Thursday, November 1, 2012

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time Calendar of Events for November 2-4

By Diane Chase, author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™
The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for November 2-4, 2012.  Best Bet! Charlotte's Web at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Polar Bear Ski Sale at McCauley Mountain, Holiday Head Start Party at the Imaginarium Children's Museum in Plattsburgh, Chronicle Book Fair in Queensbury

Calendar of Events November 2-4, 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, Star Lake, Croghan, Woodgate, Minnehaha, Indian Lake, Webb, Minnehaha, Otter lake, Forestport, and Inlet New York (NY)

Southern Adirondack Family Time – What to do with kids, family in Schroon Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Lake Pleasant, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Piseco, Northville, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Thurman, Warrensburg, Hague, North Creek, North River 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, Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh New York (NY)
High Peaks/Tri-Lakes Region and Beyond 


Friday - 11/2/12
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake is closed for the season
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway is closed for the season
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. $
High Falls Gorge is closed until November 22 to spruce up the trails for winter
10:00 a.m. - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is open for walking, hiking and mountain biking (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
7 pm Philosopher's Pub at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat - weekend lectures
6:00 pm Movie Night showing of "Goonies" at the Keene Arts Playhouse, Old Methodist Church, Keene
BEST BET! 7:00 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "Charlotte's Web" Tickets are $8/adults, $6/students under 18

Saturday - 11/3/12  
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake is closed for the season
8:00 am Join Ann and Armond Spencer for an easy Sargent Pond loop hike 
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Farmers' Market, Riverside Park (until Oct 27)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway is closed for the season
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator and Chairlift) is open. 
High Falls Gorge is closed until November 22 to spruce up the trails for winter
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake s open for walking, hiking and mountain biking (free)
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. Call 327-6241. $
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
11 - 2 pm Meet author Mathew Glavin "Adirondack Treasure: The Bonaparte Legacy at at Kinney Drugs, Saranac Lake
noon - 5:00 p.m.  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Nov 1-May 31 Weekends only with special holiday times.) Rides: $2/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
1:00 p.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
7:00 pm Movie Night showing of "Let's Go!" at the Keene Arts Playhouse, Old Methodist Church, Keene,  $3/adults, $2/18 and under

Sunday - 11/4/12  
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Whiteface Memorial Highway is closed for the season is closed for the season
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. 
High Falls Gorge is closed until November 22 to spruce up the trails for winter
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is open for walking, hiking and mountain biking (free)
9:30 am - 3:30 pm Dewey Mountain Rec Center will host a volunteer trails work day, 518-891-17450
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
noon - 5:00 p.m.  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Nov 1-May 31 Weekends only with special holiday times.) Rides: $2/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
2:00 pm  Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "Charlotte's Web" Tickets are $8/adults, $6/students under 18


Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 11/2/12
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift will reopen in June (but the Ski Mountain will be open as soon as the snow flies)
Adirondack Museum will reopen in the spring and during Special Winter Lectures and Events. Special Shoppings Days include November 23 and December 4-22, 10-4 Don't forget to print out Coupon for $2 adult admission under "Special Offers." 
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 "Tribute to the Tuttles"until April 2013
10:00 a.m. Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library for craft and story time (FREE)
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is closed until the Santa Train November 23-24 and December 1
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Long Lake Central School Fall Festival with sponge throwing contest, maze, face painting and more. $2/pp

Saturday – 11/3/12
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is closed until the Santa Train November 23-24 and December 
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift will reopen in June (but the Ski Mountain will be open as soon as the snow flies)
Adirondack Museum will reopen in the spring and during Special Winter Lectures and Events. Special Shoppings Days include November 23 and December 4-22, 10-4 Don't forget to print out Coupon for $2 adult admission under "Special Offers."  
9:00 am - noon Polar Bear Club's Consigment Sale at McCauley Mountain chalet
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 "Tribute to the Tuttles"until April 2013

Sunday - 11/4/12 
 The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is closed until the Santa Train November 23-24 and December 1
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2013
McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift will reopen in June (but the Ski Mountain will be open as soon as the snow flies)
Adirondack Museum will reopen in the spring and during Special Winter Lectures and Events. Special Shoppings Days include November 23 and December 4-22, 10-4 Don't forget to print out Coupon for $2 adult admission under "Special Offers." 
Best Bet! 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 - 10/26/12 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tour Undergound Railroad Sites in Peru and Keeseville, $10/person. Registration required 518-834-5180
Fort Ticonderoga will be open for Special Events and Lecture throughout the winter. It will reopen full time in early May. 
10:00 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown
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 pm - 1:00 pm The Crux Indoor Rock Climbing is open for the season. $10/adults, $8/child (12-younger)
7:00 pm Holiday Head start Shopping Fair at the Imaginarium Museum in Plattsburgh
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Magic at the Champlain Centre Mall Courtyard

Saturday - 11/3/12
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
Fort Ticonderoga will be open for Special Events and Lecture throughout the winter. It will reopen full time in early May. 
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Winter Plattsburgh Farmers' and Crafters' Market will move to the City Rec Center on the Old Base Oval until Dec 22
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
0:30 a.m. Story Time at the Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9 for ages 3-8
noon - 8:00 pm The Crux Indoor Rock Climbing is open for the season. $10/adults, $8/child (12-younger)

Sunday - 11/4/12  
Fort Ticonderoga will be open for Special Events and Lecture throughout the winter. It will reopen full time in early May. 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the new cliff rappelling tour
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown 
noon - 8:00 pm The Crux Indoor Rock Climbing is open for the season. $10/adults, $8/child (12-younger)

Southern Adirondack Family Time and Saratoga Springs
Friday - 11/2/12
Check out the  Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs
Opening Day for Gore Mountain is set (fingers crossed) for November 23
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
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
10:30 am - noon Saratoga Springs Public Library presents Library Babies play group for babies under 24 mths
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Warrensburg Farmers' Market (through Oct 26)
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Abigail's Tea nad Tiaras, 90 Front St, Ballston Spa presents Game Night for kids 5 and up. Drop the kids off and enjoy a few hours walking around the village. 
7:00 pm The Saratoga Music Hall present The Little Mermaid, Jr. with the Saratoga Children's Theatre.
8:00 pm The Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls with the Glens Falls Community Theatre, Guys and Dolls.
8:00 pm Arthur Zankel Music Center present The Filene Concert Series

Saturday – 11/3/12
Check out the  Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs
Opening Day for Gore Mountain is set (fingers crossed) for November 23
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm Glens Falls Farmers' Market at the south Street Pavilion (through Nov 7)
and moved to the Christ Church Methodist for the Winter (9-noon) all off-season Saturdays
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville 
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program) 
10:00 am - 11:00 am Saratoga Springs Public Library presents Library Babies, a free play group for children under 24 mths
10 am - 5 pm LARC Fall Arts Festival at the Adirondack Sports Complex, Queensbury, $4/pp, Children 12-under FREE
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Railroads on Parade Museum is open. Print a $1 off coupon
11:30 am - noon Saratoga Springs Public Library present Family Story Time form children 2-5
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Magic Show with Chris LaBarge at the Crandall Public Library
7 pm Showing of Warren Miller's Flow State at Maple Ave Middle School to beneift the High School Ski Team and Double H Ranch Adaptive Winter Sports Program
7:30 p.m. Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls presents The Lazy Suns
8:00 pm The Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls with the Glens Falls Community Theatre, Guys and Dolls.

Sunday - 11/4/12 
Check out the  Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theatre (Black Box Studio) Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs
Opening Day for Gore Mountain is set (fingers crossed) for November 23
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. - 3:00 p.m. Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville 
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
11 am - 4:00 pm 17th annual Autumn Leaves: The Chronicle's Book Fair in Glens Falls. Meet over 120 authors
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls presents the Lake George Chamber Orchestra
2:00 pm  Hudson River Music Hall, 10 Maple Street, Hudson Falls presents Jazzy Piano with Chris Cornell
2:00 pm The Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls with the Glens Falls Community Theatre, Guys and Dolls.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Kids Yoga program at Yana Yoga Malta



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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