Drum workshops set

WESTPORT — Drumming workshops called Talking Drums Under Summer Skies, taught by master percussionist Jo Sallins and members of his Amazing Two Man Trio, are set for Friday in Ballard Park Pavilion.

A session from 9 to 10:30 a.m. is for all ages (an adult must accompany children age 8 and younger). The cost is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Drumming Workshop 2, for ages 13 and older, is noon to 2:30 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance and $18 at the door. A reduced rate of $23 in advance is offered for both workshops.

No prior drumming or music experience is necessary. Drums and other percussion instruments will be provided. The rain location is Westport's Heritage House.

Jo Sallins's Amazing Two Man Trio performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22, in Westport's Ballard Park.

The workshops are sponsored by John Brown Lives!, the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks, Essex County Youth Commission and Arts in Education Partnership.

To register, call 962-4758.

Bike event to tour Montreal

MONTREAL — Advance registration is required for The Stones and Beer Bike Tour that explores Montreal history, architecture, secret spots and building stones from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The tour starts with ancient fossils at the Redpath Museum, 859 Sherbrooke St. West, and finishes with the ghosts of Griffintown. Cost is $25/$15 for students and seniors.

To reserve a spot, call (514) 398-4094 or e-mail redpath.museum@mcgill.ca.

Sign up for printmaking workshop

WESTPORT — James VanHoven Jr. will teach printmaking at a two-day Adirondack Art Association workshop set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1.

No experience is necessary. The cost of $125 includes materials.

The Adirondack Art Association Gallery, located at 2752 Essex Road, Essex, has exhibits scheduled into autumn, with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on the first day of each. See the works of Sid Couchey in "A 'Champ' for the Summer" July 23 through Aug. 17; "Artist's Choice" is Aug. 20 through Sept. 14; and "Hues of Autumn" is Sept. 17 through Oct. 15.

The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

To register for the workshop or for more information, call 963-8309.

Ti downtown event set for July 31

TICONDEROGA — On July 31, downtown Ticonderoga will host activities along Montcalm Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Area businesses and organizations will set up sales areas outside, and joining them will be numerous arts, crafts and specialty food vendors; a farmers market; daylong entertainment including Fort Ticonderoga's Fife and Drum Corps; classic cars; boats; children's activities; and more.

A list of all participants and their locations will be provided on a map handed out to event attendees.

Sexton to sing at LPCA

LAKE PLACID — Tickets are on sale now for the Lake Placid Center for the Arts appearance of Martin Sexton, set for 8 p.m. Saturday, July 31.

Advance tickets are $23; $25 the day of the show.

Sexton's new CD, "Sugarcoating," was released April 6. See him perform his new song "Boom Sh-Boom" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyNgGPxDTkk.

Campout open to all

RIVERVIEW — Performers are invited to Whitey and Flo Keese's 24th-annual Campout set for Friday, Aug. 6, through Sunday, Aug. 8, on Cold Brook Road in Riverview.

Campers are invited to come as early as a week in advance to set up on the Keese property on Cold Brook Road in Riverview. All bands are welcome to the free event as are solo performers of live acts ranging from poetry readings to spoon and washboard players.

A new stage offers handicap access.

For more information, call 891-1704 or 320-8353.

Info sought on Alice Miner

CHAZY — Joe Burke, author of the biography "William H. Miner: The Man and the Myth," and his wife, Joan, are researching the life of the philanthropist's wife, Alice, with the intent of writing a book about her and her museum, the Alice T. Miner Colonial Collection.

"William had his day," said Mrs. Burke, who chairs the museum Board of Directors. "Now it is Alice's turn."

"We are searching for primary materials, letters, writings, reminiscences, etc.," said Dr. Burke in an e-mail. "Unfortunately, primary materials are much more scarce for Alice than William."

Items can be dropped off at the Chazy museum; or reach the Burkes at burkejo@rockinst.org.

S.O.S. winners announced

WESTPORT — The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks has announced the recipients of the Strategic Opportunity Stipend (S.O.S.) Grant Round 3 for opportunities in July through October 2010.

Recipients are: Donna Foley of Franklin County; Daniel Gordon, Eileen Egan Mack and Dr. William Pfaff of Clinton County; and Aline Athena Jeannopouols Pepe of Essex County.

The funding is made available through the New York Foundation for the Arts.

For more information, including the next application deadline, call 962-8778 or e-mail grants@artsnorth.org.

Grant deadlines altered

WESTPORT — Deadlines for Strategic Opportunity Stipends (S.O.S.) grant application have changed, with two opportunities yearly instead of three.

The next cutoff to apply for the funding, which helps individual artists of all disciplines take advantage of specific opportunities, is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. This covers opportunities November through May 2011.

Deadline for Round 2 is 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2011, for opportunities June through October 2011.

Artists can apply for between $200 and $1,500; projects must be distinct from an ongoing work.

Find the application, only available online, at http://artsnorth.org/forms/SOSApplication_2011.pdf.

All submissions must be typed.

Learn more about the grant at www.artsnorth.org or contact Athena Roth at 962-8778 or grants@artsnorth.org.

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