Thursday

exhibit

Show 5: Have a Seat//Wall Edition, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., LARAC, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls. Nineteen regional artists created their Adirondack chairs as part of LARAC's "Have a Seat in Glens Falls" public arts project. This outdoor project is enjoyed by residents and tourists as they dine, shop and enjoy all the cultural options our city has to offer. We've given the artists the opportunity to have their pieces on our gallery wall to further highlight their incredible talent. This public art project is presented by LARAC, with support by the Touba Family Foundation. The chairs were made by the Construction Trades Program students from WSWHE BOCES. This exhibit is sponsored by Normandin Marketing. 

North Country Arts' September Art Exhibit at 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 42 Ridge St., Glens Falls. The artist of the month for September will be Chestertown artist Fredrick Holman. 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall is located at 42 Ridge St. in Glens Falls and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

North Country Arts NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery's 'Sun Splash' Art Exhibition, 1 to 5 p.m., NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, 71 Lawrence St., Suite 114, Glens Falls. The exhibition runs through Saturday, Sept. 16 and features works in all media created by local and regional artists. The gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve and Fruits & Flowers, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Ellsworth Kelly created Diagonal with Curve XII, Blue No. 611, for his friends, Werner Feibes and James Schmitt. In conjunction with the opening of the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, this exhibition of more than 70 prints examines Kelly’s experimentation with curved fields of color, from tight ellipses and shapes with rounded corners to broad arcs and segments. Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.hydecollection.org; 518-792-1761.

To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. With this inaugural exhibition in the new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, The Hyde Collection establishes itself as a major museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in upstate New York. The exhibition includes around 40 works by such iconic artists as Josef Albers, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, Bridget Riley and Andy Warhol. Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.hydecollection.org; 518-792-1761.

New Gallery Installation ‘Life in the Adirondacks,’ 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, 9097 state Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake. Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) is celebrating its 60th season with the opening of a new interactive gallery installation exploring the spirit, history, culture, and people of the Adirondack region. Life in the Adirondacks is the largest permanent exhibition on ADKX’s stunning 121-acre campus. ADKX is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including holidays, late May through Oct. 5. Closed on Friday, Sept. 15, for a separately ticketed event. Open until 7:30 p.m. on Mondays in August for Museum Monday Nights, each paired with a Monday Evening Lecture featuring Adirondack experts from a variety of fields. Daily admission is $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; $12 for youths and students with a valid student ID; and free for children 5 and younger, active military personnel and members. All paid admissions are good for a second visit within seven days. Year-round residents of the Adirondack Park are admitted free on the second and fourth Sundays of August with proof of residency. For more information, call 518-352-7311 or visit www.theADKX.org.

for the kids

Family Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m., Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main St., Hudson Falls. A variety of books, songs and finger plays for you to share with your children. Infant to 7 years old with a parent or caregiver. Every Thursday, 10:30 to 11 a.m. No Registration required.

workshop

Top It!, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Samantha's Cafe, 193 Glen St, Glens Falls. Crandall Public Library presents the free event Top It! With the help of Samantha's Cafe, learn the creative art of decorating cupcakes. Registration is required and limited. Call 792-6508, ext. 3, or register online at crandalllibrary.org.

outdoors

Kneehigh Naturalists, Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. This class is intended for children ages 1 through 6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24 hours' advanced notice; please call 793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay.

Let's Talk Ticks, 2-3 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. Ticks seem to be a popular topic of discussion lately. This season has seen quite a lot of ticks and a high risk for Lyme disease. Join a park educator as we discuss why this year seems to present a high risk for Lyme disease, what may be the cause of this and how we can try and keep the tick population down. Reservations are required with a 24 hours' advanced notice; call the office at 518-793-0511 to reserve your spot. When you arrive, please pay first at the park office, then you can meet down at the nature center.

Friday

exhibit

Reception for North Country Arts' September Art Exhibit at 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 5-7 p.m., 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 42 Ridge St., Glens Falls. The artist of the month for September will be Chestertown artist Fredrick Holman. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 and the public will have the opportunity to meet Holman, see some beautiful plein air paintings and enjoy some light refreshments. 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall is located at 42 Ridge St. in Glens Falls and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

North Country Arts NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery’s ‘Sun Splash’ Art Exhibition, 1 to 5 p.m., NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, 71 Lawrence St., Suite 114, Glens Falls. The exhibition runs through Saturday, Sept. 16 and features works in all media created by local and regional artists. The gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve and Fruits & Flowers, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Ellsworth Kelly created Diagonal with Curve XII, Blue No. 611, for his friends, Werner Feibes and James Schmitt. In conjunction with the opening of the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, this exhibition of more than 70 prints examines Kelly’s experimentation with curved fields of color, from tight ellipses and shapes with rounded corners to broad arcs and segments. Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.hydecollection.org; 518-792-1761.

To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. With this inaugural exhibition in the new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, The Hyde Collection establishes itself as a major museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in upstate New York. The exhibition includes around 40 works by such iconic artists as Josef Albers, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, Bridget Riley and Andy Warhol. Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.hydecollection.org; 518-792-1761.

Show 5: Have a Seat//Wall Edition, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., LARAC, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls. Nineteen regional artists created their Adirondack chairs as part of LARAC's "Have a Seat in Glens Falls" public arts project. This outdoor project is enjoyed by residents and tourists as they dine, shop and enjoy all the cultural options our city has to offer. We've given the artists the opportunity to have their pieces on our gallery wall to further highlight their incredible talent. This public art project is presented by LARAC, with support by the Touba Family Foundation. The chairs were made by the Construction Trades Program students from WSWHE BOCES. This exhibit is sponsored by Normandin Marketing. 

New Gallery Installation 'Life in the Adirondacks,' 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, 9097 state Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake. ADKX is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including holidays, through Oct. 5. Daily admission is $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; $12 for youths and students with a valid student ID; and free for children 5 and younger, active military personnel and members. All paid admissions are good for a second visit within seven days. Year-round residents of the Adirondack Park are admitted free on the second and fourth Sundays of August with proof of residency. For more information, call 518-352-7311 or visit www.theADKX.org

social

Strand Theater Open House, 4-10 p.m., Strand Theater, 210 Main St., Hudson Falls. Come take a tour of the current renovations and progress of our gem of a music/arts venue. Coffee, desserts, popcorn and movies. Free admission; donations welcome. Onsite parking available. For more information, please call 518-832-3484 or go to mystrandtheater.org.

Saturday

exhibit

North Country Arts NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery’s ‘Sun Splash’ Art Exhibition, 1 to 5 p.m., NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, 71 Lawrence St., Suite 114, Glens Falls. The exhibition runs through Saturday, Sept. 16 and features works in all media created by local and regional artists. The gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve and Fruits & Flowers, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Ellsworth Kelly created Diagonal with Curve XII, Blue No. 611, for his friends, Werner Feibes and James Schmitt. In conjunction with the opening of the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, this exhibition of more than 70 prints examines Kelly’s experimentation with curved fields of color, from tight ellipses and shapes with rounded corners to broad arcs and segments. Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.hydecollection.org; 518-792-1761.

To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. With this inaugural exhibition in the new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, The Hyde Collection establishes itself as a major museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in upstate New York. The exhibition includes around 40 works by such iconic artists as Josef Albers, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, Bridget Riley and Andy Warhol. Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.hydecollection.org; 518-792-1761.

Show 5: Have a Seat//Wall Edition, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., LARAC, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls. Nineteen regional artists created their Adirondack chairs as part of LARAC's "Have a Seat in Glens Falls" public arts project. This outdoor project is enjoyed by residents and tourists as they dine, shop and enjoy all the cultural options our city has to offer. We've given the artists the opportunity to have their pieces on our gallery wall to further highlight their incredible talent. This public art project is presented by LARAC, with support by the Touba Family Foundation. The chairs were made by the Construction Trades Program students from WSWHE BOCES. This exhibit is sponsored by Normandin Marketing. 

New Gallery Installation 'Life in the Adirondacks,' 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, 9097 state Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake. ADKX is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including holidays, through Oct. 5. Daily admission is $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; $12 for youths and students with a valid student ID; and free for children 5 and younger, active military personnel and members. All paid admissions are good for a second visit within seven days. For more information, call 518-352-7311 or visit www.theADKX.org

Parks-Bentley Open House, 1 to 4 p.m., Parks-Bentley House, 53 Ferry Blvd., South Glens Falls. Parks-Bentley House will be open for tours of the house, summer kitchen, school, tool shed and more. Free admission, with donations gladly accepted.

music

Deja Vu Jazz, Swing Jazz Combo, 3-6 p.m., SPoT Coffee, 221 Glen St., Glens Falls. Performing the music of Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and many others from the Golden Era of New York Jazz from 1935 to 1960. Featuring vocalist Bea Roman, Dennis Maher/Lew Petteys on reeds, and Neil Giammatteo on trumpet and flugelhorn.

Dirty Harri's, noon-2 p.m., Grace Park, Wall Street, Hudson Falls. The Dirty Harri's — Tribute to George Harrison will perform. Have fun, dance and just enjoy yourself in an outdoor amphitheater. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy a free outdoor concert. The concert is presented by Hudson River Music Hall. Onsite parking available. For more information, please call 518-832-3484 or go to www.hudsonrivermusichall.org.

social

Binley Florist's 12th Annual Fall Mum Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., corner of Quaker Road and Dix Avenue, Queensbury. This year will mark Binley's 124th year in business. This year’s festival will feature garden mums grown on site and thousands of pumpkins, cornstalks and other fall décor. Glens Falls Officer Chris Perilli and his K-9 partner, Phlash, will be showing their skills. The Friends of Phoebe will also be there with their pet adoption clinic. Festival favorites Parkland Alpaca Farm will be bringing several alpacas. For the kids, there will be a petting zoo and pony rides. There will be antique and vintage cars on display and quality local crafters. Again this year, T-Ray’s Food Cart will be selling breakfast sandwiches, coffee, hamburgers and hot dogs. Vendors will have locally grown produce plus other edible delights, including kettle corn, cupcakes, local syrup, maple cotton candy and other maple products. Admission is free.

21st Annual Craft Fair Sponsored by Newcomb's Mountain Quilters, Newcomb Fire Hall, 5635 Route 28N, Newcomb. Handmade craft items and bake sale. Grilled lunch menu available, too. Sponsored by Newcomb's Mountain Quilters. For more information, check out the Discover Newcomb website. 

Strand Theater Open House, 4-10 p.m., Strand Theater, 210 Main St., Hudson Falls. Come take a tour of the current renovations and progress of our gem of a music/arts venue. Coffee, desserts, popcorn and movies. Free admission; donations welcome. Onsite parking available. For more information, please call 518-832-3484 or go to mystrandtheater.org.

2nd Saturday Dance, 7-10 p.m., Temple Beth-El, 3 Marion Ave., Glens Falls. The dance begins with a free dance lesson by dance instructors from the Fred Astaire Studio from 7 to 8 p.m. Open, social, ballroom dancing follows from 8 to 10 p.m. Music is provided by DJ Johnny Martinez for a variety of dances (East and West Coast swing, hustle, rumba, cha-cha, waltz, foxtrot, salsa, samba and more). Light refreshments will be served and bottled water is available for $1. Singles are welcome.

30th Rustic Furniture Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, 9097 state Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake. View, learn about and purchase distinctive furniture and furnishings from emerging and established artisans and makers and antiques and artworks from leading dealers from across the country. The Rustic Furniture Fair features hand-crafted items and Adirondack artwork in both classic and contemporary styles. Visitors will encounter demonstrations, musical performances, and ADKX's permanent installations devoted to exploring the history, culture and distinctive vernacular designs of the region. 

fundraiser

Glens Falls Hospital Fall Into Fitness 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, 8-11:30 a.m., Six Flags Great Escape Theme Park, 89 Six Flags Drive, Queensbury. This event will support Amanda's House at Glens Falls Hospital, a home away from home for patients and their families who need to travel for treatment. Amanda's House is supported through community donations and our guests are never charged a fee to stay. Each person who registers will receive a theme park ticket, race T-shirt and invitation to the after-run celebration. Fun for the whole family. Great prizes for winners will be awarded, including season passes and lodge stays at the Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park.

workshop

Art and Yoga, 9-10 a.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Yoga instructor Kate Patterson will lead participants through a workout inspired by the art of Ellsworth Kelly. Bring your yoga mat and end the first week of back-to-school with relaxation. Register by contacting Kayla at 518-792-1761, ext. 310, or adminassist@hydecollection.org.

Drop In and Draw, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. The Hyde's art educators offer drawing class, focusing on key aspects of art and design. On the fourth Saturday of the month, the session is offered in the Art Studio, exploring other medium. Free with paid museum admission.

for the kids

MOOSICAL!, 10-10:45 a.m., Crandall Public Library, Children's Department, 251 Glen St., Glens Falls. Musical books and fun for families with children ranging in age from infants through 8 years. Free. Drop in; no sign-up will be required.

Family Art Time: Coffee Filter Art, 11 a.m.-noon, Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main St., Hudson Falls. Coffee filters can become beautiful works of art. Children will be able to use a multitude of different materials like sequins, pipe cleaners, googly eyes and more to create their own masterpieces.

outdoors

Monarch Butterfly Walks, 11 a.m.-noon, Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, Camp Saratoga North, Parking Lot 1 on Scout Road, Gansevoort. Join us for a nature walk to learn about the amazing lifecycle of the monarch butterflies. The walk covers about a mile of gently rolling terrain. We will be looking for the butterflies during their peak season just before they start to migrate to Mexico for the winter. The monarch butterflies love the Preserve & Park for its many nectar species and its open pine/oak savanna. The walk will not take place if there is rain. This is a Hudson River Ramble Event and will occur again on Sept. 23.

Cornell Hill Fire Tower Hours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, Cornell Hill Fire Tower, Parking Lot 3 on Scout Road, Gansevoort. The Historic Cornell Hill Fire Tower and replica Fire Ranger observer's cabin will be open for those who want to get a birds-eye view of the park while learning about the life of a fire tower monitor. To confirm it is open, contact Larry Gordon at 469-0918. This event will occur on the second and fourth weekends in September and October. September dates are Sept. 9, 10, 23 and 24.

Saturday Wildflower Walks, 2-4 p.m., Cole's Woods behind the YMCA, parking lot off Fire Road, Glens Falls. Saturday Wildflower Walks are held every two weeks in Cole's Woods and are led by Diane Collins, local wildflower photographer and author of "Trailside Wildflowers in Cole's Woods." Walkers can buy the book for $5. Proceeds go to Friends of Cole's Woods. Meet up in the parking lot behind the YMCA in Glens Falls. Please call 792-2811 to reserve a spot.

Sunday

exhibit

Second Sunday and STEAM, noon-5 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. On the Second Sunday of every month, admission to The Hyde Collection is free. The day also includes STEAM, a drop-in art project for children, from 1 to 4 p.m. in which the museum's art educators help participants explore engineering, math, science and technology through art.

Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve and Fruits & Flowers, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Ellsworth Kelly created Diagonal with Curve XII, Blue No. 611, for his friends, Werner Feibes and James Schmitt. In conjunction with the opening of the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, this exhibition of more than 70 prints examines Kelly’s experimentation with curved fields of color, from tight ellipses and shapes with rounded corners to broad arcs and segments. Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.hydecollection.org; 518-792-1761.

To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. With this inaugural exhibition in the new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, The Hyde Collection establishes itself as a major museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in upstate New York. The exhibition includes around 40 works by such iconic artists as Josef Albers, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, Bridget Riley and Andy Warhol. Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.hydecollection.org; 518-792-1761.

New Gallery Installation 'Life in the Adirondacks,' 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, 9097 state Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake. ADKX is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including holidays, through Oct. 5. Daily admission is $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; $12 for youths and students with a valid student ID; and free for children 5 and younger, active military personnel and members. All paid admissions are good for a second visit within seven days. For more information, call 518-352-7311 or visit www.theADKX.org

social

30th Rustic Furniture Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, 9097 state Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake. View, learn about and purchase distinctive furniture and furnishings from emerging and established artisans and makers and antiques and artworks from leading dealers from across the country. The Rustic Furniture Fair features hand-crafted items and Adirondack artwork in both classic and contemporary styles. Visitors will encounter demonstrations, musical performances, and ADKX's permanent installations devoted to exploring the history, culture and distinctive vernacular designs of the region. 

lecture

Elmira, New York Civil War Prison — Death Camp of the North, 1-2 p.m., Grant Cottage State Historic Site. The Civil War prison camp in Elmira, New York was called by some Hellmira or the Andersonville of the North. Why a prison in Elmira? Why the high rate of deaths? The purported poor management of the prison by the government will be examined by presenter Dave Hubbard, Grant Cottage site manager.

theater

Storytelling — Word Plays, 2-4 p.m., Cabaret at the Fort Salem Theater, 11 E. Broadway, Salem. Al Budde will join storytellers from Story Circle of the Capital District to tell stories around the theme of "Awakening." The tellers have so far suggested stories about first kisses, a brother jumping off the roof, the murder of Jane McCrae and a Greek myth. It should be an interesting afternoon. $10 cash or check at the door, includes refreshments. Information: www.storycircleatproctors.org or Siri Allison at 518-854-3998.

outdoors

Fun with Frogs, 10-11 a.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. Come learn about the life cycle of frogs. We have a few tadpoles in our nature center that we gathered to teach you about. Afterwards, we will go for a short walk along the beach looking for tadpoles and frogs. Reservations are required with 24 hours' advanced notice; please call 518-793-0511. When you arrive, please stop and pay at the office before you head down to the nature center.

Cornell Hill Fire Tower Hours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, Cornell Hill Fire Tower, Parking Lot 3 on Scout Road, Gansevoort. The Historic Cornell Hill Fire Tower and replica Fire Ranger observer's cabin will be open for those who want to get a birds-eye view of the park while learning about the life of a fire tower monitor. To confirm it is open, contact Larry Gordon at 469-0918. This event will occur on the second and fourth weekends in September and October. September dates are Sept. 9, 10, 23 and 24.

Monday

exhibit

North Country Arts' September Art Exhibit at 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 42 Ridge St., Glens Falls. The artist of the month for September will be Chestertown artist Fredrick Holman. 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall is located at 42 Ridge St. in Glens Falls and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New Gallery Installation 'Life in the Adirondacks,' 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, 9097 state Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake. ADKX is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including holidays, through Oct. 5. Daily admission is $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; $12 for youths and students with a valid student ID; and free for children 5 and younger, active military personnel and members. All paid admissions are good for a second visit within seven days. For more information, call 518-352-7311 or visit www.theADKX.org

outdoors

Easter Ridge Hike, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. We will start this long hike at the Spring Overlook parking area on Spier Falls road. We will start on the Western Ridge trail to where it meets the start of the Eastern Ridge trail. We will take this trail almost to the end, where it meets the Cottage Park trail, and take that until it connects back to the Western Ridge. From there, we will hike back to the Spring Overlook parking. This will be about a 5-mile hike, so please bring plenty of water, snacks and a lunch. Reservations are required with 24 hours' advanced notice; please call 518-793-0511 to reserve your spot today. When you arrive, please stop at the office to pay for the program and that will be where we all meet.

Tuesday

exhibit

North Country Arts' September Art Exhibit at 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 42 Ridge St., Glens Falls. The artist of the month for September will be Chestertown artist Fredrick Holman. 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall is located at 42 Ridge St. in Glens Falls and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. With this inaugural exhibition in the new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, The Hyde Collection establishes itself as a major museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in upstate New York. The exhibition will include around 40 works by such iconic artists as Josef Albers, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, Bridget Riley and Andy Warhol.

Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve and Fruits & Flowers, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Ellsworth Kelly created Diagonal with Curve XII, Blue #611 for his friends, Werner Feibes and James Schmitt. In conjunction with the opening of the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, this exhibition of more than 70 prints examines Kelly's experimentation with curved fields of color, from tight ellipses and shapes with rounded corners to broad arcs and segments. Many of these geometric shapes derived from his simple line-drawn images of nature. Twenty-six prints from his Plant Series will form a small companion exhibition in the Whitney-Renz Gallery. All the works come from the extensive collection of Ellsworth Kelly prints belonging to the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation in Portland, Oregon.

Show 5: Have a Seat//Wall Edition, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., LARAC, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls. Nineteen regional artists created their Adirondack chairs as part of LARAC's "Have a Seat in Glens Falls" public arts project. This outdoor project is enjoyed by residents and tourists as they dine, shop and enjoy all the cultural options our city has to offer. We've given the artists the opportunity to have their pieces on our gallery wall to further highlight their incredible talent. This public art project is presented by LARAC, with support by the Touba Family Foundation. The chairs were made by the Construction Trades Program students from WSWHE BOCES. This exhibit is sponsored by Normandin Marketing. 

social

Melodies of Autumn Luncheon, noon-2 p.m., Longfellows Inn and Restaurant, 500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs. All women are invited to attend. Cost is $15 inclusive. Our special guest, Saratoga Sound Track, will sing our favorite songs. Our speaker, Teresa Gardner from Conisteo, New York, gives a talk called "Will I Smile Again?". Reservations are required by Sept. 7. Please call Ellie at 584-3779 or Anita at 583-4043. No membership or dues required. Presented by Saratoga Christian Women's Club.

for the kids

Evening Preschool Storytime, 6:30-7 p.m., Crandall Public Library Children's Department, 251 Glen St., Glens Falls. Songs, fingerplays, puppets, stories and more for children 3 to 5 years old, with a parent or caregiver. No sign-up required. Free. For more information, please call 792-6508, ext. 4.

outdoors

Waterfall Trail, 1-3 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. This hike will take us about 3 miles round-trip. We will start at the Spring Overlook parking area and hike our newest trail, the Waterfall trail, that connects the Western Ridge trail to the Lake Bonita trail. Once we make it to Lake Bonita, we will loop around the lake and head back on the Waterfall trail back to the parking area. Reservations are required with 24 hours' advanced notice; please call the park office at 518-793-0511 to reserve your spot today. When you arrive, please meet at the office where you will also pay for the hike.

Wednesday

exhibit

North Country Arts' September Art Exhibit at 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 42 Ridge St., Glens Falls. The artist of the month for September will be Chestertown artist Fredrick Holman. 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall is located at 42 Ridge St. in Glens Falls and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve and Fruits & Flowers, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Ellsworth Kelly created Diagonal with Curve XII, Blue No. 611, for his friends, Werner Feibes and James Schmitt. In conjunction with the opening of the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, this exhibition of more than 70 prints examines Kelly’s experimentation with curved fields of color, from tight ellipses and shapes with rounded corners to broad arcs and segments. Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.hydecollection.org; 518-792-1761.

To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. With this inaugural exhibition in the new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, The Hyde Collection establishes itself as a major museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in upstate New York. The exhibition includes around 40 works by such iconic artists as Josef Albers, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, Bridget Riley and Andy Warhol. Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.hydecollection.org; 518-792-1761.

Free admission for seniors, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Every Wednesday, The Hyde Collection offers free admission for visitors ages 60 and older. Come see the beauty of historic Hyde House and its exquisite furnishings and decorative arts, the museum’s world-class art collection, and changing exhibitions in five galleries — all free of charge.

New Gallery Installation 'Life in the Adirondacks,' 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, 9097 state Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake. ADKX is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including holidays, through Oct. 5. Daily admission is $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; $12 for youths and students with a valid student ID; and free for children 5 and younger, active military personnel and members. All paid admissions are good for a second visit within seven days. Year-round residents of the Adirondack Park are admitted free on the second and fourth Sundays of August with proof of residency. For more information, call 518-352-7311 or visit www.theADKX.org

Show 5: Have a Seat//Wall Edition, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., LARAC, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls. Nineteen regional artists created their Adirondack chairs as part of LARAC's "Have a Seat in Glens Falls" public arts project. This outdoor project is enjoyed by residents and tourists as they dine, shop and enjoy all the cultural options our city has to offer. We've given the artists the opportunity to have their pieces on our gallery wall to further highlight their incredible talent. This public art project is presented by LARAC, with support by the Touba Family Foundation. The chairs were made by the Construction Trades Program students from WSWHE BOCES. This exhibit is sponsored by Normandin Marketing. 

lecture

Author Talk, 6-7:30 p.m., Caldwell-Lake George Library, 336 Canada St., Lake George. Local author Lorraine Duvall will present an historical perspective on how the Waters of the Adirondacks were saved from exploitation, based upon her award-winning memoir "In Praise of Quiet Waters: Finding Solitude and Adventure in the Wild Adirondacks." She will also discuss her recent project on the history of "A Woman's Place," a women's collective established in Athol from 1974 to 1982. This event is free and opened to the public. Reservations are recommended. Contact the library at 668-2528.

social

Upstate Model Railroaders club weekly meeting, 7 to 9 p.m., Chase Sports Complex, 22 Hudson Falls Ave., South Glens Falls. This is the weekly meeting of the Upstate Model Railroaders club.

Storytelling Open Mic in Saratoga, 7-9 p.m., Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Site 1, Saratoga Springs. Join us for an evening of wonderful stories. Sign up, perhaps, to tell one of your own. New tellers are always welcome. (Tell, don't read. Ten-minute limit.) September's featured teller is Jeannine Laverty. You won't want to miss her program: Growing Stories. Laverty is an accomplished and passionate voice for protecting the environment and for preserving and sharing traditional folktales. Laverty has inspired and taught a generation of storytellers in the Capital District.

workshop

ARTfull Afternoons, 2:30-4:30 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Children ages 5 to 14 are introduced to art in the collection and exhibitions, then explore the concepts they learn in the Art Studio creating their own masterpieces. The drop-in program is free.

film

Remember Vietnam: A Film Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Crandall Public Library Community Room, 251 Glen St., Glens Falls. "Good Morning Vietnam" — In contrast to the dull announcers who preceded him, Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) shakes things up when he arrives to take over the AFR's Saigon radio broadcasts.

outdoors

Red Oak Ridge Hike, 9:30-11 a.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. Somewhat challenging, this hike is about 2.5 miles round-trip. You will be climbing about halfway up the mountain range and walking through some special places our educator will point out as well as stop to enjoy. Please bring water on this hike. Registration is necessary with 24 hours' advanced notice; please call 793-0511.

Beaver Adventure, 3-4 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. This short walk is family-friendly and will bring participants close to a beaver lodge and on the edge of some great beaver habitat. A park educator will teach you all the things you never knew you wanted to know about these awesome creatures. Reservations are required with 24 hours' advance notice; please call 793-0511. Please pay at the office, then you will be directed where to go.

Thursday

exhibit

North Country Arts NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery’s ‘Sun Splash’ Art Exhibition, 1 to 5 p.m., NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, 71 Lawrence St., Suite 114, Glens Falls. The exhibition runs through Saturday, Sept. 16 and features works in all media created by local and regional artists. The gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

North Country Arts' September Art Exhibit at 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 42 Ridge St., Glens Falls. The artist of the month for September will be Chestertown artist Fredrick Holman. 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall is located at 42 Ridge St. in Glens Falls and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve and Fruits & Flowers, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Ellsworth Kelly created Diagonal with Curve XII, Blue No. 611, for his friends, Werner Feibes and James Schmitt. In conjunction with the opening of the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, this exhibition of more than 70 prints examines Kelly’s experimentation with curved fields of color, from tight ellipses and shapes with rounded corners to broad arcs and segments. Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.hydecollection.org; 518-792-1761.

To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. With this inaugural exhibition in the new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, The Hyde Collection establishes itself as a major museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in upstate New York. The exhibition includes around 40 works by such iconic artists as Josef Albers, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, Bridget Riley and Andy Warhol. Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.hydecollection.org; 518-792-1761.

New Gallery Installation 'Life in the Adirondacks,' 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, 9097 state Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake. ADKX is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including holidays, through Oct. 5. Daily admission is $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; $12 for youths and students with a valid student ID; and free for children 5 and younger, active military personnel and members. All paid admissions are good for a second visit within seven days. Year-round residents of the Adirondack Park are admitted free on the second and fourth Sundays of August with proof of residency. For more information, call 518-352-7311 or visit www.theADKX.org

for the kids

Tours for Tots, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Children ages 5 and younger are introduced to art concepts through activities, then create their own art. Free.

Family Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m., Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main St., Hudson Falls. A variety of books, songs and finger plays for you to share with your children. Infant to 7 years old with a parent or caregiver. Every Thursday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. No registration required.

social

Have a Seat Auction, 6:30 p.m., Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen St., Glens Falls. Twenty-four Adirondack chairs were created and designed by local artists. The chairs have been on exhibit throughout downtown Glens Falls all summer long. Join us for the auction of the chairs at the Wood Theater in downtown Glens Falls. Free and open to the public. This public art project is presented by LARAC, with support by the Touba Family Foundation. The chairs were made by the Construction Trades Program students from WSWHE BOCES.

workshop

Family Emergency Preparedness Seminar, 7-8 p.m., Hadley Luzerne Public Library, 19 Main St., Lake Luzerne. Warren County Public Health is providing a free Family Emergency Preparedness program at the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library. Information will include how to conduct a basic risk assessment for your family, tips for making preparing less daunting and what to expect from your local government and responders. Materials will be available for individuals to take home.

outdoors

Moreau Kayak Trip, 10 a.m.-noon, Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. Summer is almost over, so come learn kayaking with us before it ends. This wonderful summertime paddle is a great way to learn a new fun way to spend time outside. The park naturalist will lead this beginner's paddle around the lake, pointing out signs of summer and other wonderful sights that are more enjoyable from an up-close perspective given by a kayak. Reservations are required with 24 hours' advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.

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