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2012-10-05T13:44:00Z Best BetsBy Doug Glens Falls Post-Star
October 05, 2012 1:44 pm  • 

The leaves are changing and upstate New York is prepared for an autumn of fun. The weekend is filled with plenty of activities to make the most of the season.

*The Schenk family has assembled the annual “Haunted Graveyard” at their home at 115 Bay St. in Glens Falls. The spooky attraction will be open from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, plus Halloween, throughout October. Admisison is free, but the family asks for a donation of a nonperishable food item to benefit Warren-Hamilton Counties Community Action.

* “Treasure Trove,” a Disney on Ice show featuring characters from a variety of animated movies, continues performances through Monday at Glens Falls Civic Center. For ticket information, go to

* Granville marks its monthly First Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pember Library and Slate Valley Museum. The Pember will present Paul Klam’s wood carvings of wizards and dragons and Caroline Kibbe’s paintings of life around Cambridge. The Foothill Treadlers will show hand-woven pieces and offer demonstrations on their spinning wheels, Dave Lawlor will perform fiddle music, and the food will be brought in by Slate Valley Food Co-op.

* Lake George gets some German flair Saturday and Sunday with an Oktoberfest celebration on Canada Street and in Shepard Park. Activities include a beer tent and barrel-rolling competition, as well as children’s games and crafts. For more information, call Lake George Chamber of Commerce at 668-5755.

* On Saturday, Great Escape will hold a Zombie Run starting at 8:30 a.m. as part of its annual Fright Fest, a Halloween event for all ages that runs through Oct. 28. The park’s daytime thrills, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, include the Trick or Treat Trail, Halloween activities for the kids and two family areas. The frights come out after 4 p.m., when the park transforms itself into a Halloween haven for zombies and creatures, with haunted attractions, hair-raising shows and scream-inducing street entertainment. For information, go to

* Pendragon Theater presents a staged version of “Pinocchio” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Tickets for the family classic about a puppet-turned-boy are $5 to $10 and are available at the box office, online at or by phone at 874-0800.

* “From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden” opens this weekend at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. The show, which runs through Jan. 6, features more than 75 lithographs, etchings, collograph plates, screenprints, drypoints, monoprints and engravings by the African-American artist.

* Upper Hudson Musical Arts presents a “Music from Manchester” concert featuring violinists Joana Genova and David Lisker, Ariel Rudiakov on viola, Benjamin Capps on cello and Julio Elizalde on piano. The concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. The program includes works by Robert Schumann and Vittorio Giannini. For information, call 681-1715.

* Lennon ’72, a re-creation of John Lennon’s historic 1972 Madison Square Garden concert, will headline a tribute to the late Beatle to mark the 72nd anniversary of his birth at 6 p.m. Sunday at Hudson River Music Hall in Hudson Falls. Opening acts include The Jonathan Newell Band, Amy Anderson, Linda Fayte and Debbie Gecewicz. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for seniors and students. For information, call 832-3484.

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