Around & About Lake George: Friday, July 15, 2011
Summer is halfway through. The heat is almost (just go with it – almost) over, but that means so are the fireworks and barbeques. So enjoy the fun while you can and cross your fingers that the heat breaks.
Today there is quite the party down at West Mountain – a Mid-Summer Party! (I guess I’m right about summer being just about halfway over) It starts this afternoon at 4, and goes until 11. There will be barbeque, bonfires and the Audiostars playing a free concert. Head out with the family and rock the summer in style.
As July is Lake George Appreciation Month, the LGA has quite a few events planned. One of which is happening Friday the 15th at the Inn at Erlowest in the evening – the Summer Splash Gala. Reservations are required, so give a call sooner rather than later – hopefully you’ve already called by this point if you’re interested in going.
Saturday afternoon, though – take a picnic, take a friend, take your family – the Lake George Community Band is having their annual band festival from noon through to the evening.
If you’re in a Shakespearean mood, there are a few things going on this weekend that might please. There is Shakespeare in the Park down in Saratoga at Congress Park – 6PM show Saturday, 3PM Sunday, and free to the public. There’s also the tail end of Shakes on the Lake – Twelfth Night – here in Bolton Landing at 7:30 on Saturday. And if you don’t want just one of the Bard’s masterpieces, you can have them all with the Adirondack Shakespeare Company at 2PM and 7:30PM on Saturday in North Creek. The show is $15 at the door, or $12 in advance.
If you prefer the visual arts to theater or music, the Long Lake Arts Cooperative is having their first Arts on the Water festival and showcase at the Long Lake Town Beach. Meet local artists of all ilk and take a gander at their crafts.
But Sunday is a new day! And for those who wake up on the wild side, there is a wakeboard competition at Shepard Park (Beach Rd). I’m not sure when it is, or how or if you need to register, but for more information call 518.656.3636. It sounds like Castaway Marina in Queensbury is putting it together, so they should have details.
Next week, the end of the week is stacked with things to do in the area. On Tuesday Bobby Dick is at Rogers Memorial Park in Bolton Landing – starts at 7:15PM and is free to attend. You might want to bring a chair, though.
Wednesday brings some real life learning with the LGA and their floating classroom. (I dig the name). They leave from the Shepard Park dock at either 10AM (to noon) or 1PM (to 3) – reservations are required. You can call 518.668.3558 to make reservations and donations. To relax after a strenuous day of learning on the water, there’s the movie in the park (at Rogers Memorial Park in Bolton Landing) at 8:30PM. Or, if you want relaxation of a different sort, Lil Wayne is playing at SPAC at 7PM. Obviously, you will need to buy tickets.
As per usual, Thursday brings fireworks on Lake George with the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra at 7:30PM. If you feel like going down to Glens Falls instead, the ATF debuts a new one next Thursday night – called ‘Hello Out There’ its about three teens during the mid-90’s who decide to get into, of all things, the stock market. What could possibly go wrong?
And Friday – Friday is a big day. There is the Hot Rod Happening all day here in Lake George and the track opens in Saratoga.
Sounds like a great time ahead – don’t forget to enjoy the summer while it lasts – we’ll be missing it soon enough.