Thursday, May 20, 2010

This weekend.....

BIG Weekend in Old Forge - Paddlefest - Fishing expo - Kayak racing - concert at the Strand!

Also - Saturday night - fund raiser for Pat Russell at McCauley - A benefit to support Herkimer County Legislator Patrick Russell in his fight against cancer will take place from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at McCauley Mountain. All proceeds from the benefit will go to the cost of Russell’s medical treatment and travel as he receives treatment in New York City.A silent auction and raffles will take place. Food will be provided.The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children from ages 5 to 11. The cost is free for children less than 5 years old. There also is a cap of $30 per family.

May 21- 23 Paddlefest - America’s largest on-water boat sale. For three days they get to test paddle hundreds of different models of canoes, kayaks and whitewater boats. Paddling industry representatives and experts are on hand to answer your questions, and help you choose the perfect boat. Adirondack Paddlefest, sponsored by Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, is your chance to actually test paddle as many boats as you like, get personal, expert advice, find great deals on boats and paddling accessories, and.. have fun! For more information contact Mountainman Outdoor Supply Compnay at 315-369-6672 315-369-6672 or at

May 22 & 23 1st Annual Adirondack Fishing Expo - Held at the Park Avenue Building in Old Forge from 10am to 5pm. Fishing and outdoor vendors, cooking demos, fly tieing, casting contest and more. Sponsored by Souvenir Village and Leo Maloney Enterprises. Call Leo Maloney at 315-363-3896 315-363-3896 for additional information.

May 22 Adirondack Paddlefest Canoe & Kayak Race -Two and four-mile races and Youth Kayak Fun Paddle. Starts and finishes at the Water's Edge Inn on Old Forge Pond. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals in all divisions. Sponsored by the Enchanted Forest/ Water Safari and American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley. All proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley. Download entry form here.

May 22 Banjo Legend Tony Trischka Concert -The Strand Theatre and Mountainman Outdoor Supply Compnay will present this Special Paddlefest Performance at 7:30pm at the Stand Theatre. The New York Times has called Tony Trischka "the godfather of what's sometimes called new acoustic music." Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $15 for children age 12 and under. Tickets are available at the Strand Theatre, Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, or by phone 315-369-2300 315-369-2300.

May 23 David Kim Progressive Venue Piano Concert -David will continue his performance in a more intimate setting on a 1908 Steinway Concert B Piano. Culinary delights will be served by hostess, Miriam Kashiwa. Limited number of tickets available. Sponsored by the Arts Center/Old Forge, phone 315-369-6411 315-369-6411


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