Confucius Institute to bring Chinese Opera to Plattsburgh
PLATTSBURGH — Chinese opera is coming to SUNY Plattsburgh at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.
“Amazing China” will be held in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall and will feature opera, dance, acrobatics and vocal and instrumental music performed by the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University.
This free performance is sponsored by SUNY Plattsburgh College Auxiliary Services and the Office of the President.
For more information, contact the Global Education Office at 564-3287.
Capt. Phillips to attend screening in Whallonsburg
WHALLONSBURG — Vermont’s Richard Phillips will be the special guest of the Champlain Valley Film Society at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, when it screens “Captain Phillips,” the Oscar-nominated film based on his harrowing experience dealing with pirates off the coast of Somalia.
The Super Bowl Sunday matinee showing of the film will be held at the the Whallonsburg Grange Hall at 1610 State Route 22. The originally scheduled Saturday night show has been canceled.
Phillips will be available to answer audience questions.
Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $3 for those under 18, and seating is limited.
For more information, visit www.cvfilms.org.
Prom Dress Sale to benefit musical production
ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center will hold a Prom Dress Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.
The event helps girls to find reasonably priced, gently-worn formal dresses for a wide range of prices and raises money for the center’s annual musical production, a press release states.
Donate or consign your gently used formal (prom, bridesmaid, evening) dresses, handbags, jewelry or dress shoes. Donors, consignors and shoppers from all towns are welcome.
Remaining donation/consignment drop-off dates are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Everything is cash and carry, as is, no refunds or exchanges.
For more information, call 873-6408 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sweet Adelines holding rehearsals for Singing Valentines
PLATTSBURGH — The Champlain Valley Sweet Adelines have scheduled rehearsals for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings at the North Country Alliance Church in Plattsburgh.
Rehearsals are open to all women who like to sing.
The Champlain Valley Sweet Adelines will be delivering Singing Valentines in Plattsburgh and the surrounding area (within 25 miles) on Friday, Feb. 14. The chorus members will go to the chosen home, place of work, restaurant or anywhere to sing to a loved one or friend in four-part harmony. Each sweetheart receives two love songs, a stuffed animal, assorted chocolates and a digital picture of the event; cost is $45. Telephone Valentine greetings are available for $15.
To arrange for a Valentine, call Esther at 561-3715.
‘Our Kinda Town’ at Adirondack Artists Guild in February
SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild will host “Our Kinda Town,” a benefit exhibit, during the month of February with proceeds from sales going to Historic Saranac Lake.
The show will open with a gala reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided by members of Historic Saranac Lake. The last day of the exhibit is Sunday, March 2.
Each of the guild’s member will display one or two works depicting something about Saranac Lake in a silent auction. Bidding will start at$50 for each piece, with bids rising in increments of $10. At the end of the show, the highest bidder for each piece will receive the artwork. Photographs of the artwork will be posted on the guild’s website, with bidding amounts updated regularly. People may call the gallery at 891-2615 during business hours to place a bid by phone. Bids will be accepted in person or by phone until 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2.
Free Civil War reading, discussion program planned
CHAZY — The New York Council for the Humanities has joined forces with the Alice T. Miner Museum to offer “Making Sense of the Civil War,” a monthly reading and discussion series that runs from Feb. 5 through June 25.
Meetings will be the last Wednesday of each month at 7 pm. Participants in “Making Sense of the Civil War” explore different facets of the Civil War experience, informed by reading words written or spoken by powerful voices from the past and present. This series is offered in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Participation is free and the books/readings will be provided on loan from the NY Council for the Humanities. Participants should plan to attend all meeting dates as this is an ongoing discussion: Feb. 5; Feb. 26; March 26, April 30; May 28; and June 25.
For more information or to participate, call 846-7336.
Saranac library to hold book sale
SARANAC LAKE — The 25th Anniversary Winter Book Sale will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8, in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St.
Available will be thousands of hardcover and paperback books for sale, a large selection of special books individually priced, DVDs, videocassettes, audiobooks and jigsaw puzzles. Many children’s books will also be for sale.
Bookstore Plus plans events
LAKE PLACID — The Bookstore Plus book club meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the store.
The February meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 4, and will include discussion of “The Expats” with author Chris Pavone via Skype.
Also scheduled at The Bookstore Plus is the Second Saturday Storytime at 10 a.m. Feb. 8. The topic will be the Olympics, and will include Alison from Lake Placid Olympic Museum for a craft project.
Local author Christopher Buerkett will sign copies of his new book of poetry, “69 Seconds: Poetry in Time’s Need” from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.
For more information, visit www.thebookstoreplus.com or call 523-2950.
Pendragon Theatre to Bring ‘Oedipus’ to SUNY Plattsburgh
PLATTSBURGH — Pendragon Theatre will present Sophocles’ “Oedipus” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh.
Tickets are available in advance at the Angell College Center and at the Hartman Theatre Box Office one hour prior to the show. Prices are $10 for general admission; $8 for seniors, students and SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff; and $2 for SUNY Plattsburgh students.
Winter Carnival Rotary Variety Show set for Feb. 7
SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Rotary Club will present its annual Winter Carnival Rotary Variety Show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Harrietstown Town Hall, celebrating this year’s theme of “Celtic Carnival.”
Featured will be Frank Pastizzo, a comedian and piano player from Saranac Lake; Michael “Piper” Cooney, from Ireland, a world-class Uilleann pipes player; and Curt Stager and Kary Johnson for the Celtic Medley performance. Also on hand will be by the Barn Cats; the Saranac Lake High School Vocal Ensembles accompanied on piano by Tom Delahant; Steve Borst; and the Rotary Show Dancers.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and are available at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Ampersound, Blue Line Sports, Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Coakley Ace Hardware, Community Bank, Saranac Lake Community Store, Maurice’s Salon, NBT Bank and Post Office Pharmacy.