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Lake Placid Institute announces summer events

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Institute, in partnership with the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, will open the summer season on Tuesday, July 9 with its annual summer fundraiser.

“It’s Summer — The Party” will be held at the Moose Lodge Boathouse at Whiteface Club & Resort from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening of fun and frivolity will include an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Admission is $100 per person. Tickets can be purchased from the LPCA box office at lakeplacidarts.org.

In July and August, the Institute and LPCA will once again offer the popular John C. Bogle Roundtable Series. The Saturday morning presentations begin at 8:30 with a buffet breakfast. The 40-minute speaker presentations begin at 9 and will be followed by a Q & A session. This year’s Roundtable Series will be held at the Cambria Hotel in Lake Placid. Admission is $25 per person with a reservation, or $30 at the door. Student admission is $10. Reservations can be purchased from the LPCA box office at lakeplacidarts.org.

On Saturday, July 13, acclaimed naturalist Jeff Corwin will present “Our Nature, Our Future: An Insightful Exploration of the Plight Facing Earth’s Wildlife.” For nearly three decades, he has shared stories of wildlife and nature through his celebrated television series on ABC, NBC, Travel Channel, CNN, Food Network, Disney Channel and Discovery Networks. Corwin is currently creator, executive producer and presenter of “Wildlife Nation,” a television series that explores the remarkable story of North American conservation. Season Two, “Expedition Florida,” focused on the wild treasures of the Sunshine State, and was produced in partnership with the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida. The Emmy-award winning television producer has also authored 10 books, including “Living on the Edge: Amazing Relationships in the Nature World.” Corwin’s presentation will explore the current plight of earth’s wildlife, the challenges and opportunities facing 21st century conservationists, and the belief that by saving our planet’s imperiled natural treasures, we may ultimately save ourselves.

On Saturday, Aug. 10, award-winning photographer and artist Julie Testwuide will present “Signs of the Adirondacks.” She is the author of several books, including the recently published “Signs of the Adirondacks,” a photographic documentation of creative camp and business signs in the Adirondack Park. Testwuide will share stories and images of her 40-year photographic journey through the Adirondacks and around the globe. She began her artistic career in 1981 as a freelance photographer, working for major corporations and print publications. Her assignments included sporting events and celebrities. Testwuide then transitioned to fine art, combining photography with painting, and selling her work worldwide through galleries. For the past 10 years, she has traveled extensively to capture images of wild horses. Testwuide’s books will be available at the event, and can also be purchased at the Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid.

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