Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do November 18-20, 2011

By Diane Chase, author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series. her first book Adirondack Family Time High Peaks/Tri-Lakes: Your Four-Season Guide to over 300 activities, $17.95 available online and bookstore . With over 33 easy hikes to walk, cross-country (XC) ski or snowshoe in winter, 21 historic sites, 19 swimming holes, farmers markets, playgrounds, seasonal activities, maps, pictures and GPS coordinates. 

The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for November 18-20, 2011.  

Just outside, please join me on Nov. 19, 4:00-4:45 p.m  at the Adirondack Sports and Fitness Winter Expo. I will be doing a slideshow on easy family-friendly snowshoe and XC ski trails for the Adirondack High Peaks. 

Have a great weekend from the Adirondack Park! There are a variety of activities and events happening around the Adirondack region this weekend that are great family fun!  
Calendar of Events November 18-20, 2011 
Adirondack High Peaks/Tri-Lakes and Beyond - What to do with kids, family in Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Malone, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Gabriels, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley New York (NY)

Central Adirondack Family Time – including What to do with kids, family in Cranberry Lake, Newcomb, Thendara , Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Old Forge, Northville, Caroga Lake, Star Lake, Croghan, Indian Lake and Inlet New York (NY)

Southern Adirondack Family Time – What to do with kids, family in Schroon Lake, North Creek, Indian Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Thurman, Warrensburg, Hague New York (NY)

Champlain Valley, Adirondack Lakes Family Time – What to do with kids, family in Ausable Forks, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Westport, Port Henry, Elizabethtown and Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh New York (NY)

High Peaks/Tri-Lakes Region and Beyond Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 11/18/11 For Art Events around the Saranac Lake  Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage and Museum is now open by appointment only until July 1. Whiteface Memorial Highway is closed to drivers for the season. There is snow on top of Whiteface!
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge  is closed until November 25!
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) is open. The Ski Lift will open on December 17.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
7:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "To Kill A Mockingbird" Ticket prices are $20 adult, $18 senior and $10 for people under 17.
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Warren Miller's "Like There's No Tomorrow." Look for new gear from local sponsors!

Saturday - 11/19/11
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) is open. The Ski Lift will open on December 17.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge is closed until November 25!
10:00 a.m. Saranac Lake Adult Center presents Christmas Bazaar with raffles, crafts and food vendors
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open 
11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
noon - 4:00 p.m. Holiday Helps Toy Drive at Captain Cook's in Saranac Lake. Bring a new unwrapped toy from newborn to 12.
1:00 p.m. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents THE MET LIVE "Satyagraha" by Philip Glass. $18/general, $16/members, $12<18
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid, 
7:00 p.m. Susquehanna Trio will perform on flute, viola and cello at Saranac Village Will Rogers, $15
7:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "To Kill A Mockingbird" Ticket prices are $20 adult, $18 senior and $10 for people under 17.
7:30 p.m. BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake presents Putnam Smith on his American Ol'Tyme banjo! Admission is $14/general, $12/members

Sunday - 11/20/11
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) is open. The Ski Lift will open on December 17.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge is closed until November 25!
10:00 a.m. - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade, laser tag, bowling and more 
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. North Country Community College Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in the Sparks Athletic Complex Gym in Saranac Lake
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Indoor Adirondack Farmers' Market at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Annex (until December 17)
1:00 p.m. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents its annual Northeast Music Fest (FREE) 
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid

Central Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 11/18/11
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift is closed until June! Get ready for Ski Season!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is closed for the season. Check for special openings throughout the holidays.
11:00 a.m. Old Forge Library Story Time
 6:30 p.m. A Look At The Sky with Bob Fisher at the Newcomb VIC

Saturday – 11/19/11
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift is closed until June! Get ready for Ski Season!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is closed for the season
2:00 p.m. Old Forge Ballet presents the Nutcracker at the Strand Theatre in Old Forge, $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and teens, children under 12 are free.
7:00 p.m. Old Forge Ballet presents the Nutcracker at the Strand Theatre in Old Forge, $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and teens, children under 12 are free. Call for additional information 315-369-8721 or 315-369-6273

Sunday - 11/20/11
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Fair Trade Shopping as part of SERVV Niccolis Fellowship Church in Old Forge
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift is closed until June! Get ready for Ski Season!
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is closed for the season
11:00 a.m. Fair Trade Shopping as part of SERVV Niccolis Fellowship Church in Old Forge
noon - 4:00 p.m. Holiday Bazaar at The View in Old Forge, face painting, crafts, cake walk and photo with Santa, 315-369-6411
12:30 p.m. Mountain Theatre Company presents a Reader's Theatre production of "Over the River and Through the Woods" at The View in Old Forge, Please bring a non-perishable ittem for the Food Bank and $12 at the door

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
In Redford there is a new Genealogical Society in Redford for all those looking and searching for interesting family and local history for the Saranac Valley. 

Friday - 11/18/11 
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is closed for the season until Fort Fever Series begins January 22 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday  
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Visit Santa at Aviation Mall in Queensbury until Dec 24
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Public skating at the Rouses Point Civic Center
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Magic at the Champlain Centre Mall Courtyard
5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Kids Night Out at the Northeastern Clinton Central High School: swim, gym, arts and crafts, movies
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Pizza Pie and the Sky at the Pok-O-Mac Outdoor Ed Center, Willsboro, Make your pizza and learn about the constellations $20/3, $8/pp
7:30 p.m. Clinton Community College presents "Throughly Modern Millie" Bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry for a $1 off admission. $12/general

Saturday - 11/19/11
9:00 a.m. Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is closed for the season until Fort Fever Series begins January 22 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
10:00 a.m. Lowes' Build and Grow Clinic: Make a FREE wooden toy
10:30 a.m. Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9 for ages 3-8
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Visit Santa at Aviation Mall in Queensbury until Dec 24
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Open Skating at the Rouses Point Rec Center
5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Plattsburgh YMCA Kids Night Out for K-6, swimming, Wii games, crafts and more, member/$11, other $13 561-4290
7:00 p.m. FREE movie at the Sherman Free Library, Port Henry "The Time Traveler's Wife (PG 13)

Sunday - 11/20/11
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is closed for the season until Fort Fever Series begins January 22 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Visit Santa at Aviation Mall in Queensbury until Dec 24
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free kids arts and crafts at Checkerhill Farms, Plattsburgh Call Barb at 561-4589
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Open Skating at the Scott's Memorial Rink in Chazy

Southern Adirondack Family Time Circle B Ranch in Chestertown is open on holidays and weekends in the fall, winter and spring, 518-494-4888  (click on the link for a coupon) 

Friday - 11/18/11 Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway  Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Public skating at the Lake George Forum (mon-fri) $5/adults,$3/children)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
11:00 a.m. Interactive program Tic-Talk Spanish for children 3-5 at the Crandall Public Library
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
8:00 p.m. Warren Miller's Like There's No Tomorrow" at the Charles R Wood Theater, Glens Falls

Saturday – 11/19/11
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:00 a.m. - noon Winter Farmers' Market at South St Pavilion Glens Falls
8:30 a.m. Adirondack Extreme Adventure Park open weekends through November 28, reservations recommended
9:00 a.m. Lake George Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Y Agility Dog Show at Adirondack Sports Complex, Queensbury
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sporting Good and Ski Swap at Oak Mountain in Speculator food vendors also
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission to the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls with art activities, $5

8:00 p.m. Warren Miller's Like There's No Tomorrow" at the Charles R Wood Theater, Glens Falls



Sunday - 11/20/11 Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway  Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 a.m. Adirondack Extreme Adventure Park open weekends through November 28, reservations recommended
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Y Agility Dog Show at Adirondack Sports Complex, Queensbury
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
1:00 p.m. South Glens Falls Holiday Parade along Route 9
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
2:00 p.m. The Glens Fall Community Theatre presents The Drowsy Chaperone at the Charles R Wood Theater, Glens Falls

photos and content © Diane Chase, used with permission of the Adirondack Family Activities Guidebook Series Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes  & High Peaks – July 2011 Adirondack Family Time: Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga – July 2012 Adirondack Family Time: Central Adirondack – July 2013 Adirondack Family Time: Southern Adirondacks – Lake George July 2013 © Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) available online or bookstores/museums July 2011. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities..

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