Thursday, August 16, 2012

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Calendar of Events August 17-19, 2012

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


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for August 17-19, 2012.  Best Bet! Steamboat Week in Raquette Lake, Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival, Fort Ticonderoga Heroic Corn maze Opens, Lake George Classic Music Festival

Calendar of Events August 17-19, 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 - 8/17/12
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
5:30 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents their Summer Benefit "Swinging On A Star" at Heaven Hill, Lake Placid, 518-891-1854
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents ADK Shakes in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, $15/$12


Saturday - 8/18/12  
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. - 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 
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. - 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 
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. FREE Jazz Workshop with Eli Yamin and the East Branch Friends of the Arts, Keene Valley Congregational Church,
7:30 p.m. Olympic Center Saturday Ice Show, $10/Adult, $8/Children
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents ADK Shakes in Hamlet, $15/$12
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) presents "Vegetation Change in the Adirondack Alpine Zone"  at Heart Lake, Lake Placid (Free)
8:00 p.m. Eli Yamin and Friends will preform at the Keene Valley Congregational Church, $12/person, students/free
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "Shipwrecked," 518-891-1854


Sunday - 8/19/12  
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
2:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "Shipwrecked" 
7:30 p.m. Loon Lake Live! at the Loon Lake Jewish Center, free (donations accepted)
7:30 p.m. The Taylor Haskins Quartet performs at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts to benefit the Lakeside School in Westport. 
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents "So in Love: Cole Porter Cabaret"

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


Friday - 8/17/12
All Day: Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival at the North Creek Ski Bowl
All day: Watch old fashioned steamboats cruise around Raquette Lake
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)
noon - 8:00 p.m. Long Lake Historic Society presents Historic Showcase at the Town Hall
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Old Forge Farmers' Market on Park Avenue
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saxaphonist Bob Liddle will perform at Point Park in Old Forge, FREE
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
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Music in Byron Park in Indian Lake
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents The Fantaskticks at Tannery Pond, North Creek, $20/$15 members, $5/children under 12

Saturday – 8/18/12
All Day: Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival at the North Creek Ski Bowl
All day: Watch old fashioned steamboats cruise around Raquette Lake
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. - 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 - 8:00 p.m. Long Lake Historic Society presents Historic Showcase at the Town Hall
noon - 4:00 p.m. North Creek Depot Museum is open.
noon - 7:00 p.m. Long Lake Rondeau Music Fest, 15, 518-624-3077, $15/adults, Free/kids under 12
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  
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents "The Fantasticks" at The Arts Center, Blue Mountain Lake

Sunday - 8/19/12 
All Day: Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival at the North Creek Ski Bowl
All day: Watch old fashioned steamboats cruise around Raquette Lake
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)
2:00 p.m. The Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts preforms "The Fantasticks at The View Old Forge
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Old Forge Library Bash  $$ to benefit the library programming. 315-369-6008
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday Summer Concert Series on the Old Forge Lakefront
8:00 p.m. The Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts presents "The Fantasticks" at Indian Lake Theatre

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 8/17/12 
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
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre's Marvelous Wonderettes


Saturday - 8/18/12
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. - 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
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre's Marvelous Wonderettes
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Music in the Garden at the Essex Inn $3/night. Bring a chair or blanket.

Sunday - 8/19/12  
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Penfield Museum Heritage Day in Ironville
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 - 8/17/12
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. Railroads on Parade Museum is open. Print a $1 off coupon
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)
Dusk: Friday at the Lake George Shepard Park Concert Series starts June 15
7:00 p.m. Lake George Music Festival various locations
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Music in the Park, Stoney Creek Rd, Hadley
7:00 p.m. Lake George 39th Annual Firemen Family Festival (FREE) at Shepard's Park
7:30 p.m. Luzerne Music Variety Program $12/adults, children under 12 Free (Last weekend)

Saturday – 8/18/12
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 - 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. Railroads on Parade Museum is open. Print a $1 off coupon
2:00 p.m. Seagle Music Colony presents Sweeney Todd
4:00 p.m. Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls
7:00 p.m. Luzerne Music Center FREE student concert, refreshments
7:00 p.m. Lake George Music Festival various locations
7:00 p.m. Lake George 39th Annual Firemen Family Festival (FREE) at Shepard's Park
8:00 p.m. Schroon Lake Arts Council presents Chris Westfall at the Boathouse
8:00 p.m. Seagle Music Colony presents Sweeney Todd

Sunday - 8/19/12 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
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. - 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
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
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 
5:00 p.m. the Seagle Music Colony presents Vespers
7:00 p.m. Lake George Music Festival various locations
7:00 p.m. Lake George 39th Annual Firemen Family Festival (FREE) at Shepard's Park
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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