u David Carr 7 p.m., Red Fox Books, Glens Falls. Author of the searing memoir, "The Night of the Gun" (now out in paperback), will be reading and signing copies of his book. Carr is the Media Equation columnist for The New York Times. 793-5352.
u "Once Upon a Time in the West" 7 p.m., Rock Hill Bakehouse, Glens Falls. Free.
u "Marvelous Masks" 9:30 a.m., Fort Ann Rescue Squad Building. First Fantastic Friday features "Marvelous Masks," presented by the Scotia-Glenville Children's Traveling Museum. Hosted by the Old Stone House Library and the Town of Fort Ann. 639-4207.
u Tot Time 10:30 a.m., Dog Ate My Homework, Glens Falls. Stories and songs, crafts or activities. Free. 792-0133.
u Betsy Folwell 8 p.m., Boathouse at Schroon Lake. Elizabeth "Betsy" Folwell, Creative Editor of "Adirondack Life," will be the featured speaker at a meeting of the Schroon Lake Association in the Boathouse at Schroon Lake. The meeting is open to everyone whether or not they are members and there is no charge. Refreshments will be served.
u Joyce Carol Oates 8 p.m., Davis Auditorium, Skidmore College. A NYS Summer Writers Institute reading. 580-5593.
u New Moms Group 1 to 3 p.m., Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs. Do you want to meet other new moms? Have a place to talk about the joys and challenges and be able to ask questions? All moms and their babies under 1 year old are invited to attend a weekly gathering of moms. Come for support, for advice, or just to have some fun outside of the house with your baby and other moms just like you! No registration is required. 580-2450.
u Judy Moonelis 6 p.m., Davis Auditorium, Skidmore College. Part of "Art-A-Rama Week." Moonelis will talk about her work in ceramics. Free. 580-5052.
u Boreal Tordu with Lissa Schneckenberger 8 p.m., Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. $15 advance/$17 at the door.
u Brian Patneaude Quartet 7 p.m., Tang Museum, Skidmore College. Part of the UpBeat on the Roof series. Free. 580-8080.
u Music in the Park 7 p.m., Riverside Veterans Memorial Park, Whitehall. Rain location is Skenesborough Fire House.
u Stony Creek Band 7 p.m., Smead Memorial park, Hadley. Free. 696-4379, Ext. 4.
u Summer Jazz Institute Concert 1 p.m., Filene Recital Hall, Skidmore College. Featuring Jazz Institute students. Free. 580-5595.
u The Tequila Mockingbirds 8 p.m., Saratoga City Tavern, Saratoga Springs. Free. 581-3230.
u Madama Butterfly 7:30 p.m., Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Also 2 p.m. Sunday. Call for tickets. 584-6018.
u English Spoken Here 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saratoga Springs Public Library. A class of conversational English for adults from other countries. Free and open to the public. Last three Fridays of each month. Call to register. 583-1232.
u Haunted Ghost Walks 7 p.m., Downtown Saratoga Springs. The tours are replete with history, architecture, mystery, parapsychology, occultism and the ghosts of Saratoga Springs. The Ghost Walks leave from the Starbucks at the corner of Broadway and Washington in downtown Saratoga Springs every Friday evening July through October and also 7 p.m. Saturday evenings in August and October. The fee is $10 adults and $5 for children ages 7-11, with children under 7 admitted for free. 584-4132.
u Pember Library Book Sale 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mary J. Tanner School, Middle Graville. Also 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Prices are $1 for hardcovers, $.50 for large paperbacks and 25 cents or 5/$1 for paperbacks. The popular one dollar a bag sale will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday only. Customers will be required to use bags provided by the Friends. 642-2525.
u Whitehall Canal Festival 6 to 9 p.m., Skenesborough Harbor Park, Whitehall. Midway, Cake booth and food, followed by concert. Also noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturday with barbecue, midway, artists, vendors, food, dessert booth, carriage rides, puppets/stories, fireworks.
u Corn! The Musical 8 p.m., Fort Salem, Salem. World Premiere of locally inspired original story of an established farm family struggling with the economic issues of twenty-first century farming, with a book by Al Budde and songs by Jay Kerr, the team that created last year's Breakfast Epiphanies. Also Saturday and the same time and 2 p.m. Sunday. 854-9200.
u Richard II 8 p.m., Little Theater on the Farm, Fort Edward. Same time Saturday. Also 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $10 and $8 for students and seniors. 747-4418.
u 2nd Saturday Dance 7 to 10:30 p.m., Temple Beth-El, 3 Marion Ave., Glens Falls. The Adirondack Chapter #3035 of USA Dance hosts their monthly 2nd Saturday dance. The dance is open to the public. Admission is $12 for non-members, $9 for members, and $5 for students. A free lesson is offered from 7-8 p.m. Dress is smart casual. Please wear appropriate footwear. 761-4174.
u Family Fun Day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Washington County Fair Farm Museum. A day filled with activities revolving around the adventures of Peter the mischievous rabbit in the classic children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter. Free. 692-2464.
u Family Party 5 to 7 p.m., Explore!, Glens Falls. For the World Awareness Children's Museum new exhibit, "Beautiful Beasts." Make an elegant Indian elephant, sock creatures, Korean dragon puppets and more. See demonstrations by the Glens Falls Kennel Club. Reservations required. 793-2773.
u "Lake Friendly Landscaping" 9:30 p.m., Huletts Landing Volunteer Firehouse, Dresden. Emily DeBolt, Education and Outreach Coordinator of the Lake George Association, who will talk about native plants, rain gardens, shoreline buffers, fertilizers and lawn care. Learn about some of these simple, low cost things you can do on your own property to help protect our Lakes. This is sponsored by the Federation of Huletts Association and open to all.
u Christian Concert 3 to 5 p.m., Gazebo at Glens Falls City Park. The free concert will feature performances by the a cappella group One Voice Quintet. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and arrive early. 798-5235.
u Jesse and Joseph Bruchac with John Kirk 8 p.m., Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. $15 advance/$17 at the door.
u Johnny Hancock 11 a.m., Gazebo on the Main Stage, Salem. Free.
u Lidia Kaminska 7:30 p.m., The Sembrich, Bolton Landing. Classical accordionist. $20.
u Music Made Visual 8 p.m., Hubbard Hall, Cambridge. Music Made Visual highlights Franz Schubert's String Quintet in C Major, D. 956 and features acclaimed artists Judith Eissenberg and Peter Maztka, violins; Lila Brown, viola; Rhonda Rider and David Russell, cellos; and Judith Gordon, piano.
u Eleanor Roosevelt - The Developmental Premiere 1 p.m., Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Call for tickets. 584-6018.
u Art Exhibit and Wine and Cheese Reception 5 to 7 p.m., Lakeshore Gallery, Bolton Landing. Oil, Watercolor and Photographic renditions of the most spectacular moments on Lake George. 644-9480.
u Artist Allison Gates 5:30 p.m., TREES Adirondack Gifts and Books, Bolton Landing. In her new "Living Waters" series of painting-like photographs, artist Allison Gates presents views of Lake George and the Adirondacks from a fresh, contemporary perspective.
u Opening Reception 5 to 7 p.m., Riverfront Studios, 96 Broad St., Schuylerville. For "Summer Show" and "A Tribute to the Hudson River". The West Gallery will feature Jeffrey Hessing, Hideaki Miyamura, Rita Dee, Dahl Taylor, Phil Rogers and special guest, Celeste Susany. The East Gallery will show "A Tribute to the Hudson River" juried by James Kettlewell, Professor Emeritus of Skidmore College. Entertainment will be provided by Tumbleweed Gumbo. 695-5354.
u Wooden Boatshop Tour: Saturday Open Shop at Hall's 9 to 11 a.m., Hall's Boat Corp., Lake George. Enjoy coffee and muffins and talk shop with Boatworks Manager Reuben Smith. Reuben will talk about the work being done on the classic wooden boats currently on the shop floor, and people are welcome to come with questions or ideas about work they're doing on their own. Each event will include a special skills section, where Reuben will discuss a particular aspect of the wooden boat building trade, including tools, wood, methods, and more. Call ahead to register. 668-5437.
u Arts and Crafts Festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Warrensburg Town Hall. Featuring quilts, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, woodcrafts, floral, photography, oils, fabric, herbs and more. 623-2161.
u History Camp Picnic 11:30 a.m., Queensbury Church of the King, Queensbury. This picnic is to celebrate the final day of the Warren County Historical Society's history camp. The public is invited to join campers and their families for food, fun, and Dan Berggren in concert. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12 and free for children under 5. For those only attending the concert, the cost is $2; children 5 and under are free. Call for reservations. 743-0734.
u Parkfest '09 noon to 8 p.m., Gavin Park, Wilton. Music, food, activities for the who family, and more. The festivities culminate at dusk, with a spectacular fireworks display to end the fun-filled day with a bang. 584-9455.
u Second Saturday Slam Poetry 7 p.m., Rock Hill Bake House, Glens Falls. Every Second Saturday we hold our monthly poetry slam. Everyone is welcome to participate. You can sign up the night of the event.
u "Camenella" 10 a.m., Boathouse Theater, Schroon Lake. Also 11:30 a.m. Bizet's "Carmen" combined with Cinderella. Call for tickets and information. 532-7875.
u Student Talent Show 7 p.m., Little Theater on the Farm, Fort Edward. Each competition will be divided into two categories, featuring students in grades K through 6 and then students in grades 7 through 12. Anyone wishing to compete for the cash prizes should call Linda to register. Rehearsals are scheduled for Friday evening before each show. $3. 747-3421.
u CD Release Party 4 p.m., Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek. "North River, North Woods" is the brand new CD from Dan Berggren, John Kirk and Chris Shaw with guest musicians Cedar Stanistreet and Ann Downey. Selections will be performed at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door and are $10 for adults, $8 for ages 10 to 18, under 10 is free. There will be a "meet the artist and signing" of CDs following both performances.
u Channel 103.1's Big Day Out 2:30 p.m., Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Featuring Staind, The Offspring, Shinedown, Chevelle, Sum 41 and Halestorm. Tickets $20-$65 and increase $5 the day of the show. 1-877-598-8694.
u Katie Haverly and Scientific Maps 7 p.m., Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. $12 advance/$14 at the door. Metroland's Male and Female Singer-Songwriters of the Year, 2008.
u Emergency Department 1 to 4 p.m., Saratoga Hospital. Saratoga Hospital is inviting the community in to get a firsthand look at its new state-of-the-art Emergency Department Also 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:30-8 p.m. Monday. Staff will be providing tours, refreshments will be served, and each attendee will receive a giveaway. Attendees are requested to enter on the Myrtle Street entrance and follow the signage for parking.
u Exhibition: "Degas & Music," The Hyde Collection Art Museum. "Degas & Music" is the first exhibition devoted to the French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas to be hosted by The Hyde Collection, and the first exhibition ever to concentrate solely on the special role of music in Degas' life and art. Come and experience the 30 works on view, culled from major museum collections in North America and Europe, carefully selected to illustrate the musical theme. "Degas & Music" will be an extraordinary exhibition and one you will not want to miss. 792-7161.
u Open House 1 to 5 p.m., Lyons' Glens Falls Mural School, Glens Falls. "Sunday Afternoons at the Open Studio" will allow visitors to view his recent oil paintings, including paintings of Lake George inspired by the Hudson River School style of painting. There will also be Adirondack Frames, painted furniture, art quilts and live music. Visitors are also welcome to arrive with instrument. 307-5929.
u Pride Cookout 4 to 6 p.m., Crandall Park, Glens Falls. A cookout and social for The Bridge, the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgendered community council of Glens Falls. If you'd like to bring a dish or make donations please contact Andrea Adams. 307-8426.
u World War II Show 3 p.m., South Glens Falls American Legion. A dramatic recreation of a World War II home front radio broadcast.