Thursday, March 22, 2012

Adirondack Calendar of Events March 24-26, 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. 





The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for March 23-25, 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 23-25, 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 - 3/23/12 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) 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. Reopens after spring cleaning April 21.
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 closed. (Soon will be open again for mountain biking)
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
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Historic Saranac Lake and Pendragon Theatre present "History Through Our Eyes" with the Saranac Lake Middle School's 7th Grade (free)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lake Placid Bobsled Experience 
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. BluSeed Studios presents "MadHatter Ball
6:30 p.m. Reason To Smile event at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, $8/$5
7:00 p.m. Author John Slade, "Climate Change at the Oceans" will speak at Keene Central School
7:00 p.m. Lake Placid High School presents "Grease"


Saturday - 3/24/12 
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) 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. Reopens after spring cleaning April 21.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is closed for the season. (Soon will be open again for mountain biking)
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Titus Mountain, Malone is open. Pond Skimming, fireworks, GS races, obstacle courses and cardboard sled races
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids Crafts and Fun Zone at Whiteface Mountain (free) at the Kids Kampus and Main Base Lodge (March 31 also)
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
1:30 p.m. Ski Equipment Tuning Workshop: (free) at the Repair Shop Whiteface Mountain (also March 31)
3:00 p.m. Know Your Technical Apparel: A free clinic presented by Brookside at Whiteface Mountain (free) (and March 31)

7:00 p.m. Lake Placid High School presents "Grease"


Sunday - 3/25/12 
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) 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. Reopens after spring cleaning April 21.
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 closed for the season. (Soon will be open again for mountain biking)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open for every weekend (Friday-Sunday) all winter! This Sunday is the Otters' birthday party so come for otter enrichment and stay for the cake. 
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. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. "Chicks, Chicken Eggs" roundtable presented by Heaven Hill Farm, 302 Bear Cub, Lake Placid




Central Adirondack Family Time
Ski McCauley Mountain's XC Trails FREE ALL MARCH (weather dependent)
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012


Friday - 3/23/12
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012


9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Check to see if  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)


Saturday – 3/24/12
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012


9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Check to see if 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. 
10:00 a.m. - noon Cartoon Basic Drawing Class with Nick King, $20/$15 members
1:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. the Adirondack Interpretive Center's  presents "A Seed Exchange" with master gardener Lorraine Miga
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum presents "Medicine in the North Country"

Sunday - 3/25/12 
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012


9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Check to see if 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. 


Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 3/23/12 
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)
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Magic at the Champlain Centre Mall Courtyard
7:00 p.m. Willsboro Central School presents "The Sound of Music, $10/adults, $8/children/senior, Free/under 5
7:30 p.m. The Gibson Brothers will perform at the Hawkins Hall Giltz Auditorium at Plattsburgh State, $18/$6 students


Saturday - 3/24/12
All Day: Polar Plunge to Benefit Sexual Assault Service in Essex
All Day: Maple Sugar days at Parker Family Maple Farm


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. - 4:00p.m. Easter Craft Show at the Masonic Hall, West Chazy, Meet the Easter Bunny
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
6:00 p.m. Plattsburgh Roller Derby's Lumber Jill at the Crete Civic Center, Plattsburgh
7:00 p.m. Hollywood Theatre in Ausable Forks presents "Footy Fest"
7:30 p.m. Spring Fling Dance at the Whallonsburg Grange, Essex $5 donation, under 18/$2

Sunday - 3/25/12 . 
All Day: Maple Sugar days at Parker Family Maple Farm
1:30 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga presents "Native Americans and the Patriot Cause"




Southern Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 3/23/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. West Mountain is closed
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain is Take Your Son to Gore Week

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
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 – 3/24/12
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
9:00 a.m. Ski West Mountain Snowcross Showdown (check to see if this is still on)
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 Take Your Son to Gore Week
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Maple Days at Thurman with tours, samples and more
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Saratoga Opera presents "Litte Red's Most Unusual Day" at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls
1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. Maple Sugaring at Up Yonda Farm in Bolton landing

2:30 p.m. Charles Wood Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland with the Adirondack Ballet Theatre
7:00 p.m. Charles Wood Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland with the Adirondack Ballet Theatre

Sunday - 3/25/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. West Mountain is closed for the season
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 Take Your Son to Gore Week
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
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 

2:30 p.m. Charles Wood Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland with the Adirondack Ballet Theatre



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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