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Adirondack Folk School
Adirondack Folk School
PO Box 2
51 Main Street
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
(518) 696-2400

Volume 3 Number 3

Classes remaining for the month of JUNE: 
June 22nd:
Build a Rustic Adirondack Bench
June 23rd:
Make a Market Basket
Create Your Own
Marshmallow Roasters
Repair Your Bamboo Fly Rod
June 24th:
Men's Fly Casting
Intro to Rug Twining
Women's Fly Casting   

June 28th:
Build a Wee Lassie Canoe**
June 30th:             

Clothespin People
Intro to Tapestry Weaving
** Sorry this class is full - next time!
Open Forge Nights – Al Cameron & Friends 
Al Cameron and his blacksmith friends will fire up our forges to both demonstrate the art of blacksmithing and encourage others to try their hand at the anvil as you heat, bend and create for the first time.  This might be just the thing to prompt you to take one of the many blacksmithing classes offered at AFS.  The next Open Forge Night is July 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  They take place the second Wednesday of each month through the month of October.  Admission is free but donations are always welcome.

We have many exciting programs, classes and events coming up throughout the summer and early fall, so please check our website:, give us a call, or stop by for more information. 
Happy Rustic End Table Builders!

Put yourself in this picture on June 24th!



As the summer of 2012 begins to heat up, so have the activities here at the Adirondack Folk School.  We are getting into the “good stuff” folks and are looking forward to you being a part of our third season of exciting classes, special programs, events and musical performances.  Here are just a few of the many special programs and events coming up in the next few weeks:

You are INVITED to the Adirondack Folk School Festival & Annual Members Meeting on July 7th!! 
From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, to be held here at AFS – 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
The Folk School Festival begins with the celebration of the arts, crafts and culture of the Adirondacks.  It will highlight regional artisans and AFS instructors demonstrating their traditional crafts.  Some of the artisans will be selling their crafts throughout the day.  There will be demonstrations of weaving and spinning, gourd decorating, fly fishing, tinsmithing, blacksmithing, wood carving and more.
Come and bring your family to the Folk School Festival where their hands, hearts and minds will be inspired to keep the arts, crafts and customs of the Adirondacks alive. 
Admission and refreshments are free.
If you are already a member, please start your party by attending our annual membership meeting at 10:00 am.  If you are not a member yet, or need to renew your membership, please consider supporting AFS.  Our members, students and donors are all very important and help us continue to enrich our community and nurture the idea of life-long learning in the Adirondack traditions.

So, please mark your calendar. We hope to see you and share all that is new at the school.

More to Come!
The Feeder Canal & Its Amazing History - Jeannie Williams, Executive Director of the Feeder Canal Alliance

July 14th – Saturday
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Feeder Canal provides water from the Hudson River to the Champlain Canal, and from the early 1800s until 1928 provided a means of transportation by canal boats for people and goods.  The bounty of the North Country – lumber, lime, marble, paper, clay, apples and potatoes – was shipped to New York City and southern markets from Queensbury, Glens Falls, Hudson Falls and Kingsbury.  Come hear about the history of the canal and how it became an important economic engine for the Adirondacks.
Admission is free but donations are always welcome

Logging in the Adirondacks – Dick Nason
July 21st – Saturday
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dick is a walking library of knowledge when it comes to the early days of logging and the paper industry that helped shape the Adirondacks. Dick brings alive his presentation of historic pictures, films and knowledge of the river drives.  Afterwards, you can enjoy roasting marshmallows at our fire ring and walk down to the river overlooking the Rockwell Falls and sense what life must have been like for the river men who floated their logs down to the mills in Glens Falls.  You won’t want to miss this presentation. 
Admission is free but donations are always welcome.

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