Friday, August 10, 2012

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Calendar of Events August 10-12, 2012

By Diane Chase, author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for August 10-12, 2012.  Best Bet! Adirondack Reader's Author Fair in Inlet. Essex County Fair in Westport, Adirondack Folk Festival in Schroon Lake, Missoula Children's Theatre at Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Last weekend of the Franklin County Fair Aug 4-12

Calendar of Events August 10-12, 2012 . Enjoy Your Weekend!
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 - 8/10/12
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
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. Whiteface Memorial Highway 
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. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain ($5/9 holes, $2/disc rental)
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open for the season.
10:00 a.m. - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and 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 is open
2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Paul Smith's College Farmers' Market
4:30 p.m. Freaky Friday Ice Show at the Lake Placid Olympic Center (Free) View athletes let loose from their practice routine
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Gasland, part of the summer film series, $6/tickets
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "39 Steps," 518-891-1854


Saturday - 8/11/12  
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Franklin County Fair, Malone  through August 12
Take the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) 
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Farmers' Market, Riverside Park
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain ($5/9 holes, $2/disc rental)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway 
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.
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241. 
9:30 a.m. - noon Stevenson Memorial Cottage and Museum in Saranac Lake is open
10:00 a.m. White Pine Camp Tour, Paul Smiths ($10/adults, $5/children)
10:00 a.m. The Bookstore Plus presents Second Saturday Storytime (celebrating National Picnic Month) make a craft and read a book!
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Bookstore Plus presents Flanagan Frenzy (based on the popular Ranger's Apprentice books) FREE
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 is open
10:30 a.m. Loon Lake Live! free live musical performance at the Saranac Lake Free Library
11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
11:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
noon Cinderella (with Missoula Children's Theatre) at Lake Placid Center for the Arts ($7/adults, $5/children)
1:00 p.m. Soaring Saturdays at the Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex, $15/adult, $9/Jr/Sr
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum is open
1:30 p.m. White Pine Camp Tour ($10/adults, $5/children)
2:00 p.m. Adirondack Raptors at the Paul Smith's VIC, FREE, with mark Manske
3:00 p.m. Cinderella (with Missoula Children's Theatre) at Lake Placid Center for the Arts ($7/adults, $5/children)
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Book signing with Brian Heinz, Matthew Glavin, John Briant, Tony Holzman, Barbara Delany and Russell Dunn at The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid 
7:30 p.m. Olympic Center Saturday Ice Show, $10/Adult, $8/Children
:00 p.m. Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) presents "Hydrofracking in New York"  at Heart Lake, Lake Placid (Free)
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "The Last Five Years," 518-891-1854


Sunday - 8/12/12  
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Franklin County Fair, Malone  through August 12
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Take a scenic Gondola ride up Whiteface (weather permitting) 
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p..m Keene/Keene Valley Farmers Market at Marcy Field
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Whiteface Mountain ($5/9 holes, $2/disc rental)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241. (fee)
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.
9:30 a.m. - noon Stevenson Memorial Cottage and Museum in Saranac Lake is open
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking
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 is open
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Adirondack Carousel is open, $2/ride, multiple tickets available for discount
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum is open
7:30 p.m. Loon Lake Live! at the Loon Lake Jewish Center, free (donations accepted)
7:30 p.m. The Lake Placid Sinfonietta performs at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Central Adirondack Family Time
Thendara Golf Club is open for the season


Friday - 8/10/12
9:30 a.m. - close Water Safari Park is open for the season, Old Forge
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is open 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open 7 days a week through Oct 14. Admission: $18/Adults, $16/Seniors (62+), $12/Students (with ID)/Teens(13-17), $6/Children(6-12), Free/Active Military/Children(under 5) Don't forget to print out Coupon for $2 adult admission under "Special Offers." 
 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek is open through Labor Day. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
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)
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Old Forge Farmers' Market on Park Avenue
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thendara Golf Club free golf clinic for men (Thursdays for women, Saturdays for Families), 315-369-3136
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Long Lake Town Beach Float Night - cardboard box face-off. Last boat afloat wins. cardboard and duct tape provided - first come-first served.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Music in Byron Park in Indian Lake
7:30 p.m. Soprano Michelle Vought will perform at the Niccolis Church in Old Forge, suggested $10/donation to benefit Hands of Mercy in Uganda
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Sinatra:the Music of a Legend, $15/$10members

Saturday – 8/11/12
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 4th annual Long Lake Bass Fishing Derby $110/boat
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Long Lake Town-wide Garage Sale
 9:00 a.m. - dusk Forge Fest Adirondack Tribute to Rock legends, $25/adults, $10/kids (6-10)
9:30 a.m. - close Water Safari Park is open for the season, Old Forge
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is open 
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek is open  through Labor Day. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
10:00 a.m. Raquette Lake Busiest Day with craft fair, bookk sale, kid's auction and more at the Raquette Lake Union Free School
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open 7 days a week through Oct 14. Admission: $18/Adults, $16/Seniors (62+), $12/Students (with ID)/Teens(13-17), $6/Children(6-12), Free/Active Military/Children(under 5) Don't forget to print out Coupon for $2 adult admission under "Special Offers."   
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. North Creek Depot Museum is open.
noon Antiques Appraisal to benefit the Town of Webb and Goodsell Museum in Old Forge, $10/3items
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thendara Golf Club free golf clinic for families (Thursdays for women, Fridays for men), 315-369-3136
7:00 p.m. Inlet presents "Sunsets by the Lake" at Arrowhead Park  
7:30 p.m. The Great Arts Benefit at Uncas for the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, $75/$50/$40

Sunday - 8/12/12 
9:30 a.m. - close Water Safari Park is open for the season, Old Forge
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is open 
1:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Garnet Mine Tours, North Creek is open through Labor Day. (Don't forget special $3 coupon on website.
Pavilion10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open 7 days a week through Oct 14. Admission: $18/Adults, $16/Seniors (62+), $12/Students (with ID)/Teens(13-17), $6/Children(6-12), Free/Active Military/Children(under 5) Don't forget to print out Coupon for $2 adult admission under "Special Offers."  
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. North Creek Depot Museum is open for the season. (weekends only until July 1)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Adirondack Reader's Authors' Fair, Main Street, Inlet
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday Summer Concert Series on the Old Forge Lakefront

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 8/10/12 
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Essex County Fair
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Elizabethtown Farmers' Market 
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tour Undergound Railroad Sites in Peru and Keeseville, $10/person. Registration required 518-834-5180
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily Admission: $17/50/adults, $14/Seniors (62+), $8/children (5-12), Free/Children(under 5)
9:30 a.m. King's Garden is open for the season (Fort Ti)
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
7:30 p.m. Meadowmount School of Music Concerts, $7/adults, $5/students or seniors
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre's Marvelous Wonderettes


Saturday - 8/11/12
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Essex County Fair
9:00 a.m. Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tour Undergound Railroad Sites in Peru and Keeseville, $10/person. Registration required 518-834-5180
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily Admission: $17/50/adults, $14/Seniors (62+), $8/children (5-12), Free/Children(under 5)
9:30 a.m. North Star Underground Railroad Museum Ausable Chasm is open
10:00 a.m. French and Indian War Encampment at Crown Point State Historic Site
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
2:00 p.m. Depot Theatre's Marvelous Wonderettes
7:00 p.m. Plattsburgh Roller Derby, $10/advance, $12/door
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Music in the Garden at the Essex Inn $3/night. Bring a chair or blanket.

Sunday - 8/12/12  
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Essex County Fair
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily Admission: $17/50/adults, $14/Seniors (62+), $8/children (5-12), Free/Children(under 5)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum (Open Thursday - Sunday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bluff Point Lighthouse at Valcour Island is open. Transportation is not provided
5:00 p.m. Depot Theatre's Marvelous Wonderettes
7:30 p.m. Meadowmount School of Music Concerts, $7/adults, $5/students or seniors


Southern Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 8/10/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. West Mountain Scenic Chairlift
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Gore Mountain, $5/person for 9 holes
9:00  a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Bolton Landing Farmers' Market, Goodman Ave,
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. - 5:00 p.m.  Tubby's Tubing
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum is open. Print a $1 off coupon
1:00 p.m. Youtheatre presents FAME at the Lake George High School, $10
1:00 p.m. The Puppet People will be at the Lapham Gallery with "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" , $5/children, $10/adults
2:00 p.m. Seagle Music Colony presents "Don Giovanni"
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Warrensburg Farmers' Market
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
Dusk: Outdoor Film: Glens Falls City Park, Glens Falls (every Thursday and Friday in July and August)
5:00 p.m. ADK Shakes presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at Scaroon Manor Day Us Facility, Rt 9 FREE (with paid admission to Scaroon Manor)
Dusk: Friday at the Lake George Shepard Park Concert Series starts June 15
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Music in the Park, Stoney Creek Rd, Hadley
7:30 p.m. Luzerne Music Variety Program $12/adults, children under 12 Free 

Saturday – 8/11/12
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. West Mountain Scenic Chairlift
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Gore Mountain, $5/person for 9 holes
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain Gondola Rides 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Tubby's Tubing
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program) presents Seagle Music Colony's Little Red Riding Hood (included in $5 museum admission)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum is open. Print a $1 off coupon
noon - 10:00 p.m. Moreau Rec Park, Glen Falls Fun Days FREE, (pay as you go for activities)
2:30 p.m. ADK Shakes presents Twelfth Night at Scaroon Manor (the play is free but fee to get into Scaroon Manor, Rt 9)
4:00 p.m. Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. FREE Raptor Festival at the Adirondack Folk's School, Lake Luzerne
7:00 p.m. Luzerne Music Center FREE student concert, refreshments
7:30 p.m. The Sembrich , Bolton landing presents Lizzie Borden at 8:00 O'Clock
7:30 p.m. ADK Shakes presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the Schroon Lake Central School
8:00 p.m. Seagle Music Colony presents Cellist Hai-he Ni

Sunday - 8/12/12 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. FREE "Try Scuba" at Gurney Lane Rec Ara, 
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. West Mountain Scenic Chairlift
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. Ticonderoga Area Car Show at Bicentennial Park, 
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Disc Golf at Gore Mountain, $5/person for 9 holes
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gore Mountain Gondola Rides open
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Tubby's Tubing
noon - 10:00 p.m. Moreau Rec Park, Glen Falls Fun Days FREE, (pay as you go for activities)
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
noon Schroon Lake Adirondack Folk Festival
noon - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum is open. Print a $1 off coupon
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
2:30 p.m. ADK Shakes presents Hamlet at Scaroon Manor (play is free but fee to access Scaroon Manor)
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Luzerne Music Center Red and Gold Gala, concert $50
7:00 p.m. FREE jazz concerts at Sprinkles Ice Cream, Queensbury


photos and content © Diane Chase, used with permission of the Adirondack Family Activities™ Guidebook Series Adirondack Family Time™: Tri-Lakes  and High Peaks – July 2011 Adirondack Family Time: Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga – August  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's second guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™ will be available July 2012 covering the Adirondack Champlain Valley.

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