Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Diane Chase's Adirondack Calendar of Events: November 14-16, 2014

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


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for November 14-16, 2014.  Best Bet! 

Calendar of Events November 14-16, 2014.


Adirondack High Peaks/Tri-Lakes and Beyond - What to do with kids, family fun 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 fun in Cranberry Lake, Newcomb, Thendara , Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Old Forge, North Creek, Star Lake, Croghan, Woodgate, Minnehaha, Indian Lake and Inlet New York (NY)

Southern Adirondack Family Time – What to do with kids, family fun in Schroon Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Piseco, Northville, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Thurman, Warrensburg, Hague New York (NY)

Champlain Valley, Adirondack Lakes Family Time – What to do with kids, family fun in Ausable Forks, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Westport, Port Henry, Elizabethtown, Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh New York (NY)

Over 33 easy hikes, 19 swimming holes
trivia, maps and four-season activities
High Peaks/Tri-Lakes Region and Beyond 

Friday - 11/14/14
All Day: CanAm Hockey at the Olympic 1932 Rink, Lake Placid. FREE to watch this weekend of adult hockey tournaments
High Falls Gorge will reopen after Thanksgiving
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (site access only) Chairlift/elevator will resume in late Dec. 
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. ($) Call 327-6241. 
9 am - 6 pm The Climbery at High Peaks Cyclery is open
10 am Lake Placid Olympic History Tour at the Olympic Center, Lake Placid, $10/one hour
10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
10 am - 3 pm Historic Saranac Lake Laboratory Museum is open
10:30 am Historic Saranac Lake Walking Tour
noon  Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
11 am - 4pm Adirondack Carousel (after Oct 31 hours are Sat-Sun until May 31)
11:30 am Lake Placid Olympic History Tour at the Olympic Center, Lake Placid, $10/one hour
1 pm Lake Placid Olympic History Tour at the Olympic Center, Lake Placid, $10/one hour
3 pm - 2 am Bowlwinkles Bowling, arcade and laser tag, Lake Placid
5-9 pm Lake Placid Elementary School Craft Fair
5-7 pm BluSeed Studios presents "Off the Wall Art for $100 or less"
7 pm Elks Lodge Trivia Night, Saranac Lake, $5 admission, 518-891-1477
Best Bet!7 pm Tupper Lake Drama Club presents "Just Another High School Play" $5/students/seniors/children, $7/adults
 7pm Pendragon Theatre presents "Death of a Salesman" at Franklin Academy, Malone
7:30 pm Owl Prowl at the Paul Smith's VIC, $10/pp, $5/members
8 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "Donna and the Buffalo" a mix of cajun, folk and rock
8 pm Upper Jay Recovery Lounge presents "Adrian Legg"

Saturday - 11/15/14  
All Day: CanAm Hockey at the Olympic 1932 Rink, Lake Placid. FREE to watch this weekend of adult hockey tournaments
Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY will reopen on November 22 for Winter Weekends
High Falls Gorge will reopen after Thanksgiving
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (site access only) Chairlift/elevator will resume in late Dec. 
9 am - 6 pm The Climbery at High Peaks Cyclery is open
9 am - 3:30 pm Paul Smith's VIC trails are open.$  Call 327-6241. 
10 am FREE guided hike/snowshoe with the ADK Club up Whiteface and Esther Mountains.
10 am - 5 pm BluSeed Studios presents "Off the Wall Art for $100 or less" Gallery
10 am Harvest Farmers' Market at Harriettown Town Hall, Saranac Lake
10 am – 5 pm The Wild Center  is open 
10 am – 5 pm Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
noon. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
11 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2.50/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
3 pm - 2 am Bowlwinkles Bowling, arcade and laser tag, Lake Placid
Best Bet!6:30 pm Donkey Basketball at the Saranac Lake High School Gym, $10/advance, $12/at door, Children(4 and under) Free. Free donkey rides for children (12-under) during intermission.
7 pm Tupper Lake Drama Club presents "Just Another High School Play" $5/students/seniors/children, $7/adults

Sunday - 11/16/14  
All Day: CanAm Hockey at the Olympic 1932 Rink, Lake Placid. FREE to watch this weekend of adult hockey tournaments
High Falls Gorge will reopen after Thanksgiving
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (site access only) Chairlift/elevator will resume in late Dec. 
9 am - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. $ Call 327-6241. (fee)
10 am - 5 pm The Climbery at High Peaks Cyclery is open
10 am - midnight Bowlwinkles in Lake Placid offers an arcade, laser tag, bowling and more 
10 am – 5 pm Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
11 am Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
Best Bet!11:00 am - 4:00 pm  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2.50/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
3 pm - 2 am Bowlwinkles Bowling, arcade and laser tag, Lake Placid
7:30 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Martha Redbone "The Roots Project" a mixture of Appalachian music and poetry by William Blake

Join the Polar Bear Ski Club Ski Swap
at McCauley (photo used with permission)
Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 11/14/14
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is closed until ski season
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 in Old Forge
10:00 a.m. Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library for craft and story time (FREE)
4:30 - 5 pm Old Forge Ballet Company offers classes for children 3-5 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts $10/class
7 pm See a film at the Indian Lake Theatre: (Join in on Art House Thursdays)
7 pm Old Forge Ballet Company offers classes for children 6-13 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts $10/class

Saturday – 11/15/14
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2015
Best Bet 8 am - noon Polar Bear Ski Club Consignment Sale at McCauley Mt, Old Forge
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is closed until ski season 
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 in Old Forge
 Best Bet7 pm See a film at the Indian Lake Theatre: (Join in on Art House Thursdays)

Sunday - 11/16/14 
 Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is closed until ski season 
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.
Best Bet! 2 pm Helping Hands Caregivers 40th Anniversary Celebration with Silent auction and screening of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" at the Indian Lake Theatre

Over 58 easy hikes, swimming holes,
seasonal activities, maps and trivia
Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 11/14/14 
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard (bakery)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the cliff rappelling tour (Discounts for residents of Clinton, Essex and Clinton counties)
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday  
Best Bet! 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visit the Clinton County Historical Museum, Plattsburgh (Wed-Sat or by appt)
6-10 pm Willsboro's climbing wall, the Crux is open
7 pm Willsboro High School presents "Peter Pan" at the Willsboro Auditorium


Saturday - 11/15/14
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard ( bakery) 
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 cliff rappelling tour (Discounts for residents of Clinton, Essex and Clinton counties)
Best Bet!10 am - 9 pm Lake Champlain International Film Festival, Strand Theatre, Plattsburgh
10 am Owl Prowl with Champlain Valley Trails (EVENT IS NOW FULL)
10 am - 1 pm Plattsburgh Farmers' Market at the City Recreation Center through the fall and alternating Saturday from January - May
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh
10 am - 5 pm Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown s closed for the season but the Brewster Library is open by appointment for historical research
10 am – 4:00 pm 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
noon - 6pm Willsboro's climbing wall, the Crux is open
5 pm Elfs Farm in Plattsburgh presents "Taylor LaValley" as part of their Friday Night Wine Down
7 pm Willsboro High School presents "Peter Pan" at the Willsboro Auditorium
7 pm  SUNY Plattsburgh presents "Pretty Faces" Women's ski Films at the Krinovitz Auditorium, $5
7:30 - 9:30 pm SUNY Plattsburgh presents "The Shape of Things" at the Black Box Theatre
6pm New documentary screening "On Home Ground" at Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh

Sunday - 11/16/14  
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
 6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard (bakery)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the cliff rappelling tour (Discounts for residents of Clinton, Essex and Clinton counties)
Best Bet!10 am - 9 pm Lake Champlain International Film Festival, Strand Theatre, Plattsburgh
10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh
Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown is closed for the season but the Brewster Library is open by appointment for historical research
Best Bet! 2 pm Willsboro High School presents "Peter Pan" at the Willsboro Auditorium
3- 4:30 pm Hill and Hollow, Saranac presents "Patricia McCarty and cary lewis is a classical piano and viola concert
7 pm  SUNY Plattsburgh presents "Night of Nations" at the Glen Glitz Auditorium
7:30 - 9:30 pm SUNY Plattsburgh presents "The Shape of Things" at the Black Box Theatre
6pm New documentary screening "On Home Ground" at Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh

Southern Adirondack Family Time 
Friday - 11/14/14  
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga for elementary aged children and younger (Busy Bee programs is every Friday free with admission)
Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville will reopen in mid December
10 am - 5 pm Visit the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls
10 am - 1:30 pm Little steps Indoor Open Play, 35 Bath St, Ballston Spa
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
10:30 am Northshire Books, Saratoga Springs story time
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week

Best Bet!  5:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
7 pm Hudson River Hall, Hudson Falls presents Bill Martin CD release part
7 pm Queensbury High School presents Warren Miller's No Turning Back"
7 pm Our Town Theatre Group in North Creek presents "Dead and Breakfast"at Basil and Wicks
7:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train

Saturday – 11/15/14
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
Best Bet! 9 am Lake George Polar Plunge for Special Olympics! 
9:30 am - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga for elementary aged children and younger
 Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville will reopen in mid December
10 am - 3 pm Harvest Craft Fair at the Glove Performing Arts Center
10 am - 1:30 pm Little steps Indoor Open Play, 35 Bath St, Ballston Spa
10 am - 5 pm Visit the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls
10:00 - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program) 
2-3 pm FREE Family Saturdays at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College
3 pm Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls presents "Return of the New York Rat Pack"
5:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
6 pm Saratoga Museum of Dance and ADK SHAKES present "Farm to Table" with a meal from local farmers and a Shakespearean play
7 pm Laser Tag at the Adventure Family Fun Center, Queensbury
7 pm Queensbury High School presents Warren Miller's No Turning Back"
7 pm Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls presents "Return of the New York Rat Pack"
7:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
 8 pm Beatlemania at the Glove Theatre, Gloversville

Sunday - 11/16/14 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:45 - 10 a.m. Kid's Time at the Wells Wesleyan Church in Speculator every Sunday.  Snacks, lessons and fun activities.
Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville will open in mid December
noon - 4:30 pm 9:30 am - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga for elementary aged children and younger
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
2 pm Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls presents "The Muppet Movie
5:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
Best Bet!7:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train

photos and content © Diane Chase, used with permission of the Adirondack Family Activities™ Guidebook SeriesAdirondack Family Time™: Tri-Lakes  and High Peaks – July 2012 Adirondack Family Time: Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga – August  2013 Adirondack Family Time: Central Adirondack – July 2015 Adirondack Family Time: Southern Adirondacks – Lake George July 2016 © 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  Diane Chase's  four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™ 

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