ROTA to offer Winter Solstice celebration
PLATTSBURGH — ROTA Gallery and Studios will be hosting a Winter Solstice celebration beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The event will feature a wide array of entertainment, including local and regional performances of original music and poetry, as well as speakers presenting on the astronomical significance of the solstice and the symbolism and traditions of winter.
Music will start at 7 p.m., with guests including The Adrian Aardvark Band, Theresa Hartford, Kevin Sabourin and Soma Flora. Speakers will be local herbalist Jenn Allen and a guest to be announced. Poets will be varying members of the community.
For more information, email email@example.com. The gallery is located at 50 Margaret St., Plattsburgh.
Lake Placid Arts Center plans Adk Christmas
LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts invites the public to “An Adirondack Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The 12th-annual concert will feature Dan Duggan, Roy Hurd, Peggy Lynn and Frank Orsini.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $6 for children under 12.
Call 523-2512 for tickets or www.LakePlacidArts.org for more information.
Seagle Music Colony receives state grant
SCHROON LAKE — Seagle Music Colony has announced it has been awarded a $118,100 grant as part of the North Country’s Regional Economic Development Council Strategic Plan.
The grant award represents support for two projects at Seagle Music Colony. Part of the funds support campus improvements including replacement of an aging housing unit, and renovation work on the historically significant Oscar Seagle Memorial Theatre. The other part of the funds will support Seagle’s efforts to market and publicize its upcoming centennial across the region, state and country.
The grants fund approximately 20 percent of the full budget for the two projects. The colony will raise the additional funds to complete the projects in 2014.
Strand concert rescheduled
PLATTSBURGH — The Weinachts Konzert scheduled for 2 p.m. last Saturday at the Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh was postponed until this Saturday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m.
The concert features an international award-winning Swiss men’s choir, German Christmas carols and traditional Swiss folk music.
Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Call 563-1604 for more information.
Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble to perform
PLATTSBURGH — The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble will give two performances of a Festival of Lessons and Carols, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid.
NAVE will vary the musical palette from previous performances while maintaining several congregational hymns and beloved anthems. NAVE, under the musical direction of Andrew M. Benware, is a mixed chamber choir of professional and amateur singers that perform choral music from a variety of periods and styles with harmonies of four to eight parts.
Admission is a suggested donation of $10.
For more information, check out the ensemble on Facebook or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Placid Olympic Museum to celebrate new exhibit
LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Olympic Museum has announced the opening of their new permanent exhibit, “Sonja Henie: Perfection on Ice.”
To celebrate the exhibit, a reception will be held at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27. Scheduled to appear are the “Holiday Festival on Ice” skaters. Cocktails and desserts will be available. There will also be a silent auction, ending at 9:30 p.m.
Sonja Henie won more Olympic and world titles than any other women’s figure skater, including three Olympic crowns and six European championship titles, according to a press release. “Perfection on Ice” was designed by The Exhibition Alliance of Hamilton. The artifacts to be displayed will feature fine arts, costume design and cultural artifacts from the world of figure skating.
Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. A $10 donation to benefit the Lake Placid Olympic Museum is encouraged. Space is limited. The deadline to request a ticket is Friday, Dec. 20. To reserve a ticket, call 302-5326.
For more on the museum, visit http://www.whiteface.com/facilities/olympic-center/olympic-museum.
Transportation museum awarded $9,000 grant
PLATTSBURGH — Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and national nonprofit KaBOOM! awarded Champlain Valley Transportation Museum a $9,000 Let’s Play Community Construction Grant to use toward the purchase of an Imagination Playground in a Cart play system.
The Imagination Playgrounds will be used both at CVTM as a children’s exhibit as well as travel to various events and schools throughout the region. CVTM is partnering with Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country, Clinton County Youth Bureau, North Country Kids and the Town of Plattsburgh Recreation Department to bring the Imagination Playgrounds to areas across the region.
The grant is part of Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group to get kids and families active nationwide.