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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. 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?

Postwar & Contemporary Art, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. The Feibes & Schmitt Gallery has been dedicated to The Hyde’s growing modern and contemporary art collection. The gallery is now featuring a selection of postwar and contemporary works by artists such as Josef Albers, Jean (Hans) Arp, Julio Le Parc, Max Ernst, Adolph Gottlieb, Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg and more. 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.

workshop

Christmas Break Classes at the Creative Chameleon, noon-5 p.m., The Creative Chameleon in The Shirt Factory, Suite 112, 71 Lawrence St., Glens Falls. The Creative Chameleon has scheduled the following programs for the school Christmas break. Each program will be available on a drop-in basis (no appointment necessary) all throughout the day it is offered. Prices vary and can be seen in parentheses. Programs are offered to adults and children alike. Thursday: Tie Dye with Tye. Dye a 2-foot square tapestry to look like a mandala, heart, spiral or eye ($25). Call 518-409-9467 for more information, or check out the Creative Chameleon's Facebook page.

outdoors

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.

Potter’s Point Hike, 1-3 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. Join a park educator on this easily navigable and trail-free parcel of the park. There will be beautiful views of the Hudson River and some neat natural wonders to explore. This is a flat, bushwhacking hike. Reservations are required with 24 hours’ advanced notice; please call 518-793-0511.

Friday

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. 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?

Postwar & Contemporary Art, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. The Feibes & Schmitt Gallery has been dedicated to The Hyde’s growing modern and contemporary art collection. The gallery is now featuring a selection of postwar and contemporary works by artists such as Josef Albers, Jean (Hans) Arp, Julio Le Parc, Max Ernst, Adolph Gottlieb, Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg and more. 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.

social

Not Your New Year's Eve Party, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main St., North Creek. Tannery Pond Center presents "Not Your New Year's Eve Party," featuring jazz singer Henry Ray and pianist Les Kurtz. They will be performing "The Great American Songbook." Join us for a cabaret-style party. Beverages and snacks available. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at tannerypondcenter.org

workshop

Christmas Break Classes at the Creative Chameleon, noon-5 p.m., The Creative Chameleon in The Shirt Factory, Suite 112, 71 Lawrence St., Glens Falls. The Creative Chameleon has scheduled the following programs for the school Christmas break. Each program will be available on a drop-in basis (no appointment necessary) all throughout the day it is offered. Prices vary and can be seen in parentheses. Programs are offered to adults and children alike. Friday: Candle making with Wax 'n Wix — always a favorite ($8 to $10). Call 518-409-9467 for more information, or check out the Creative Chameleon's Facebook page.

Saturday

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.

Postwar & Contemporary Art, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. The Feibes & Schmitt Gallery has been dedicated to The Hyde’s growing modern and contemporary art collection. The gallery is now featuring a selection of postwar and contemporary works by artists such as Josef Albers, Jean (Hans) Arp, Julio Le Parc, Max Ernst, Adolph Gottlieb, Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg and more. 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.

workshop

Drop In and Draw, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. Drop In and Draw is being revamped for the remainder of 2017. Once a month, a different artist-in-residence will offer participants a special creative program. Visitors can still drop in and draw on a weekly basis with a self-guided activity sheet teaching simple tools and techniques inspired by the architecture and artwork of The Hyde Collection. Activity sheets will be new each week. Free with museum admission.

Sewing Workshop, 11 a.m.-noon, Hudson Falls Free Library, 220 Main St., Hudson Falls. Are you interested in learning how to sew? Stop by and make a small drawstring bag. Ages 7 and older. No registration required.

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.

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

Postwar & Contemporary Art, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. The Feibes & Schmitt Gallery has been dedicated to The Hyde’s growing modern and contemporary art collection. The gallery is now featuring a selection of postwar and contemporary works by artists such as Josef Albers, Jean (Hans) Arp, Julio Le Parc, Max Ernst, Adolph Gottlieb, Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg and more. 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.

Monday

outdoors

First Day Hike, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. It is that time of year again. Bring in the New Year with a resolution to do more hiking. This is a wonderful, easy hike to start out with. We will be hiking the Mud Pond Trail, which is a pretty flat hike. This hike will start off at the park office and head out to Mud Pond. There, we will see some beaver lodges and maybe some other fun wildlife. This hike is fairly easy, at about 4 miles round-trip. If you aren't feeling as ambitious to do 4 miles, we have an option to take a shortcut. We will end our hike at the warming hut, where there will be light refreshments provided. We will also be raffling off a 2018 Empire Passport. Reservations are necessary with 24 hours' advanced notice; please call 518-793-0511. Fees apply. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome.

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. 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Postwar & Contemporary Art, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. The Feibes & Schmitt Gallery has been dedicated to The Hyde’s growing modern and contemporary art collection. The gallery is now featuring a selection of postwar and contemporary works by artists such as Josef Albers, Jean (Hans) Arp, Julio Le Parc, Max Ernst, Adolph Gottlieb, Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg and more. 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.

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.

outdoors

Red Oak Ridge Hike, 10 a.m.-noon, Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. Though somewhat challenging, this hike is about 2 1/2 miles round-trip. You will be climbing about halfway up the mountain range and walking through some special places our naturalist 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 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. 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Postwar & Contemporary Art, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. The Feibes & Schmitt Gallery has been dedicated to The Hyde’s growing modern and contemporary art collection. The gallery is now featuring a selection of postwar and contemporary works by artists such as Josef Albers, Jean (Hans) Arp, Julio Le Parc, Max Ernst, Adolph Gottlieb, Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg and more. 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.

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.

ARTFull Afternoons, 2:30-4:30 p.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. An afternoon drop-in art program for guardians and children ages 6 to 12. Begin by examining a work from the museum's permanent collection or exhibitions, then visit the art studio to put your discoveries into action. A different topic is explored each week. Suggested donation.

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

Eagle Watch, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. Grab a pair of binoculars and join a park naturalist on his weekly bald eagle survey. Moreau Lake State Park's section of the Hudson is home to wintering bald eagles. It is important for us to monitor their population and health, so please come and help us. Registration is necessary; please call 518-793-0511.

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. 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Postwar & Contemporary Art, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. The Feibes & Schmitt Gallery has been dedicated to The Hyde’s growing modern and contemporary art collection. The gallery is now featuring a selection of postwar and contemporary works by artists such as Josef Albers, Jean (Hans) Arp, Julio Le Parc, Max Ernst, Adolph Gottlieb, Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg and more. 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.

for the kids

Tours for Tots, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. A morning program for guardians and children ages 3 to 5. Explore the museum's permanent collection or exhibitions with age-appropriate gallery and art-making activities introducing young children to big ideas in art. Different topics are explored each week by use of art materials, books and play. Donation suggested.

outdoors

Kneehigh Naturalist, 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.

Lake Bonita Hike, 1-3 p.m., Moreau Lake State Park, 605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort. This fairly flat hike with a couple ups and downs travels around the new property over at Lake Bonita. This hike is about 2-plus miles and has some beautiful views of the Lake. Keep your eyes peeled and you will see some lovely rock outcroppings and maybe some neat wildlife. Registration is required with 24 hours' advanced notice; please call 793-0511.

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