Adirondack Calendar of Events: December 17-19, 2010

By Diane Chase

December 17-19, 2010

It has been snowing in the Adirondacks so while some alpine ski areas are busily making snow, other downhill ski resorts have to patiently wait for Mother Nature. Around the Park the opportunity to see Santa is plentiful. Family events and free activities abound. 

Let's not forget those in need and remember there are plenty of drop boxes in grocery stores for nonperishable food items to help keep food pantries stocked during these very cold months. Also Toys for Tots will be finishing their collections for new, unwrapped toy donations. Thank you for doing a little something to help make everyone child have a warm, safe holiday. 

Here is the full text for the play "A Christmas Carol" for anyone interesting in a little light reading. 

Tri-Lakes and Beyond - including Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Malone, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Gabriels, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley

Western Adirondack Family Time – including Cranberry Lake, Newcomb, Thendara , Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Old Forge, Northville, Caroga Lake, Star Lake, Croghan and Inlet

Southern Adirondack Family Time – including, Schroon Lake, North Creek, Indian Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Warrensburg, Hague

Champlain Valley Family Time – including Ausable Forks, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Westport, Port Henry, Elizabethtown and Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh

Tri Lakes and Beyond Adirondack Family Time
Don’t’ forget the Wild Center is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the winter from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Top Pick: FIBT World Cup Bobsled & Skeleton: World Championships are in Lake Placid for the weekend

Friday - 12/17/10
All Day: Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. NYDEC Holiday Party in Ray Brook with cookie decorating, Santa to visit while elves pass out gifts. Open to all

Saturday - 12/18/10
All Day: Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships
7:00 a.m.  8:00 a.m. registration for Jingle Bell 5K for AMC and Toys for Tots. Meet at the Public beach house on Mirror Lake
8:30 a.m. Jingle Bell 5K
10:00 a.m. FREE movie at the Upper Jay Post Office, 12197 State Route 9N
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lake Placid Farmers’ Market at Lake Placid Center for the Arts
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Paul Smith Horse Sleigh Rides. Call 518-327- 6232 for reservations
2:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol”
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Santa will be at the Saranac Lake Youth Center
6:00 p.m. High Peaks Guide House in Lake Placid will host a FREE movie showing of “Deeper (Snowboarding) at 2739 Main Street
7:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents An Adirondack Christmas featuring Featuring Roy Hurd, Peggy Lynn, Dan Duggan & Frank Orsini, Tickets: $12 adults / $10 seniors & students / $6 children under 12
7:00 p.m Pendragon Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol”

Sunday - 12/19/10
All Day: Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships
2:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol”
7:00 p.m Pendragon Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol”

Western Adirondack Family Time
Don't forget Crazy Fridays ($12 lift tickets at McCauley Mt in Old Forge) runs from Jan-April)

Friday - 12/17/10

Saturday – 12/18/10
10:30 a.m. FREE showing of Yogi Bear at The Strand in Old Forge. Free drink and popcorn and Santa will be there as well. Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks, in cooperation with Bob Card and Helen Zyma of the Strand Theater, will sponsor their annual free Bob Thayer Memorial Holiday Movie for Kids. 
 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cookie Swap at the Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts

Sunday - 12/19/10
4:00 p.m. Big Moose Community Chapel will be holding its annual Christmas Candlelight service

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Top Pick: Steven Kellogg at the Grange

Friday - 12/17/10
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. FREE showing of "Illegitimate Son of Mystery Science Theater 3000" movie screening at the Plattsburgh Public Library
7:00 p.m. At the Alice Miner Museum Chazy, join  Tim Hartnett, Friends & Family for a FREE holiday concert

Saturday - 12/18/10
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Story time at the Chazy Public Library for children ages 3-8
10:00 a.m. Lowe’s Build and Grow: Make a free wooden toy
10:00 a.m. – noon Michael’s Craft Store: Make a Button Ring
noon - 4:00 p.m. children party at the Veterans of Foreign Wars #3095
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Meet author/illustrator Steven Kellogg at the Whallonsburg Grange, Essex. A benefit for the North Country SPCA
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. For $2 public skating at the Rouses Point Civic Center

Sunday - 12/19/10
2:00 p.m. ing along with Santa and story telling; Emmaus Room at St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh
6:00 p.m. FREE performance of "A Christmas Carol" The Depot Theater at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Up Yonda Farm will reopen on January 8th with shoeshoe trails

Friday - 12/17/10
Last day to save $10 at Gore Mountain by bringing a nonperishable food item
6:00 p.m. Adirondack Broadcasting’s Presents "Elf" starring Will Ferrell at the Wood Theatre
9:00 p.m. Adirondack Broadcasting’s Presents "Elf" starring Will Ferrell at the Wood Theatre

Saturday - 12/18/10
West Mountain Opening Day 
9:00 a.m. – noon Winter Farmers’ market at Christ Church United Methodist in Glens Falls

Sunday - 12/19/10
2:00 p.m. Indian Lake Theatre presents “The Nutcracker” movie performed by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, London, England.