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Ongoing Adult Men's Basketball - Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm-9pm at the Town of Webb School Gym.
18yr of age & older
Ongoing until March 26 Adult Co-ed Pickleball - Every Monday starting at 6:15pm at the Park Ave Gym.
Ongoing Mission Boutique - Gently used clothing and housewares at the former Thrift Shop at Niccolls Memorial Church in Old Forge. Open Fridays 10am - 12 Noon & 7 - 8:30pm, and Saturdays 10am - 12 Noon.
Ongoing Health Insurance Sign-up Need Health Insurance? Have the comfort of knowing you have protection against the surprises that life may bring. Certified NYS Navigators are available to help you enroll through the NY State Health Marketplace the last Thursday of each month in the Town of Webb Board Room at the Visitor Information Center in Old Forge.
Ongoing until Feb 23 Morning Yoga - Yoga is now offered as a 10 session punch card. You can go to whichever 10 sessions you choose to attend. No time limit to use the sessions. You can now also go online and sign up. This class is a perfect gift for the holiday season and the entire year! Come and join our great, experienced instructors to start your year of healthy living! Yoga has been shown to increase muscle strength, maintain bone integrity, and improve balance, coordination, and mobility. These gentle, therapeutic classes are open to anybody and any age. No Restriction needed. Yoga classes are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30 am, and evening classes are offered on Monday and Wednesday starting at 5:30 pm. Cost for the 10 sessions is $100/$70 members. For additional information, please visit www.viewarts.org
Ongoing until Feb 22 ZUMBA at View - 5:30pm on Thursdays at VIEW. Start your new year’s resolution and get in shape by taking this Zumba class. Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness-cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. Zumba takes the work out of workout, by using Latin and World rhythms, mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Deb Daiker is a resident of Old Forge and teaches school in Inlet. She has been a certified Zumba instructor for over 6 years. She has several different certifications including Zumba Toning, Gold, Aqua, and Kids. She loves to dance and share her passion with others. The Zumba class is an 8-week session meeting in Gould Hall, Thursdays starting January 4 and ending February 22nd. Class will start at 5:30 pm and end at 6:30 pm. Cost of the 8-week session is $100/$80 members. For additional information, please visit www.viewarts.org
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Fri Jan 19 - Feb 23 Winter Toddler Story Time -
This 6 session program will be held on Fridays from January 19 through February 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. It is for toddlers, age 1 and 2, and a parent or caregiver and is led by Jackie Englert. Children will listen to stories, enjoy puppets, learn finger plays and have some toy time. Registration is not required for this program.
Fri Jan 19 - Feb 23 Winter Story Hour - Pre-school children ages 3, 4, 5+ years are invited to join this six week program on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon. Registration is required. The hour of stories and creative play will be led by Library Director Isabella Worthen, Louisette Lecours, Beverly Meeker and Fern Bick. Parents are asked to provide a group snack or drink for one session. Please stop at the library desk or call 369-6008 by Thursday, January 18 by 8:00 p.m. to register your child.
Fri & Sat Feb 2 &3 19th Annual Poker Run - Get your buddies and go for it! Purse is $700 and there is over 70 door prizes and last year’s 50/50 was $250. Pick up your playing card at any one of the 25 sponsors (more sponsors this year than we’ve had for years). One sponsor will be open a short time with free appetizers. Get your card stamped from as many sponsors as possible. Go to Daikers Restaurant at 5:15 pm on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Your one card can purchase up to 10 hands for $10 per hand (no need for 2 cards, only one card will be accepted per player). Winner must be present to win. You are dealt as many cards as you have stamps on your card. You need at least 5 different stamps as the poker game is 5 card stud. Come join the fun and ride safe! For additional information, please visit www.viewarts.org
Sat Feb 3 Ice Bar Party - 1pm at VIEW. Head to View’s courtyard to enjoy drinks with friends in a winter wonderland. View will be hosting an outside ice bar welcoming all 21 and older attendees. Drinks will be available for purchase while you enjoy snow furniture, hot and cold drinks with winter themed games. Admission is free.
Fri - Sun Feb 9 - 11 McCauley Mountain Winter Carnival - Enjoy a parade down Main Street in Old Forge, followed by an ice skating party. The coronation of the King and Queen will be held at McCauley Mountain, followed by torchlight skiing, dare-devil jumpers & fireworks. After the fireworks, the community is invited to a dance in the chalet. 2018 Event Schedule .pdf
Tues Feb 13
Sweetheart Dessert Contest - This year’s contest will have a Mardi Gras theme. There are four categories: Youth Student, Teen Student, Adult and Master. To enter the contest, create your favorite dessert and bring it to the library from 11am to 4:30pm that day. This year’s judges are Melissa MacDonald, Mary Ann Nelson, and Kelly Noonan. A reception will be held at 7:00pm and the contest winners will be announced at 7:40pm. The Friends of the Library invite the community to stop in to sample the delicious entries from 7-8pm.
Wed Feb 14 Valentine's Day Night Out - 7pm at VIEW. Come to View to dance the night away to a high-energized band. Member couples can purchase an advance couple ticket for $40 and non-member couples for $45. Each ticket purchased includes admission for two, non-alcoholic drinks, late night dessert cravings, a picture together, keepsake and a night of fun! Alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. For additional information, please visit www.viewarts.org
Sat Feb 17 Chili Bowl Luncheon with Trivia - 11:30am at VIEW. Escape winter and warm up at View with homemade meat and vegetarian chili served in handmade bowls created by local and regional potters while trying your hand at trivia. Admission is $18 to $25 for a handmade bowls and these one of a kind bowls are yours to keep! Chili may also be purchased without the bowl for $10 for adults and $5 for children. For additional information, please visit www.viewarts.org
Wed Feb 21
Coffeehouse Open Mic Night - 7:00pm at the Old Forge Library. Writers, songwriters, aspiring writers and members of the public are invited to share and read or sing from their own work or to come and enjoy readings by others. Featured Writer and Emcee will be Elizabeth Martina. Elizabeth is the author of The Ragman Murders, a work of fiction based on a true family story. She also writes 2 blogs under the name Debbie Booton McCoy. If you plan on participating on Open Mic Night, the Library would appreciate your call (315 369-6008) so they may plan accordingly but walk-ins are welcome. These readings are held to inspire writers and create opportunities for regional writers to meet.
Fri March 2 Howl Story Slam ~ True Stories Told Locally - 7pm at the Old Forge Library. How does it work? Storytellers (you, your friends and anyone else with a story to tell) put their names in a hat. Names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage and tell us their best story in five minutes on the theme "Leap of faith/Going for it". Two local judges will score every story to select The Howl Story Slam winners of the night. All stories have to be true and come from personal experience. No notes. You don’t need to be a professional storyteller. Just tell it from the heart! The Howl Story SLAM is brought to you by North Country Public Radio and the Adirondack Center for Writing
Fri & Sat March 9 & 10 Snofest - By mid-March many snowmobilers start putting away their sleds and start thinking about summer. Not in Old Forge, New York! The four major manufacturers: Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski Doo, and Yamaha, and will be at SNOFEST to premier their 2019 models. Demos rides, conditions permitting. Please contact Old Forge’s local dealerships for exact days & times of demos; Big Moose Arctic Cat & Yamaha at (315) 357-2998, Don’s Polaris at (315) 369-3255 and Smith Marine at (315) 369-9911. Come to SNOFEST and be among the first to preview next year’s line-up of sleds and gear.
Fri March 16 St Patrick's Day Parade - 5pm on Main Street in Old Forge. This is a "don't miss" event! This is the biggest, best (and only) Irish Parade in the Adirondacks. Creativity is always the main theme of this parade. Along with the usual participants, many groups are secretly making costumes and floats that will be a surprise for this year’s parade. Individuals now try to outdo their prior year’s costumes and floats. Parade favorites return year after year. Local pickups with snowplows will entertain while in formation, under the name Synchronized Snowplows. The Old Forge Redheads group will be there, as will the Old Forge Irish Setters Club (which still has many dogs, but no Irish Setters). The Precision Shopping Carts will again be weaving their formations up Main Street, in spite of the poor physical conditioning of the pushers!
Fri May 18 Choir Concert, University of Mount Union of Alliance, OH - 7pm at Niccolls Church.
Fri - Sun May 18 - 20 Adirondack Paddlefest & Outdoor Expo - America's largest on-water canoe, kayak & SUP Sale. Please check back later for more information.
Fri June 15 Annual Father's Day Car Show Parade - 7pm down Main Street in Old Forge
Sat June 16 Annual Father’s Day Weekend Car Show - 9am -3pm.at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center in Old Forge. Cash prizes to the two best of show winners, dash plaques, trophies, auto related vendors and swap meet, food and beverages. (315) 369-6983.
Sun June 17 Annual Father’s Day Frog Jumping and Ugly Tie Contest - Noon on the Old Forge lakefront. Children can bring their champion frog to win prizes and fathers should wear their most outrageous tie! Largest, smallest, and longest jumper. Great family fun! Don’t worry, all frogs are released unharmed.
Sat June 30 Road Rally Scavenger Hunt - Get a car filled with your friends or family to join us for a fun-filled road rally scavenger hunt through the Old Forge, Inlet, Thendara and Big Moose area! Don't worry motorcyclist, you're invited too! Get five of your fellow bikers together to make a team. The road rally scavenger hunt you will follow sets of clues leading you through your journey. At each pit stop you will obtain a clue following answering questions, completing a task or stop in to say "hi" and find the clue holder. Each task and correct answer will earn your team points. Finish with the top score and go home with a prize! Don't worry, there are bonus points for all the scavenger hunt items you collect on your journey. Remember this is a fun competition and we do not encourage or support any speeding or road rules broken. Time will be taken in the event of a tie breaker. The hunt will end at View with a reception with cash bar, free non-alcoholic drinks and snacks while the winner is determined! Check-In for teams will be at 10:30am at View and hunt will begin at 11:00am! Join the hunt now! For additional information, please visit www.viewarts.org
Wed July 4 46th Annual Forge Festival of Arts & Crafts - 9am - 6pm at the Adirondack Bank Parking lot.
Craft vendors include local jeweler, Mary Blanchard, and popular potter Greg Rudd, in addition to many others. There will also be a variety of food vendors offering more than 20 varieties of homemade fudge as well as fresh roasted nuts, squeezed lemonade and barbeque prepared on site. “The festival gives people a unique shopping and dining opportunity to enjoy while they are experiencing Old Forge on the 4th of July,” says Deborah Ritz. “This location is perfect for anyone who want to stop and shop for snacks to bring on their boats or bring to a party--or for shoppers looking for unique hand-crafted items.” Admission to the event is $3. Proceeds will benefit View. Free parking is available near by. For additional information, please visit www.viewarts.org
Wed July 4 4th of July Celebration- Music at the Lakefront and fireworks over Old Forge Pond. Phone 315-369-6983 for additional information.
Sat July 14 Antique Wooden Boat Show and Fulton Chain Rendezvous - Awards for best historic, antique and classic categories. Sponsored by the Adirondack Chapter of The Antique & Classic Boat Society and the Central Adirondack Association. Click here for additional information.
Sat & Sun July 28 & 29 44th Annual Old Forge Antiques & Vintage Show & Sale - 10am - 5pm at the George Hiltebrant Recreation Center.
The Old Forge Antiques and Vintage Show and Sale returns to the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street. This year's show will feature over 50 dealers with an array including antique and vintage furniture, camp decor, oriental rugs, jewelry, hotel china, books, fine art, sporting goods, and taxidermy. $6 admission for the whole weekend. For additional information, please visit www.viewarts.org
Fri Aug 3 10th Annual Ice Cream Bowl Social -11am at Point Park. Come enjoy your favorite ice cream in a handmade bowl at Point Park, in the center of Old Forge across from the Old Forge Hardware Store. Local potters make these one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls in the Meyda Tiffany Lighting Creative Arts Wing at View. Be sure to arrive early!
There are many bowls and other ceramic pieces to choose from and plenty of ice cream and toppings at the ready. The pottery will have a range of prices depending upon the choice, from $10 to $25, which includes ice cream. If you choose not to purchase pottery, you may make a donation of $5 and receive an ice cream sundae.
This annual event benefits the Rintrona Ceramics Studio and has become a favorite destination for an afternoon ice cream treat with friends and family. Should it rain, the event will be moved to the Old Forge Fire Hall located next to Point Park.
Thurs Aug 9 Secret Garden Tour - The tour provides an opportunity to visit local pristine gardens at private residences in a ten-mile radius.Michele DeCamp and Kate Russell, who has organized the Secret Garden Tour for several years, has been busy choosing this year's gardens of choice. "The Secret Garden Tour allows the public to take in the beauty of some fantastic but hidden flower and vegetable gardens in our area," said deCamp. Tickets available to purchase May 2018. For additional information, please visit www.viewarts.org