LAKE GEORGE Chili enthusiasts are being sought to cook up a batch of their favorite pungent brew for The Lake George Arts Projects 17th annual festival of chili and music. Titled Bands n Beans, the event will be held Sunday March 2 at Roaring Brook Ranch. Last year, 50 restaurants and individuals prepared imaginative varieties of chili for the event, an annual fundraiser for the Lake George Arts Project. Each of the 1000 or so expected attendees is able to vote for their favorite chili in both the restaurant and individual categories. Entrants in the individual category are asked to submit two gallons of chili, and in turn receive an admission ticket. Individual chili cooks must pre-register by Feb. 28. To register, or for more information, contact the Arts Project at 668-2616 or
. Proceeds from the event help support the many programs presented by the Arts Project, including its gallery exhibitions, summer concerts, and the Lake George Jazz Weekend.