Winter Holidays of Light & Joy' concert Dec. 11

SARANAC LAKE - On Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m., members of the public are invited to a holiday concert at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. This program will feature professional, amateur, college and high school musicians from the local area and will be presented in four groups.

Anne Paulson and Lynn Waickman will entertain with Christmas duets on the recorder while Zack Jakub and his School Band from Northwood School will play holiday songs.

The third group of performers is the Backwater Recorder Ensemble. Founded in 1995, this year, they will present music for Chanukah, Christmas and excerpts from the Nutcracker Suite. The members include Sue Grimm, Ginny West, Lynne Waickman, Marty Lawthers and Dorit Gaedtke.

The final performance will be the Tri-Lakes Community Orchestra who will join the Recorder Ensemble in the presentation of Tchaikovsky's, "Nutcracker Suite." They will also perform a Chanukah and Christmas medley and will accompany a holiday sing-a-long at the end of the program. The Tri-Lakes Community Orchestra has been performing since 2006. It features performers as young as 13 and as old as 90 and includes advanced students, amateurs and professionals. They perform at least three concerts a year and the orchestra is currently directed by Kama Prellwitz, a student at Crane School of Music.

This program is open to the public and all are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Saranac Lake Food Pantry. Refreshments will be served. Call Debbie Kanze at 891-7117 for more information.

Paine Memorial to host annual craft show

WILLSBORO - Paine Memorial Library will host its annual Craft Show & Sale from Dec. 6 to Dec. 23. Back by popular demand will be the "Basket of Goodies" raffle. The well-stuffed basket includes treats for everyone.

This year the crafters and artists have been working long hours to bring shoppers a local selection of delightful crafts such as functional pottery, holiday cards, decorations, baskets, jewelry, quilting, toys, photography and artworks. Also a fine selection of jams, jellies and herbs.

The show and sale will be open during regular library hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A portion of sales benefits the library's many programs. For more information, call 963-4478.

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