Thursday

exhibit

North Country Arts’ ‘Celebration’ Art Exhibit at NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, 1-5 p.m., NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, 71 Lawrence St., Suite 114, Glens Falls. North Country Arts is pleased to open its first exhibition of the winter season at its NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, Suite 114 of The Shirt Factory Arts & Healing Center in Glens Falls (enter at 71 Lawrence St.). The exhibition will feature work created in all media by local and regional artists. The exhibition will close Jan. 6. NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

North Country Arts Presents Annual Fine Art Show at Friends Gallery of Crandall Public Library, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friends of the Crandall Public Library Gallery, 251 Glen St., 2nd Floor, Glens Falls. North Country Arts will present their annual fine-art juried show. On view will be fine-art works created by local and regional artists. The exhibition will close on Dec. 29. The gallery is open during regular gallery hours. All work is for sale, so why not give the gift of original artwork? A reception and awards presentation will be held at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. Come enjoy some light refreshments and view some great original art.

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.

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. A Shared Legacy celebrates art traditions in rural areas of New England, the South and the Midwest between 1800 and 1925. The exhibition’s national tour included stops at the American Folk Art Museum, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Denver Art Museum, and Cincinnati Art Museum. The exhibition features more than 60 works from the distinguished collection of Barbara L. Gordon, including still life, landscape, portraits, sculpture, and distinctive examples of decorative art that exemplify the breadth of American creative expression. 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.

music

The McKrells Christmas Show, 7-9 p.m., Strand Theater, 210 Main St., Hudson Falls. Irish/bluegrass. Folk singer, songwriter and artist Kevin McKrell's songs have been interpreted by performers from around the world. Although known foremost as a solo performer, Kevin was a founding member of two seminal bands, the Celtic folk band Donnybrook Fair and the Celtic bluegrass band The McKrells. Kevin has recorded 11 CDs, including his 2015 release "I Wish I had A Boat." Kevin has been the recipient of songwriter and entertainer of the year awards multiple times by publications throughout the Northeast. He has been inducted into the Capital District Music Hall of Fame as well as winning multiple awards from the Northeast Country Music Association. Kevin is also an award-winning portrait painter whose work can be seen at Fine Art America. $15 general admission, $10 seniors and students. Tickets available at the door. Onsite parking available. For more information, please call 518-832-3484 or go to mystrandtheater.org.

social

Ladies Night, 6-8 p.m., LARAC, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls. LARAC presents "Ladies Night" with participating downtown stores and locations. Special discount night: 15 percent shopping discount for LARAC members; 5 percent for non-members.

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.

outdoors

Kneehigh Naturalists, 10 a.m.-noon, Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. This class is intended for children ages 1 to 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 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event.

Pilates in the Park, Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. We are lucky to partner with Method Pilates and begin offering Pilates in the Park. Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility, muscular strength and endurance movements; it is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who originally called it “Contrology.” It is an accessible way to strengthen your core and improve posture, balance and flexibility. Pilates can provide a gentle strength training and stability program, or give a seasoned athlete a challenging workout. Pilates is good for every body and everybody! This class will cost $15 and will require you to bring your own yoga-style mat, water and be timely with your arrival. If you would like to learn more about Pilates or the instructor, please go to www.methodpilatessaratoga.com. These classes will last about 45 minutes and we must have a minimum of three people signed up, so please call the office at 518-793-0511 with 24 hours’ advanced notice to reserve your spot.

Friday

exhibit

'Lightplay ADK' Photography Exhibit, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 42 Ridge St., Glens Falls. "Lightplay ADK," a celebration of light and a little play, will be on view through Friday, Jan. 5. The exhibition showcases the work of Queensbury-based photographer Stephanie Gabris. An artists' reception is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

North Country Arts Presents Annual Fine-Art Show at Friends Gallery of Crandall Public Library, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friends of the Crandall Public Library Gallery, 251 Glen St., 2nd Floor, Glens Falls. On view will be fine-art works created by local and regional artists. The exhibition will close on Dec. 29. The gallery is open during regular gallery hours. All work is for sale, so why not give the gift of original artwork? 

North Country Arts’ ‘Celebration’ Art Exhibit at NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, 1-5 p.m., NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, 71 Lawrence St., Suite 114, Glens Falls. North Country Arts is pleased to open its first exhibition of the winter season at its NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, Suite 114 of The Shirt Factory Arts & Healing Center in Glens Falls (enter at 71 Lawrence St.). The exhibition will feature work created in all media by local and regional artists. The exhibition will close Jan. 6. NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

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.

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. A Shared Legacy celebrates art traditions in rural areas of New England, the South and the Midwest between 1800 and 1925. The exhibition’s national tour included stops at the American Folk Art Museum, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Denver Art Museum, and Cincinnati Art Museum. The exhibition features more than 60 works from the distinguished collection of Barbara L. Gordon, including still life, landscape, portraits, sculpture, and distinctive examples of decorative art that exemplify the breadth of American creative expression. 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.

Docent tours, 1-3 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Free docent tours are offered at 1 and 2 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Please call the museum at 518-792-1761 to check availability.

music

John Lennon Tribute, 7-9 p.m., Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple St., Hudson Falls. This John Lennon Tribute will feature Marc Clayton on guitar and vocals; Jonathan Newell on guitar, keyboards and vocals; Alan Dunham on acoustic guitar and vocals; amd Donny Moore on drums as they play the music of Beatle John Lennon. If you are a John Lennon fan, you will enjoy this group's take on his memorable music that we all grew up on and loved. $10 general admission, $8 seniors and students. Tickets available at the door. Onsite parking available. For more information, please call 518-832-3484 or go to www.hudsonrivermusichall.org.

social

Christmas Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Church of St. Sacrament, 4879 Lakeshore Drive, Bolton Landing. Ornaments, decorations and unique white elephant gifts.

outdoors

Spring Overlook Hike, 8-10:30 a.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. Join a naturalist as we hike along this steep but short hike up to the Spring Overlook. This almost mile-long trek one way is one of the favorites at the park. Once at the top, you will see a beautiful view of the Hudson River. Reservations are required with 24 hours' advanced notice; please call 518-793-0511.

Ridge Run Hike, 1-4 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. This moderate hike is about 4-plus miles round-trip. The hike up to the ridge is a climb for about a mile, but then the ridge is rather flat. This is a nice hike that also takes us past the overlook of Moreau Lake, where we can stop and have lunch. This is a pleasant hike that, if we are lucky enough, we may get a chance to see some wildlife. Reservations are required with 24 hours' advanced notice; please call 518-793-0511.

Saturday

exhibit

North Country Arts Presents Annual Fine-Art Show at Friends Gallery of Crandall Public Library, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friends of the Crandall Public Library Gallery, 251 Glen St., 2nd Floor, Glens Falls. On view will be fine-art works created by local and regional artists. The exhibition will close on Dec. 29. The gallery is open during regular gallery hours. All work is for sale, so why not give the gift of original artwork? 

North Country Arts’ ‘Celebration’ Art Exhibit at NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, 1-5 p.m., NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, 71 Lawrence St., Suite 114, Glens Falls. North Country Arts is pleased to open its first exhibition of the winter season at its NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, Suite 114 of The Shirt Factory Arts & Healing Center in Glens Falls (enter at 71 Lawrence St.). The exhibition will feature work created in all media by local and regional artists. The exhibition will close Jan. 6. NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

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.

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. A Shared Legacy celebrates art traditions in rural areas of New England, the South and the Midwest between 1800 and 1925. The exhibition’s national tour included stops at the American Folk Art Museum, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Denver Art Museum, and Cincinnati Art Museum. The exhibition features more than 60 works from the distinguished collection of Barbara L. Gordon, including still life, landscape, portraits, sculpture, and distinctive examples of decorative art that exemplify the breadth of American creative expression. 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.

Docent tours, 1-3 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Free docent tours are offered at 1 and 2 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Please call the museum at 518-792-1761 to check availability.

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, Lew Petteys on tenor sax, and Neil Giammatteo on trumpet and flugelhorn.

theater

Christmas Variety Show, 7-9:30 p.m., Granville Hook & Ladder Entertainment Hall, 42 Quaker St., Granville. A Christmas Variety Show starring Alvin & the Chipmunks, singing some of their popular Christmas songs along with other Christmas characters doing musical skits with our performers, Diana Ritchie Williams, Kathleen Wilson, Paul Holcomb, Stanley Kasuba and Skeeter Morse, who also will be singing traditional Christmas songs. Also, Santa will be on hand giving out goody bags for the kids during intermission. The stage is set as an outdoor winter scene with decorated Christmas trees and backdrops. The admission price includes tasty treats and chocolate candy for all to enjoy. Refreshments will also be available. This is a fundraising event put on by SPM Productions. Call 518-932-3620 for more information.

dance

Chevalier Ballet, Manhattan-based Ballet Company, 7-9 p.m., Strand Theater, 210 Main St., Hudson Falls. Join us as we welcome Chevalier Ballet, Manhattan-based Ballet Company. $12 general admission, $10 seniors and students. Tickets available at the door. Onsite parking available. For more information, please call 518-832-3484 or go to mystrandtheater.org.

social

Breakfast with Santa, 8-10 a.m., Applebee's, Quaker Road, Queensbury. Breakfast with Santa to benefit Relay for Life. $5 per person includes pancakes, bacon and a beverage. Bring your camera for photos with Santa. Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged. Tickets can be picked up at Wicks from the Sticks (264 Warren St., Glens Falls) or Sue's Mane Cuts & Curls (303 Main St., Hudson Falls), or you can contact Jen Livington for your tickets today. Call 518-429-4396 or email JLiv305@gmail.com.

Wilton Volunteer Fire Department Breakfast with Santa, 8-11 a.m., Wilton Volunteer Fire Department, 270 Ballard Road, Gansevoort. Please join Santa for a pancake breakfast. Organized by the firefighters of Wilton, come meet your local firefighters. There is a suggested donation of $7 for adults and children older than 12, and kids get in free.

Holiday Craft Fair and Mini Mall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Whitehall Athletic Club, 62 Poultney St., Whitehall. Enjoy stress-free shopping at the Holiday Craft Fair and Mini Mall this Saturday at the Whitehall Armory Athletic Club. Browse over 40 vendors featuring one-of-a-kind crafts, toys, art, antiques, home and holiday décor, gift baskets, maple products, jewelry, gourmet food, LuLaRoe leggings and more. Bring the kids to see Santa from noon until 2 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing lunch and beverage in the Club Tavern. There will be door prizes, and enter to win Mr. Snuggles, a 5-foot teddy bear. Find us on Facebook at Whitehall Thrives.

Grannies' Attic Church Bazaar and Soup & Sandwich Luncheon at the Schroon Lake Community Church, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Schroon Lake Community Church, 1088 U.S. Route 9, Schroon Lake. During the Schroon Lake Old Thyme Christmas, the Schroon Lake Community Church will be having our Grannies' Attic Bazaar with our Soup & Sandwich Luncheon, held downstairs in our Community Room. There will be lots of great items to purchase at very low prices, including baked goods and other foods, plus a delicious soup and sandwich with dessert lunch available for a nominal fee. All proceeds benefit the church, as this is a fundraiser.

Cookie Walk, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Church of St. Sacrement-Episcopal, 4879 Lakeshore Drive, Bolton Landing. Cookie Walk Homemade Christmas Cookies made by the women of the church. Come and choose your favorites. Many offered for your choice.

Christmas Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Church of St. Sacrament, 4879 Lakeshore Drive, Bolton Landing. Ornaments, decorations and unique white elephant gifts.

Community Family Christmas Party, 2-4 p.m., Granville Assembly of God, 18 Bulkely Ave., Granville. Free for the entire family. You do not want to miss the skits, Christmas carols, interactive family games and snacks. Santa will be in attendance as well. Every child (12 and younger) will receive a free gift. Families, too, will receive a gift. Frozen turkey giveaway (limited amount). For more information, check out the Facebook page, Community Family Christmas Party.

workshop

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

Family Art Time: Winter Wonderland Village, 11 a.m.-noon, Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main St., Hudson Falls. Do you ever wonder where tiny fairy folk live in the winter? Come by the library and create a lovely little home for your fairies. Ages 2 and older. Modifications will be provided for younger artists.

Wondertime!, 9:45-10:30 a.m., Crandall Public Library, Children's Department, 250 Glen St., Glens Falls. Wondertime! meets from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Program includes learning stations, movement activities, books, music and more. For walking infants up to 24 months and their caregivers. No siblings, please. Registration required; stop by Crandall Public Library's Children's Desk to sign up or call 518-792-6508, ext. 4. 

Baby Lap Time, 11-11:20 a.m., Crandall Public Library, Children's Department, 250 Glen St., Glens Falls. Saturday morning sessions of Baby Lap Time meet from 11 to 11:20 a.m. The program includes music, songs, sharing interactive rhymes, simple board books and more. For infants who are not yet walking and their caregivers. No siblings, please. Registration is required; sign up at Crandall Public Library's Children's Desk or call 518-792-6508, ext. 4.

Sunday

exhibit

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.

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. A Shared Legacy celebrates art traditions in rural areas of New England, the South and the Midwest between 1800 and 1925. The exhibition’s national tour included stops at the American Folk Art Museum, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Denver Art Museum, and Cincinnati Art Museum. The exhibition features more than 60 works from the distinguished collection of Barbara L. Gordon, including still life, landscape, portraits, sculpture, and distinctive examples of decorative art that exemplify the breadth of American creative expression. 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.

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.

music

Christmas Music Concert, 3-4 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 1 Gray Ave., Greenwich. Centenary United Methodist Church will be having an afternoon of Christmas music. Our organ, piano and choir will present various Christmas music selections. Attendees will be asked to join in singing along with several Christmas carols. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

Baroque Music Tribute, 3-5 p.m., Strand Theater, 210 Main St., Hudson Falls. A tribute to Baroque music featuring a performance of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 by JS Bach with Jonathan Newell on piano, Tania Halko Susi on violin, Roslyn Socolof on flute, Bob Bates as conductor and members of the Hudson Falls High School Orchestra. Also, the Corelli Christmas Concerto featuring Anthime Miller on cello, and vocal selections by Handel featuring John Alecci, Gisella Montanez Case, John Benware, Doug Bischoff and more. $12 general admission, $10 seniors and students. Tickets available at the door. Onsite parking available. For more information, please call 518-832-3484 or go to mystrandtheater.org.

social

Christmas Decorating, Liturgy and Potluck Dinner, 2-7 p.m., The Priory of St. Benedict, 135 Priory Road, Chestertown. Christmas tree decorating, Divine Liturgy and potluck. Open to the public, by donation. Decorating starts at 2 p.m., Liturgy is at 3:30 p.m., then dinner follows. Come celebrate and anticipate the joy-filled season of Christmas at the Priory! Decorate the house and grounds and help us trim the tree. All are welcome to share in Liturgy and a potluck supper. Invite your friends and family. Please RSVP by calling 518-494-3733 or visiting www.prioryretreathouse.org.

Upstate Model Railroaders Annual Train show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Chase Sports Complex, 22 Hudson Falls Ave., South Glens Falls. This is the annual train show. Now held at the Chase Sports Complex. The show will have operating layouts, both train and craft vendors, food and a bounce house for the kids.

Monday

exhibit

'Lightplay ADK' Photography Exhibit, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 42 Ridge St., Glens Falls. "Lightplay ADK," a celebration of light and a little play, will be on view through Friday, Jan. 5. The exhibition showcases the work of Queensbury-based photographer Stephanie Gabris. An artists' reception is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

North Country Arts Presents Annual Fine-Art Show at Friends Gallery of Crandall Public Library, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friends of the Crandall Public Library Gallery, 251 Glen St., 2nd Floor, Glens Falls. On view will be fine-art works created by local and regional artists. The exhibition will close on Dec. 29. The gallery is open during regular gallery hours. All work is for sale, so why not give the gift of original artwork? 

outdoors

White Birch Trail Hike, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. Join an educator on this long but beautiful hike. The first mile is a steep uphill, and then it flattens out but comes to another steep but short section, then leveling out again. This hike is about 3 miles with views of a variety of tree landscapes. Reservations are required with 24 hours' advanced notice; please call 518-793-0511.

Tuesday

exhibit

'Lightplay ADK' Photography Exhibit, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 42 Ridge St., Glens Falls. "Lightplay ADK," a celebration of light and a little play, will be on view through Friday, Jan. 5. The exhibition showcases the work of Queensbury-based photographer Stephanie Gabris. An artists' reception is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall is open weekdays 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 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.

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. A Shared Legacy celebrates art traditions in rural areas of New England, the South and the Midwest between 1800 and 1925. The exhibition’s national tour included stops at the American Folk Art Museum, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Denver Art Museum, and Cincinnati Art Museum. The exhibition features more than 60 works from the distinguished collection of Barbara L. Gordon, including still life, landscape, portraits, sculpture, and distinctive examples of decorative art that exemplify the breadth of American creative expression. 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.

North Country Arts Presents Annual Fine Art Show at Friends Gallery of Crandall Public Library, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friends of the Crandall Public Library Gallery, 251 Glen St., 2nd Floor, Glens Falls. North Country Arts will present their annual fine-art juried show. On view will be fine-art works created by local and regional artists. The exhibition will close on Dec. 29. The gallery is open during regular gallery hours. All work is for sale, so why not give the gift of original artwork?

for the kids

Preschool Art Time, 11-11:45 a.m., Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen St., Glens Falls. Join us for Preschool Art Time on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Children ages 3 to 5 will enjoy open-ended art activities each week. Free, but sign-up is required. To sign up, call the Children’s Department at 518-792-6508, ext. 4.

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

Lake Ann Hike, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. A park educator will lead this hike through part of the woods over at Lake Bonita to Lake Ann. This is a bit of a longer hike but on rather flat land. This hike will take us about 2 1/2 miles one way to a beautiful bog. There is a lean-to at Lake Ann that we can stop and have lunch at. Make sure to bring some water. Please call for reservations with 24 hours' advanced notice; call 518-793-0511.

Wednesday

exhibit

'Lightplay ADK' Photography Exhibit, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 42 Ridge St., Glens Falls. "Lightplay ADK," a celebration of light and a little play, will be on view through Friday, Jan. 5. The exhibition showcases the work of Queensbury-based photographer Stephanie Gabris. An artists' reception is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall is open weekdays 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 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.

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. A Shared Legacy celebrates art traditions in rural areas of New England, the South and the Midwest between 1800 and 1925. The exhibition’s national tour included stops at the American Folk Art Museum, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Denver Art Museum, and Cincinnati Art Museum. The exhibition features more than 60 works from the distinguished collection of Barbara L. Gordon, including still life, landscape, portraits, sculpture, and distinctive examples of decorative art that exemplify the breadth of American creative expression. 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.-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.

North Country Arts Presents Annual Fine Art Show at Friends Gallery of Crandall Public Library, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friends of the Crandall Public Library Gallery, 251 Glen St., 2nd Floor, Glens Falls. North Country Arts will present their annual fine-art juried show. On view will be fine-art works created by local and regional artists. The exhibition will close on Dec. 29. The gallery is open during regular gallery hours. All work is for sale, so why not give the gift of original artwork? 

social

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

for the kids

Preschool Art Time, 11-11:45 a.m., Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen St., Glens Falls. Join us for Preschool Art Time on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Children ages 3 to 5 will enjoy open-ended art activities each week. Free, but sign-up is required. To sign up, call the Children’s Department at 518-792-6508, ext. 4.

workshop

Beginning Hebrew Class, 8-9 p.m., Shaaray Tefila Center for Jewish Life, 68 Bay St., Glens Falls. Small class tailored to your needs in Hebrew reading and conversation. Learn the language of the Bible, Jewish religion and modern Israel. Fun conversation, learning and some noshes.

outdoors

Lake Bonita Hike, 1-4 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. Join us as we hike along the newly acquired land over at Lake Bonita. A park naturalist will lead this hike along the new property. Registration is necessary with 24 hours' advanced notice; please call 518-793-0511. Program fees do apply.

Thursday

exhibit

North Country Arts’ ‘Celebration’ Art Exhibit at NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, 1-5 p.m., NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, 71 Lawrence St., Suite 114, Glens Falls. North Country Arts is pleased to open its first exhibition of the winter season at its NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery, Suite 114 of The Shirt Factory Arts & Healing Center in Glens Falls (enter at 71 Lawrence St.). The exhibition will feature work created in all media by local and regional artists. The exhibition will close Jan. 6. NCA at The Shirt Factory Gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

'Lightplay ADK' Photography Exhibit, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 42 Ridge St., Glens Falls. "Lightplay ADK," a celebration of light and a little play, will be on view through Friday, Jan. 5. The exhibition showcases the work of Queensbury-based photographer Stephanie Gabris. An artists' reception is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

North Country Arts Presents Annual Fine Art Show at Friends Gallery of Crandall Public Library, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friends of the Crandall Public Library Gallery, 251 Glen St., 2nd Floor, Glens Falls. North Country Arts will present their annual fine-art juried show. On view will be fine-art works created by local and regional artists. The exhibition will close on Dec. 29. The gallery is open during regular gallery hours. All work is for sale, so why not give the gift of original artwork?

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.

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. A Shared Legacy celebrates art traditions in rural areas of New England, the South and the Midwest between 1800 and 1925. The exhibition’s national tour included stops at the American Folk Art Museum, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Denver Art Museum, and Cincinnati Art Museum. The exhibition features more than 60 works from the distinguished collection of Barbara L. Gordon, including still life, landscape, portraits, sculpture, and distinctive examples of decorative art that exemplify the breadth of American creative expression. 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.

social

Winter Wonderland, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Slate Valley Center, 10421 state Route 40, Granville. Celebrate the holidays with Slate Valley Center. Residents, families and guests are invited (limit two guests per resident). Santa will be there. Luncheon will include beef tenderloin, scalloped potatoes, asparagus, cream corn, pepperoni/cheese platter and apple pie. For more information, please contact Director of Recreation Services Marijo Natale at 518-642-2346, ext. 15008.

Holiday Party at LARAC, 5-8 p.m., LARAC, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls. Enjoy live music and the company of friends while shopping. Five percent of all sales made during the party will go toward the SFC Coon's Christmas Eve Road March. Members get 15 percent off, non-members get 5 percent off.

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.

outdoors

Western Ridge/Baker Trail Loop, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. This hike will be about 4 miles with some uphills and downhills. We will start down at the lower parking lot and hike the nature trail to Mud Pond to the start of the Western Ridge Trail. From there, we will hike to the Baker Trail, then continue up the Baker Trail to the Moreau Overlook. From the Overlook Trail, we will head back down to the parking lot. Please bring snacks, water and a lunch. You will meet and pay at the office. Reservations are required with 24 hours' advanced notice; call 518-793-0511.

Pilates in the Park, Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. We are lucky to partner with Method Pilates and begin offering Pilates in the Park. Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility, muscular strength and endurance movements; it is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who originally called it “Contrology.” It is an accessible way to strengthen your core and improve posture, balance and flexibility. Pilates can provide a gentle strength training and stability program, or give a seasoned athlete a challenging workout. Pilates is good for every body and everybody! This class will cost $15 and will require you to bring your own yoga-style mat, water and be timely with your arrival. If you would like to learn more about Pilates or the instructor, please go to www.methodpilatessaratoga.com. These classes will last about 45 minutes and we must have a minimum of three people signed up, so please call the office at 518-793-0511 with 24 hours’ advanced notice to reserve your spot.

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