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Carousel to offer after-school program

September 21, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE - The Adirondack Carousel is offering a five-week after-school educational program for fourth- to sixth-graders from Sept. 26 to Oct. 25.

Three different carving projects will be featured over the five weeks: "Ivory Soap Carvings," "Snake Walking Sticks" and "Advanced Pumpkin Carving" - just in time for Halloween.

Master carvers and local artists will lead the classes, which will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The $125 fee includes all materials.

A reception for participants and their families to view the finished projects at the carousel will take place the last day of the program, Oct. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The after-school art program is part of the carousel's vision to foster imagination and celebrate the arts with community-based programs.

"We really are fortunate to have so many great artists in the Tri-Lakes region who love sharing their skills with others," Executive Director Paula Hameline said in a press release. "The carousel is also a great place to showcase art. The terrific drawings done by elementary school children of carousel figures has attracted a lot of attention from the more than 18,000 riders we've had since Memorial Day."

Space in the after-school program is limited. To register or for more information, contact the carousel at 518-891-9521 or



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