Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Crowds of people, long lines, waiting for that parking space...is that the way you intend to spend your ‘Black Friday'? Why not come to The Wild Center on Friday, November 25th and make it a Family Friday instead. Start on your holiday shopping with unique store items from The Wild Supply Co. with great sales on almost everything and free gift wrapping! Plus, all of your purchases support the Center's mission. With face painting, animal encounters and nature walks there is something for everyone. Taste a seasonal treat from the Waterside Cafe, or just relax with hot or cold apple cider. The spectacular scenery and majesty of the Adirondacks is captured in Carl Heilman's book The Adirondacks. Unavailable for the past six months, the lush coffee table book is back after its third reprinting and can be signed by Carl after his 1pm talk about the film Wild Adirondacks. Carl Heilman II is an internationally published photographer and author. His work has been published in numerous publications including National Geographic Explorer, Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug, The New York Times, Nature Conservancy publications, Adirondack Life, and The Conservationist. Maple syrup on snow is a seasonal snack! Carol Clarridge of Whiteface Mountain Maple sugar bush will demonstrate how to make this winter treat, ‘Sugar on Snow'. Michael Sandy, owner of Fall Mountain Press and photographer, will be on hand to talk about his work on display. Michael grew to love the beauty of the Adirondacks at an early age. He began his journey in photography while serving in the United States Army, as a photojournalist, followed by working for the American Red Cross as a staff photographer. For the past fifteen years Michael has been trekking the globe, in search of unique portraits and landscapes of nature and the human experience. He is an avid and experienced outdoorsman, giving him a keen eye for the beauties of nature. Local band, Rustic Riders, will provide music throughout the day. The Rustic Riders, an Adirondack based acoustic group, play original music with traditional roots. Lisa Meissner's original songs explore our journeys with others, our world and creation. Sometimes they get you dancing and singing; other times they invite you to pause, reflect and renew. They are filled with her experience of music from many peoples, times and places and they move the spirit to new understanding. All programs are free for members or with paid admission. For more information, visit http://twc.convio.net/site/R?i=jALc6CCQTpMHMeb2W62uSw.
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