Tuesday, June 27

7:30 p.m. Writer’s series, “Women Belong in History Books: Volume Two” Peg Nash Masters and Richard Williams, co-speakers, at the Old Forge Library, Old Forge. Free. (315) 369-6008, www.oldforgelibrary.org

Wednesday, June 28

8:30-10 a.m. Morning yoga at View.

10 a.m.-noon Donation sorting for the Mission Boutique at Niccolls Church.

10 a.m.-noon Dawn Lenci will teach a stencil class at the Raquette Lake School. The cost for this program is $30 all materials and instruction will be provided. Class size is limited. To sign up contact Liz Forsell at (315) 354-4001. This class will be making pillow cases complete with pillow form. Come see what hidden talent you have.

Thursday, June 29

4-7 p.m. Garden Party for the Town of Webb Historical association at the Moose River House Bed and Breakfast in Thendara. There will be live entertainment, along with cocktails and hor d’oeuvres. Reservations are now available for $50 per person or $45 with paid 2017 membership. For more information call (315) 369-3838.

Friday, June 30
8:30-10 a.m. Morning yoga at View.

10 a.m.-noon Mission Boutique thrift shop open at Niccolls Church.

1-5 p.m. Old Forge Farmers Market.

1-4 p.m. Book sale at the Old Forge Farmers Market. Friends of the Library, in conjunction with Mid York Library System, will be selling used children’s books and adult paperbacks. Mid York Library System personnel will be on hand to issue library cards and show patrons new services available through the library.

5-6:15 p.m. Library Gazebo at 5, for the traditional acoustic music of the Bonnie and Jim Tracy Duo at the Old Forge Library, Old Forge. Free. (315) 369-6008, www.oldforgelibrary.org

7-8:30 p.m. Mission Boutique thrift shop open at Niccolls Church.

Saturday, July 1

11 a.m. The Raquette Lake Strawberry Festival will be held at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall. Enjoy delicious strawberry shortcake, get free area events information, and reconnect with summer friends. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Raquette Lake Fire Department. Call (518) 624-3077 for more information or visit www.mylonglake.com.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kiwanis Food Kart at Diorio’s Supermarket, Kinney Drugs in Old Forge and Kalil’s Grocery in Inlet. The Kiwanis will be giving out lists to shoppers of items needed for the local Food Pantry.

7-9 p.m. Live music – Tom O’Carroll at Arrowhead Park, Inlet, part of the Sunset on the Lake Summer Concert Series. Bring a chair or a blanket and listen to some great music while watching one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Adirondack Park. Rain location Fern Park. (315) 357-5501, www.inletconcertseries.com

Sunday, July 2

9 a.m.-6 p.m. 45th annual Festival of Arts and Crafts at the Adirondack Bank parking lot. Hosts more than 40 skilled vendors and features an extensive assortment of food and hand crafted items. This year’s event is sponsored by Adirondack Bank. The festival will be located at Adirondack Bank’s parking lot at 108 Codling Street, right across from the Old Forge Public Beach. Admission to the event is $3. Proceeds will benefit View. Free parking is available near by. (315) 369-6411, www.ViewArts.org, [email protected]

7 p.m. The Thirsty Coyotes will perform at the Old Forge Lakefront. The band plays country, rock, and blues. Everyone is welcome for this free concert, and all should bring a chair or a blanket. The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by the Town of Webb.

Tuesday, July 4

1 p.m. Ping Pong Ball Drop at Fern Park, Inlet. For children up to age 12. Each child will be allowed to collect three ping pong balls that will be traded in for prizes donated by local businesses. Sponsored by the Inlet Youth Commission. (315) 357-5501, www.pingpongballdrop.com

7:30 p.m. Live music – Jamie Notarthomas at Arrowhead Park, Inlet. Live music on the lakefront before the fireworks begin. (315) 357-5501, www.inletconcertseries.com

7:30 p.m. Floyd Community Instrumental Ensemble plays at the Old Forge Lakefront, fireworks follow at dark.

Dusk Fourth of July Fireworks on Fourth Lake, Inlet. Best view is at Arrowhead Park. (315) 357-5501, www.inletny.com

Dusk Fireworks from the barge on Raquette Lake, the fun will begin at the village green. Enjoy live music and a barbecue dinner and then gather on the shoreline of Raquette Lake to enjoy a display of breathtaking fireworks celebrating the birth of the USA.

Ongoing
Through July 9
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, an exhibit A Study in Contrasts juxtaposes the works of photographer Barry Lobdell and artist Russell Serrianne. In this collaborative exhibition one can see how shape, form and texture work to convey similar ideas through disparate media. Lobdell’s photographic work is centered on sculptural structures found in nature, while Serrianne’s delicately constructed, abstract vine drawings convey that same sense of the natural world through composition and design. Taken together visually the relationships between the two art forms become more and more evident, offering both contrast and similarity. In the The Henry M. Kashiwa Eco Gallery at View, Old Forge. Gallery admission $10 or $5 for members of View. (315) 369-6411, www.ViewArts.org, [email protected]

Through July 16
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, an exhibition of new and recent works by Forestport based painter and printmaker Catharine Westlake in the Member Galleries at View, Old Forge. Gallery admission $10 or $5 for members of View. (315) 369-6411, www.ViewArts.org, [email protected]

Through July 16
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, an exhibition of new and recent works by New Hartford based oil and acrylic painter Sean Smith, whose work is inspired by the landscape of the Central Adirondack Region, in the Member Gallery at View in Old Forge. Gallery admission $10 or $5 for members of View. (315) 369-6411, www.ViewArts.org, [email protected]

Through Sept. 3
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Sunday, 10×10 Art Sale, Gould Hall and Balcony Galleries. The second annual 10×10 art sale, all works are available for purchase at $100 each at View in Old Forge. Gallery admission is $10 or $5 for members of View. (315) 369-6411, www.ViewArts.org, [email protected], [email protected]

Visitor Information
-Old Forge, Thendara, Eagle Bay, Big Moose (315) 369-6983
-Inlet (315) 357-5501
-Raquette Lake, Long Lake (518) 624-3077
-Blue Mountain Lake, Indian Lake (518) 648-5112
Libraries
-Old Forge Library
Open Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (315) 369-6008
-Inlet Public Library
Open Monday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-noon. Closed Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (315) 357-6494
-Raquette Lake Library
Open Monday 2-8 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; closed Wednesday and Friday (315) 354-4005
-Woodgate Free Library
Open Monday 3-8 p.m.; Wednesday 2-6 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Friday (315) 392-4814
Organizations
-Herkimer County Department of Motor Vehicles on Park Ave. in Old Forge. Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; closed noon-1 p.m. for lunch. Call (315) 369-3301
-View: year-round art exhibits, performances, events and workshops. Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday noon-4 p.m. Call (315) 369-6411 or visit www.viewarts.org (Old Forge)
-Town of Webb Historical Association: year-round free museum open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or by appointment. Call (315) 369-3838 or visit www.webbhistory.org (Old Forge)
Services
-Meals on Wheels. Herkimer County Office for the Aging (315) 867-1414
-St. Elizabeth’s Health Center. Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call (315) 369-6619 for an appointment (Old Forge)
-HASCA. A licensed home care service agency. Call (315) 369-6183