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Third annual ‘Cabin Fever’ series slated

Carl Heilman will be the opening speaker for the Outdoor Edutcation Center’s lecture series Feb. 2.

Carl Heilman will be the opening speaker for the Outdoor Edutcation Center’s lecture series Feb. 2.

— For the third year, the Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center will look to have a cure for the cabin fever blues.

The third annual “Cabin Fever” lecture series will host discussions based on photography, storytelling, history and farming, all set in the Adirondacks.

The series will start on Thursday, Feb. 2, and take place at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday for the next five weeks, through March 8.

The series opens with photographer Carl Heilman, who will talk about his “I am the Adirondacks” digital production on Thursday, Feb. 2.

Author and illustrator Steven Kellogg will be featured at the Feb. 9 event, and will talk about his career as a storyteller and also offer an illustrated storytelling of his book, “The Island of the Skog.”

On Feb. 23, Camp Pok-O-MacCready Executive Director Sharp Swan will talk about his journeys throughout the Adirondacks in search of the “last vestiges” of the Santa Clara Lumber Company, a group that worked in “some of the toughest and isolated terrain in the Adirondacks.”

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Essex farmer Kristin Kimball will speak March 1.

Essex Farm owner Kristin Kimball will speak on Thursday, March 1, talking about her book, “The Dirty Life,” as well as challenges that face Adirondack small farmers.

The series concludes on March 8 with poet and storyteller Jeff Cochran, who will recount tales of life in the Adirondacks with hte help of drawings, masks and a mountain dulcimer.

Admission to each of the lectures in the Cabin Fever series is by donation. The Outdoor Education Center is located at 1391 Reber Road in Willsboro.

For more information, contact the Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center at 963-7967 or visit the website www.pmoec.org.

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