File photo - Bill and Barbara Fiedler with woodworker Pete Schoonmaker and his Westport ADK Chairs at last year’s Northville Rotary Woodworking and Fine Arts Weekend.
File photo - Arlene Rambush demonstrates weaving at Historic Edinburg Day last summer.
Carla Kolbe - The 1883 Stark House, now owned by Dr. Sam Dean Detweiler and family located on Fish House Road with its flowers and garden will be included on Saturday’s tour.
By Carla Kolbe
The Great Sacandaga Lake region is the place to be this weekend — on the land and on the water.
Aside from all the GSL has to offer any given weekend of the year, peak mid-summer fun is on tap along the 27-mile stretch of reservoir.
Boaters and personal watercraft operators should be aware of the Mayfield Yacht Club, Mountain Valley Hospice, and the National Hospice Regatta Alliance, sponsoring the Charity Cup Regatta for Hospice on the GSL.
The two-day regatta Saturday and Sunday will be visible on the main part of the lake in Mayfield. Watch your wake, steer clear from the event, and remember that sailboats have the right of way.
For the landlubbers, events are plenty and filled with local history, amazing artists, supreme craftsmen, and filled with local charm, vendors and food.
Here’s a breakdown of the many possibilities, beginning with today.
Thursday, July 19
• Movies at the Northville Public Library, 341 S. Third St., Northville.
Beginning at 1 p.m. This week’s feature is “Iron Lady.” Go to email@example.com or www.sacandagaexpress for details
• Thursday Night Live Concert Series at the Edinburg United Methodist Church pavilion, 3 N. Shore Road, Edinburg, 7 p.m., featuring the Adirondack Mountain Bluegrass Band — a lively mix of traditional bluegrass and gospel music. Free-will offering, call (518) 863-2168.
• Fourth annual Woodworking and Fine Art Weekend at the Howard Bradt Municipal Building and park, Main Street, Northville, sponsored by the Northville Rotary Club .
It will feature 50 accomplished artists from this area and beyond. Woodworkers, jewelers, weavers, potters, photographers, painters and many others artists will display and sell their artwork hold demonstrations, raffles, and a silent auction
Friday will begin with a “Meet the Artists” Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Hours Saturday are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Proceeds from this event will be used throughout the year to provide scholarships to students, support community organizations and projects of Rotary International.
• Edinburg Old Time Engine Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 262 Sinclair Road, 2 1/2 miles south on County Route 5. Historic old-time engines on display, flea market and auction 6 p.m. Saturday.
Free admission to the show including antique gas and oil engines, water pumps, grinders and mills, antique tractors and trucks.
For more information contact Robert Rockwell at 863-6022 or email RRockwell@frontiernet.net.
Saturday, July 21,
and Sunday July 22
• Great Sacandaga Lake Charity Cup Regatta for Hospice, based out of the Mayfield Yacht Club, 214 Lakeside Drive, Mayfield
This is a two-day sailing regatta open to all boats with a PHRF or Portsmouth rating.
It is a fun, friendly and sometimes spirited competition but mostly a great time to be had with your fellow sailors. If you are a serious or casual sailor come join us; there will be a fleet to fit everyone’s interest.
As important, the CCR for Hospice will support Mountain Valley Hospice which serves Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton and Saratoga counties. Through donations, sponsorships, raffles, silent auctions and the big Saturday night festivities. All proceeds will be donated to Mountain Valley Hospice.
Saturday, July 21
• 21st annual Historic Edinburg Day at the Nellie Tyrrell and Rural Museums, North Shore Road, Edinburg, 10 to 4 p.m. Free to all.
Both museums will be open and visitors can view the many displays and artifacts of historic interest pertaining to Edinburg and the surrounding area.
Activities include vendors, crafts, food, music, book signings, exhibitions, art and free horse and wagon rides. Open will be the Rural Museum, Barker’s Store (on Military Road), a stop on the Underground Railroad, as will the Copeland Covered Bridge site.
Adjacent to the bridge site, visitors can see a new historic acquisition, the Copeland Carriage Shop that is presently undergoing restoration.
For directions or additional information, visit www.edinburg-hist-soc.org.
• Adirondack storyteller Don Williams will appear at the Adirondack Country Store, 252 N. Main St., Northville, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., speaking about and signing his new book, ADK People and Places.
Williams is the author of many ADK books as well as the local book: The Saga of Nicholas Stoner.
• Fish House Historical House & Garden Tour to commemorate 250 years of Fish House. The Fish House Community Center is sponsoring a second Fish House Historical House & Garden Tour.
This tour will include many of the same historic homes as in the highly successful 2009 tour, as well as two additional locations.
The premier gardens that will be open to the public are wonderful and unique. Tour tickets are $20 the day of the event. Pre-sale tickets for the tour $15 per person, or a group rate of 10 or more people is $10.
Contact Sue Walter at 883-1016 for ticket sales. For more information about this year’s tour and the other events of Fish House, go to http://sites.google.com/site/fishhousehistory.com.
• SVAN Song Concert in the Park, Northville Waterfront Park, Main Street, Northville, 6 p.m. IM3 (Intermountain Trio) will play a concert open to all. This concert is in conjunction with the Rotary Club Woodworking and Fine Art Show.
Food will be available from Java John’s and the Village Cafe. There will be a free-will donation.
Sunday, July 22
• An all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Fish House Community Center, 1170 County Highway 110, Broadalbin, from 8 to 11 a.m. The buffet includes pancakes, eggs, hash browns, breakfast meats coffee and juice.