Friday, April 30, 2010

Family Fun: May Day! What to do in the Adirondacks 4/30-5/2 2010

By Diane Chase

The Adirondack spring snow was unexpected. It doesn't matter if it happens every spring, I still do not expect it. I pack my children's boots away hoping that the mere act of getting the winter gear out of site will render them out of season. Well, that plan didn't work for me so back we loaded on the layers, made snow blobs (it would be too generous to call them men, women or children) and had a snow ball fight. It may not snowed lemons but we made lemonade just the same.

This Saturday is May Day. If you want to resurrect the old fashioned tradition of a May Day basket, check out these tips. Also a reminder that the Wild Center reopens on May 1st after a month of putting on a new spring face!

The theme of events this weekend seems to be all about recycling and reusing as everyone from town-wide rummage sales to library sales are on the docket. This weekend is supposed to be back to warm weather but we'll keep our jackets handy. Enjoy the weekly line-up of events!

Tri-Lakes
4/30/10
6:00 p.m. Pendragon Wine Tasting at Interlaken Inn, Lake Placid
7:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Middle School Drama Club presents S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders"
7:30 p.m. SLHS Drama Class presents "Don't Drink the Water" by Woody Allen at Pendragon Theatre
7:30 p.m. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts Curated Film Series presents "The Garden"

5/1/10
9:00 a.m. St Agnes School in Lake Placid rummage sale
9:00 a.m. First Methodist Church in Saranac Lake rummage sale
9:00 a.m. Junquerama rummage sale across from Casa del Sol
9:00 a.m. First Congregational Church in Malone rummage sale
10:00 a.m. - noon Northern Lights School Community Art Day: Make a spring fairy
10:00 a.m. The Awaking Woods. Join the Paul Smiths VIC staff for a stroll to look for early wildflowers and other sights of spring.
1:00 p.m. "The Met Live in HD Series," the Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Armida
2:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Middle School Drama Club presents S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders"
7:30 p.m. Adirondack Singers will perform their spring concert at Holy Name Church in Tupper Lake

5/2/10
2:00 p.m. Adirondack Singers will perform their spring concert at St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake
2:00 p.m. Wild Edibles workshop for children 9-18 at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid

Lake Champlain Adks

4/30/10
6:00 Take Back The Night, Warren Ballroom, SUNY Plattsburgh
7:30 p.m. Curtis Fowlkes, Plattsburgh State Jazz Ensemble and Mambo Combo perform. at Hawkins Hall

5/1/10
8:00 a.m. Adult Center in Constable Rummage Sale,15897 State Route 30, Constable. Call 483-0561
9:00 a.m. - noon Library Bag Sale at the AuSable Forks Free Library
10:00 a.m. Lowe's Build and Grow free clinic for kids: Build a School House
10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. free comic book day at Fantastic Planet Plattsburgh
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. author signing at sherman Free Library in Port Henry of Tailings by Jefery Kelly
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rob and Jaki Roy will conduct one-hour tours of Earthwood Building School;West Chazy
11:00 a.m. Women in our Family Tea at the Hague Community Center
noon free reading of Ghost Detective with author Michael Worden at Kellas Hall SUNY Potsdam
4:00 p.m. Live music at Hand House in Elizabethtown, Hobocord perform works from Bach, Scarlatti, Couperin and more
7:00 p.m. Bingo for Haiti Schools at the Sr Citizens Count in Plattsburgh

5/2/10
2:00 p.m. Final art and nature class at Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Center

Western Adks

5/1/10
all day: Thendara Golf Club opens for the season
10:00 a.m. A Love for the Woods and Water at the Town of Webb Historical Assoc and Goodsell Museum
10:00 a.m. Make a Mother's Day Flower Pot at the Old Forge Art Center
11:00 a.m. Make a beaded eyeglass chain at the Old Forge Art Center
1:00 p.m. EC presents “Living with New York Black Bears” at the Newcomb VIC
6:30 p.m. Student Recital at the Adirondack Lake Arts Center

5/2/10
noon - 12;30 p.m. hot and spicy culinary competition at the Grill Room Thendra

Southern Adks

4/30/10
7:00 p.m. Reel Paddling Whitewater Film Festival $10 advanced, $12 at the door. Tannery Pond Community Center
7:30 p.m. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - movie Indian Lake Theater, $5.00 tickets

5/1/10
all day 53rd Annual White Water Derby
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Lake George Community Garage Sale to benefit the Skate Park
noon - 4:00 p.m. North Creek Depot Museum
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mental Health Awareness Cruise about the Horicon with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar
7:30 p.m. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - movie Indian Lake Theater, $5.00 tickets

5/2/10
4:00 p.m. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - movie Indian Lake Theater, $5.00 tickets

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