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Newcomb to celebrate Theodore Roosevelt this weekend

Theodore Roosevelt impersonator Joe Wiegand visits with Anne and Richard Morse during the Black Fly Ball May 19 at the Copperfield Inn. Wiegand will be giving a walk on the Adirondack Interpretive Center’s trails in Newcomb for a conversation on the importance and history of our nation’s forests and their management. Meet at the AIC at 9:45am. Wear walking shoes and bring a camp chair or stool. Learn more about Weigand at www.teddyrooseveltshow.com.

Theodore Roosevelt impersonator Joe Wiegand visits with Anne and Richard Morse during the Black Fly Ball May 19 at the Copperfield Inn. Wiegand will be giving a walk on the Adirondack Interpretive Center’s trails in Newcomb for a conversation on the importance and history of our nation’s forests and their management. Meet at the AIC at 9:45am. Wear walking shoes and bring a camp chair or stool. Learn more about Weigand at www.teddyrooseveltshow.com. Photo by Jim Nash.

— The annual Theodore Roosevelt Weekend will be held in the town of Newcomb Sept. 7-9 with a variety of events for residents and visitors.

Learn more on Facebook at “Park-it in Newcomb.”

Here is the schedule:

Friday, Sept. 7

Newcomb Mountain Quilters (NMQ) Quilt Show: 6pm-8pm. Opening night 6pm at the Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) featuring Adirondack folk singer, Peggy Lynn. Quilt Show will run through 8pm.

Saturday, Sept. 8

NMQ Annual Craft Fair: 9am-5pm at Newcomb Central School (NCS). NCS offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and pie slices. Fair runs Sat. only so come early and stay the day.

Golf Tournament: 9am at High Peaks Golf Course. Phone NCS: 582-3341 for more information.

Upper Works Tour: 10am-2pm. Christine Campeau of the Adirondack Museum leads a guided social, historical and industrial tour of the Upper Works Village and McIntyre Iron Company’s New Furnace. Tour begins with shared memories from former residents of the Village and concludes with lemonade and cookies at the Tahawus Club. Bring your lunch and comfortable shoes for light walking.

NMQ Quilt Show: 10am-5pm at the AIC.

Goodnow Fire Tower: Mike Gooden, SUNY ESF Forester and former NYS Ranger will be manning the restored tower between 10am-3pm. Note: This is not a guided hike.

Float Plane Rides: 110am-3pm with Tom Helms. Float Plane to be docked at the Lake Harris Public Beach. 35$ each.

Fireworks at the Overlook: at dusk.

Sunday, Sept. 9

Ty Yandon Memorial 5K: Registration 8am at the Health Center. 9am Start. $15 entry fee. For more info email: adkpa@aol.com.

A Nation of Forests: Join Teddy Roosevelt, brought to life by reprisor Joe Wiegand, on the AIC’s trails for a conversation on the importance and history of our nation’s forests and their management. Meet at the AIC at 9:45am. Wear walking shoes and bring a camp chair or stool.

ESF’s Champion Woodsman Team Timber Sports Demonstration: 11am-12am at AIC. Come watch the co-ed NorthEastern Regional College Champions chop, saw, and chainsaw through a range of skill and speed events.

Huntington Forest and Lodge Tour: 2pm-3pm. Easy hike with Stacy McNulty. Meet at SUNY-ESF Adirondack Ecological Center, 6312 Route 28N.

NMQ Quilt Show: 10am-5pm at the AIC.

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