Thursday, March 15, 2012

Adirondack Calendar of Events: March 16-18, 2012

By Diane Chase,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 for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Keene, Keene Valley, Jay, Upper Jay and Wilmington. 



Happy St. Patrick's Day! 


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for March 16-18, 2012.  Celebrate New York State's Maple Weekends! 


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 March 16-18, 2012 
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 


Friday - 3/16/12 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!

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Whiteface Mountain is open
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and chairlift ) is open. 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is now open for the season! Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays-Sundays (closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays) until March 25
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Titus Mountain, Malone is open
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is open
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open for every weekend (Friday-Sunday) all winter!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lake Placid Bobsled Experience 
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Snow tubing at the Lake Placid Olympic Complex (conditions permitting)
7:00 p.m. Square/Contra Community Dance at the Keene Central School, $5/donation, Free/students
7:00 p.m. Tupper Lake Middle/High School presents Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" The Enchanted Edition, Adults/$8, Students/$5
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondack Art Show (FREE)
7:30 p.m. Saranac Lake High School Music Theatre presents "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", $10/adults, $5/students
7:30 p.m. Saranac Village at Will Rogers Celtic Celebration with Steve Borst and Joel Perkins (Inisheer), $5 donation




Saturday - 3/17/12 
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Whiteface Mountain is open

8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and chairlift ) is open. 
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is now open for the season! Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays-Sundays (closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays) until March 25
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is open
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241
9:30 a.m.  - 3:30 p.m. FREE NYSEF Nordic Kids' Festival at the Olympic Jumping Complex
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Titus Mountain, Malone is open
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lake Placid Bobsled Experience 
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open for every weekend (Friday-Sunday) all winter!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open 
10:30 a.m. Saranac Lake Library Story Time
11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
2:00 p.m. Tupper Lake Middle/High School presents Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" The Enchanted Edition, Adults/$8, Students/$5
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Snow tubing at the Lake Placid Olympic Complex (conditions permitting)
3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. St patrick's Day art program at the Wells Memorial Library, Upper Jay
6:30 p.m. Celebration St. Patrick's Day at Charlie's Inn with bagpiper Cameron Anderson


7:00 p.m. Tupper Lake Middle/High School presents Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" The Enchanted Edition, Adults/$8, Students/$5
7:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for Arts presents Trouts Unlimited Film Benefit
7:30 p.m. Saranac Lake High School Music Theatre presents "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", $10/adults, $5/students
8:00 p.m. The Adirondack Mountain Club's winter lecture series at the High Peaks Information Center will present The Rustic Riders (FREE)


Sunday - 3/18/12 
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Whiteface Mountain is open a
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and chairlift ) is open. 
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is now open for the season! Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays-Sundays (closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays) until March 25
9:30 a.m.  - 3:30 p.m. NYSEF Nordic Kids' Festival at the Olympic Jumping Complex
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lake Placid Bobsled Experience 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is open
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open for every weekend (Friday-Sunday) all winter!
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Titus Mountain, Malone is open
10:00 a.m. - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade, laser tag, bowling and more 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Snow tubing at the Lake Placid Olympic Complex (conditions permitting)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open for every weekend (Friday-Sunday) all winter!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
7:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts and Pendragon Theatre present Just Desserts with the reading of God of Carnage, $15/person

Central Adirondack Family Time
Ski McCauley Mountain's XC Trails FREE ALL MARCH


Friday - 3/16/12
Towns of Webb and Inlet Snowmobile Trails Open for the Season (weather permitting)
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain is open ($12 lift tickets all day)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum presents "Medicine in the North Country"
10:00 a.m. Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library for craft and story time (FREE)
3:30 p.m. St Patrick's Day Hat Parade Competition in Indian lake
5:00 p.m. Old Forge St Patrick's Day parade with Synchronized snowplows, and more, Irish Stew contest and donuts and coffee at the Old Forge Fire Hall
7:00 p.m. The Town of Webb School presents "anything goes", Adults/$7, Seniors/$6, Students/$5


Saturday – 3/17/12
All Day - Weekend Open House at Camp Santinoni, Newcomb


9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain is open 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EquiDay at the Miner Equine Conference
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum presents "Medicine in the North Country"
noon - 4:00 p.m. Sled Indian Lake's Ski Hill or skate at the outdoor rink (two slopes.) 1/2 mile from Indian Lake village on Route 30

1:00 p.m. Irish Road Bowling in Indian Lake, $20/team with prizes for 1st place in all categories (to benefit Helping Hands of Hamilton County)
7:00 p.m. The Town of Webb School presents "anything goes", Adults/$7, Seniors/$6, Students/$5

Sunday - 3/18/12 
All Day - Weekend Open House at Camp Santinoni, Newcomb


9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain is open. 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. 
noon - 4:00 p.m. Ski or sled Indian Lake's Ski Hill or skate at the outdoor rink (two slopes.) 1/2 mile from Indian Lake village on Route 30
1:00 p.m. Mutt Strutt as part of the Indian Lake St Patty's Celebration
1:30 -.m. - 3:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum Cabin Fever Lecture Series presents "Iroquois Beadwork and the Art of Flowering, free to members/children, $5/nonmembers


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 - 3/16/12 
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. - 3:00 p.m. Visit the Clinton County Historical Museum, Plattsburgh (Wed-Sat or by appt)
3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Open Skating at Scotts Memorial Rink, 52 MacAdam Rd, Chazy
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
6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Parents' Night Out at the Turnpike Wesleyan Church in Plattsburgh, fee movie, popcorn and snack for children 3  to 6th grade
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Ski Beartown Ski Area in Beekmantown
7:30 p.m. The Ausable Valley Players presents "The Wizard of Oz" at the Ausable Valley Central School, Clintonville, $10


Saturday - 3/17/12
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Altona Outdoors Show, Rainbow Banquet Hall, Wood falls Rd, Altona, $4/adults 12 and under free with attending adult
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ski Beartown Ski Area in Beekmantown
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. Fort Ticonderoga presents "Battle on Snowshoes, $10/ free to members
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Adirondack Builder Association Home and Lifestyle Expo at the Crete Civic Center, Plattsburgh
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
10:30 a.m. Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9 for ages 3-8
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Open Skating at the Rouses Point Rec Center
5:30 p.m. Fiddles, Vittles and Ales at the West Side Ballroom, Plattsburgh, $25 with Inisheer, food tastings and 25 beer tastings to benefit the Advocacy and Resource Center
7:30 p.m. The Ausable Valley Players presents "The Wizard of Oz" at the Ausable Valley Central School, Clintonville, $10
8:00 p.m. The CHamplain Valley Film Society presents a movie at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall



Sunday - 3/18/12 . 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Altona Outdoors Show, Rainbow Banquet Hall, Wood falls Rd, Altona, $4/adults 12 and under free with attending adult
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ski Beartown Ski Area in Beekmantown
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Adirondack Builder Association Home and Lifestyle Expo at the Crete Civic Center, Plattsburgh
1:00 p.m. Chateaugay Town Hall Theatre presents Peter Pan, $3.50/free slice of pizza with each admission
2:00 p.m. Plattsburgh High School presents "Footloose" at 1 Clifford Dr, Plattsburgh, $9/adults, $6/seniors/students
4:00 p.m. Author Talk with Charles Russell, "Groundwaters: A Century of Art by Self-Taught and Outsider Artists" at the Westport Library
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Free Open Skating at the Scott's Memorial Rink in Chazy




Southern Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 3/16/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. West Mountain is open
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season 

10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
3:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Tubing park at West Mountain is open
7:30 p.m. Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek presents Pendragon Theatre's production of "To Kill A Mockingbird" Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students.  For reservations call 518-401-8840 or emailOTTGtickets@gmail.com.

Saturday – 3/17/12
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. - 8:00 p.m. West Mountain is open
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pancake Breakfast as part of Thurman maple days at 190 Valley Road
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season
10:00 a.m. - late Shamrock Block Party, Lake George village with live music, food and family activties
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Maple Days at Thurman with tours, samples and more
10:00 a.m..- 8:00 p.m. Tubing park at West Mountain is open
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Public Skating at the Lake George Forum
noon - 4:00 p.m. Irish Road Bowling in Speculator (Teams of 4 (2 male/2 female) starting at the end of Elm Lk road. Teams come by  every 10 minutes doing their sporting best to accomplish the course in the fewest throws. )
1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. Maple Sugaring at Up Yonda Farm in Bolton landing
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)

Sunday - 3/18/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Fort Edward's Winter Raptor Fest at the Gallup Ridge Farm, Fort Edwards
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. West Mountain is open
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Kid's Time at the Wells Wesleyan Church in Speculator every Sunday.  Snacks, lessons and fun activities.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is open for the season9
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pancake Breakfast as part of Thurman maple days at 190 Valley Road
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Maple Days at Thurman with tours, samples and more
10:00 a.m. - 6:00  p.m. Tubing park at West Mountain is open
noon - late Shamrock Block Parade in Lake George village with parade starting at noon
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
1:30 p.m. Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek presents "The Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) lecture based on the book by author Marty Podskocki. 



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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