Around & About Lake George: June 15, 2012
Max Creek, one of the original jam bands, will perform in Lake George Village’s Shepard Park on Friday, June 15 at 7 pm. The band was formed in 1971, playing country and blue grass before embracing improvisation and electrified instruments. Phish bassist Mike Gordon refers to Max Creek as one of his favorite bands, and Phish has covered Max Creek’s “Back Porch Boogie.” Band members can recall their concerts and set lists from the 1980s and 90s but, the band said in a statement, “As with most jam bands and their fans, the majority of the 70s memories are gone.”
A French and Indian War re-enactment will take place in Bolton Landing’s Rogers Park on June 16 and 17. Titled “Bolton Landing: Crossroads of the French & Indian War,” the two day event will feature ship-to-shore battles between British, French, and Native forces at 2 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as sutlers trading in 18th-century wares all weekend. Entertainment includes a Saturday evening contra dance.
Russell P. Bellico, the author of “Empires in the Mountains: French and Indian War Campaigns and Forts in the Lake Champlain, Lake George, and Hudson River Corridor, “will speak about 18th century conflicts in the Lake George region at Trees bookshop in Bolton Landing on Saturday, June 16 at 6 pm, following the conclusion of the day’s colonial re-enactments in Rogers Park.
The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council will hold its 41st Annual Arts Festival June 16 and 17from 10 am to 5 pm in Downtown Glens Falls City Park. The festival consists of a juried art and craft show, food concessions, live musical performances, artist demonstrations, and children’s activities. Admission is free. Art and craft work include: pottery, watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, metalwork, floral design, decorative painting, glasswork, fabric art, ceramics, leather, photography, jewelry, sculpture, woodcarving and wood furniture, graphics and illustration, mixed media, metal work, and specialty gourmet food items. City Park is located between Bay and Ridge Streets.
Fort Ticonderoga’s annual tribute to North America’s Scottish heritage will be held this year on Saturday, June 16. Scots Day, which starts at 9:30 am, includes a memorial ceremony honoring the 42nd Highland Regiment, which will take place at the Scottish Cairn on the Carillon Battlefield located at Fort Ticonderoga at 11:30 am. The Pipes and Drums of the Plattsburgh Police will perform on the Fort’s historic Parade Ground at 12:30 pm and 2 pm. Throughout the day, Scottish Clan tents and vendors will be available to relate the stories of centuries of Scottish soldiers in the British Army and help North Americans learn more about their Scottish ancestry.
The Sembrich will open for its 2012 summer season on June 16 with a 2 p.m. concert by local music students. The free 2 pm concert will be followed by a reception. On Wednesday, June 20, Michael Harney of Harney and Sons, a Millerton, NY-producer and blender of teas, will present “My Travels with Tea.” The talk and tea tasting starts at 1:30 pm. Admission is $15.