Forge. This is a "don't miss" event! This is the best (and only) Irish Parade in the Adirondacks. Creativity is always the main theme of this parade. Along with the usual participants, many groups are secretly making costumes and floats that will be a surprise for this year’s parade. Individuals now try to outdo their prior year’s costumes or floats. Parade favorites return year after year. Local pickups with snowplows will entertain while in formation, under the name Synchronized Snowplows. The Old Forge Redheads group will be there, as will the Old Forge Irish Setters Club (which still has many dogs, but no Irish Setters). The Precision Shopping Carts will again be weaving their formations up Main Street, in spite of the poor physical conditioning of the pushers!

 

 

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