Thursday, May 10, 2012

Adirondack Family Calendar of Events: Mother's Day Weekend May 11-13, 2012

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 Mother's Day (weekend)!
The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for May 11-13, 2012.  


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 May 11-13, 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 - 5/11/12 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 will open May 18


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 open for the season.
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
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
7:00 p.m.  North Country Life Flight fundraiser at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, $10/person


Saturday - 5/12/12  Saranac Lake Daffest
Whiteface Memorial Highway will open May 18

8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.  First United Methodist Church, Saranac Lake presents an "all you can eat" breakast, $7/adults, $5 (children 6-12), free/children (5-under)
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) 
9:00 a.m. Tons of Treasures Rummage Sale at the Bloomingdale Elementary School
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 open for the season.
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. - 11:30 a.m. North Country School annual pancake breakfast. Free: hay rides, art show, face painting and tours.
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241. 
10:00 a.m. The Bookstore Plus presents Second Saturday Storytime with crafts about International Migratory Bird Day
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 
10:30 a.m. Saranac Lake Library Story Time
11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fourth Annual Touch a Truck at the North Elba Horse Show Grounds, Lake Placid, $5/adults, $3/children (12-under) to benefit the Lake Placid After School Program.
noon - 5:00 p.m. Northern Lights School's annual MayFaire Festival will take place at the Roger Quinn Memorial Field in Ray Brook, $10/adults, Free/children (15-under)
1:00 p.m. Mother's Day walk at the Paul Smith's VIC, $10/group
7:30 p.m. BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake presents South Carolina's Jack Williams, $12/members, $14/general


Sunday - 5/13/12  HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
 Saranac Lake Daffest
Whiteface Memorial Highway will open May 18
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Mother's Day Breakfast Buffet at St Regis Falls Fire Station, $7/adults, $4.50/(12-under), Free/children (4-under)
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 open for the season.
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 FREE for Community Day with Mother's craft, animal encounters and special family activities
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
1:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Pinocchio. All mothers are admitted for FREE.


Central Adirondack Family Time
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012
Thendara Golf Club is open for the season


Friday - 5/11/12
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012
9:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Adirondack Adventure Festival at Riverfront Park in North Creek
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gallery open at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
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. - 7:30 p.m. The School of the Old Forge Ballet Company is offering free lessons for Ballet, Tap and Jazz, Ballroom, Beginning Piano, and Latin & Modern for the communities of the Adirondack Park held at the North Woods Community Center located at 110 Crosby Boulevard in Old Forge.  For additional information and schedules, please phone Sue Ann Lorenz-Wallace at 315-369-8721 or email oldforgeballet@roadrunner.com.


Saturday – 5/12/12
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Work weekend at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts: light woodwork, cleaning and organizing but fun for all
110:00 a.m. Plant trees with the Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb and learn more about the trees along the Hudson River, 582-2000
0:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gallery open at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
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. - noon Make creative cards and frames at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, $10/members, $15/general
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Alain Picard will demonstrate portrait painting at The View, Old Forge (his latest demonstration was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) $10/members, $15/general

Sunday - 5/13/12  HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
Adirondack Museum Opening Day is May 25, 2012
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. - 4:00 p.m. Work weekend at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts: light woodwork, cleaning and organizing but fun for al

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 5/11/12 
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Elizabethtown Farmers' Market Opening Day!
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market
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. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday)
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
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Church of the Nazene, Plattsburgh presents "Parents Night Out" with free pizza, crafts and gym games for infant to 6th grade, 561-1960 to register
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Imaginarium Children's Museum Play and Learn event: build a garden , explore a play farmers' market, $5/person, free/children (under 2)


Saturday - 5/12/12
6:00 a.m. Pharoah Lakes Wilderness Area Bird Walk with the NY Audubon Society, Register 585-9810
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center Yard Sale
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 5th annual Law Enforcement Day at the Champlain Centre Mall, Plattsburgh: Police Pipes performance, helicopter and vehicle displays
9:00 a.m. Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Child Safety Seat check next to Gander Mountain, champlain Centre Mall Plattsburgh
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday)
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


Sunday - 5/13/12  HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
8:00 a.m. - noon Pancake Breakfast at St Ann's Center, Mooers Forks, $8/adults, $7/seniors, $5/children (6-14), Free (5-under)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Classic country Open Mike (FREE) at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 309, Peru

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 5/11/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. West Mountain is closed for the ski season
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain Gondola Rides open May 26

10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week


Saturday – 5/12/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
All Day: Susan G Komen for the Cure (Northeastern NY Lake Pleasant) 5K
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. West Mountain is closed for the ski season
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain Gondola Rides open May 26
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Burlap and Beams Open House in Thurman: Free samples of local food
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mother's Day Wine Tasting at Adirondack Winery Lake George
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. NYS High School Rodeo at Painted Pony Ranch at Lake Luzerne, Free to watch

Sunday - 5/13/12 HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
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 ski 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 Gondola Rides open May 26
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 



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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