Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time™ Calendar of Kid/Family Fun Activities November 7-9, 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 7-9, 2014.  Best Bet! Live Theatre in Saranac Lake:"Pippi Longstocking" at Pendragon Theatre or "Babe" at the SL High School;   Ski Swaps in Lake Placid, West Mt and Old Forge, Elf's Orchard Wine Down (for the older crowd), FREE Second Sunday at The Hyde Collection. Check out the Albany Ski and Snowboard Expo. 

Calendar of Events November 7-9, 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 - 11/7/14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) Chairlift 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
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. High Falls Gorge is open for the season.
10 a.m. - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
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
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)
3 pm - 2 am Bowlwinkles Bowling, arcade and laser tag, Lake Placid
5-7 pm Ski Big Tupper and P-2 Irish Pub present raffles and fundraiser for the Big Tupper Ski Patrol
7 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts and the Adirondack Film Society presents "Red Army"
7 pm Rising Star Productions presents "Pippi Longstocking" at Pendragon Theatre, Adults/$10, Children/$8
Best Bet!  7 pm Saranac Lake High School presents "Babe" at the high school auditorium

Saturday - 11/8/14  
Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY will reopen on November 22 for Winter Weekends
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) Chairlift will resume in late Dec. 
9 am - 6 pm The Climbery at High Peaks Cyclery is open
9 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. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open.$  Call 327-6241. 
Best Bet! 10 am Second Story Saturday at The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid
Best Bet!9:30 - 11:30 am Lake Placid Ski Club/NYSEF Ski Swap at St. Agnes Church, Lake Placid
10 am Harvest Farmers' Market (Harrietstown Town Hall)
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
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 
12:30 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Live in HD: "Big Apple Circus"
Best Bet! 2 pm  Rising Star Productions presents "Pippi Longstocking" at Pendragon Theatre, Adults/$10, Children/$8
3 pm - 2 am Bowlwinkles Bowling, arcade and laser tag, Lake Placid
7 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts and the Adirondack Film Society presents "Red Army" 
Best Bet! 7 pm Saranac Lake High School presents "Babe" at the high school auditorium

Sunday - 11/9/14  
9 am - 4:00 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (Elevator only) Chairlift will resume in late Dec. 
9 am - 3:30 p.m. Paul Smith's VIC trails are open. $ Call 327-6241. (fee)
9 am – 4:30 pm High Falls Gorge is open for the season.
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
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


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

Friday - 11/7/14
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)
7 pm See a film at the Indian Lake Theatre: (Join in on Art House Thursdays)

Saturday – 11/8/14
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 - 11/9/14 
 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 - 11/7/14 
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 am - 5 pm Applejacks Orchard Peru (just the store)
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
7:30 pm  SUNY Plattsburgh presents "Water by the Spoonful" a play by Qulara Algeria Hudes, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama



Saturday - 11/8/14
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 - 5 pm Sugar and Spice Holiday Open House, Ticonderoga
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
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open Wed-Saturday
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 "Michael Pederson" as part of their Friday Night Wine Down
7:30 pm  SUNY Plattsburgh presents "Water by the Spoonful" a play by Qulara Algeria Hudes, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
7:30 pm Champlain Valley Film Society presents "The Lunchbox" at The Grange, Whallonsburgh

Sunday - 11/9/14  
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
Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown is closed for the season but the Brewster Library is open by appointment for historical research
Best Bet! 10 am - 5 pm Sugar and Spice Holiday Open House, Ticonderoga
2 pm  SUNY Plattsburgh presents "Water by the Spoonful" a play by Qulara Algeria Hudes, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
6pm New documentary screening "On Home Ground" at Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh

Southern Adirondack Family Time 
Friday - 11/7/14  
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)
Best Bet!  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
4-8 pm West Mountain Ski Swap (drop off) 
 4-7 pm Albany Ski and Snow Expo
7 pm Hudson River Hall, Hudson Falls presents Elizabeth Woodbury-Cassius and Heard jazz
7 pm "Little Shop of Horrors" presented by the Schulyerville High School Drama Club
7:30 pm Saratoga Film Forum presents "Skeleton Twins"

West MountainSaturday – 11/8/14
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School

9 am - 3 pm Willton Harvest Craft Fair at Ballard Elementary School
8 am - 3 pm West Mountain Ski Swap
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 - 6 pm Albany Ski and Snow Expo
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) 
Best Bet! 11 am Puppet People at the National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs
2-3 pm FREE Family Saturdays at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College
7 pm Laser Tag at the Adventure Family Fun Center, Queensbury
7 pm Hudson River Hall, Hudson Falls presents Michael Jerling and Teresina Huxtable
7 pm "Little Shop of Horrors" presented by the Schulyerville High School Drama Club
7 pm Alpine Sports Shop presents "Warren Miller's No Turning Back"

Sunday - 11/9/14 
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.
Best Bet!  9 am - 5 pm West Mountain Ski Swap
Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville will open in mid December
10 am - 5 pm Albany Ski and Snow Expo
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)
Best Bet! noon- 3 p.m. FREE Second Sunday Discovery Day at the Hyde Museum, Glens Falls 
7:30 pm Saratoga Film Forum presents "Skeleton Twins"

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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