Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time™ Calendar of Events for November 21-23, 2014

DON'T FORGET TO SCROLL DOWN FOR THE EVENTS IN YOUR REGION OF CHOICE!
By Diane Chase, author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™


* UPDATED 11/20/14
The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for November 21-23, 2014.  Best Bet! 

Calendar of Events November 21-23, 2014.


Over 33 easy hikes, 19 swimming holes
trivia, maps and four-season activities
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)

High Peaks/Tri-Lakes Region and Beyond 

Friday - 11/21/14
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 am - 4 pm Olympic Sports Complex (self-guided)tour at the bobsled, luge track $
9 am - 4 pm Olympic Jumping Center (site access only) Chairlift/elevator will resume in late Dec. 
9 am - 3:30 pm 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 tour of former Trudeau Sanitorium, meet at AMA Park Ave. gates
noon  Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
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
Best Bet! 3:30 - 5:30 pm Dewey Mountain Youth Ski Registration at Adirondack Lakes and Trails Outfitters
5-7 pm BluSeed Studios presents "Off the Wall Art for $100 or less"
7 pm Chateaugay Town Hall Theatre presents "Into the Storm" PG-13, action film $3/person, $10/family
7:30 pm BluSeed Studios presents the band "Tall Heights" with Tim Harrington and Paul Wright, $
Best Bet! 7:30 pm Pendragon Theatre presents "Body Awareness" play (mature, adult content) FREE

Saturday - 11/22/14  
All Day: CanAm Hockey at the Olympic 1932 Rink, Lake Placid. FREE to watch this weekend of adult hockey tournaments
8 am - 4 pm Whiteface Mountain is open on weekends
9 am - 4 pm Olympic Sports Complex (self-guided)tour at the bobsled, luge track $
9 am - 5 pm Cascade Cross-Country Ski Center shop is open for season. Look for 36th annual Thanksgiving Ski/Snowshoe Sale) starting November 28 - December 7
* 10 am - 2 pm NYSEF Potluck at Mt VanHoevenberg, $8/tickets, lower rates for kids and teams
 10 am - 4 pm Lake Placid Bobsled Experience at the Olympic Sports Complex ($$$)
*10 am - 4 pm Titus Mountain, Malone is open with $10 lift tickets
10 am - 3:30 pm OPENING WINTER DAY: Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY will reopen on November 22 for Winter Weekends (Get your ticket stamped for free next day re-entry)
High Falls Gorge will reopen after Thanksgiving
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
Best Bet! 9-11 am Mt. Pisgah Ski and Skate Swap, Mount Pisgah Lodge, Saranac Lake
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (site access only) Chairlift/elevator will resume in late Dec. 
9 am - 6 pm The Climbery at High Peaks Cyclery is open
9 am - 3:30 pm Paul Smith's VIC trails are open ($) Call 327-6241. 
10 am - 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 am - 4 pm  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2.50/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
1 pm Chateaugay Town Hall Theatre presents "Rio 2" G, animated film $3/person, $10/family
1 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "Met LIVE in HD: "II Barbiere di Siviglia"
3 pm - 2 am Bowlwinkles Bowling, arcade and laser tag, Lake Placid
6:30 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "Warren Miller's No Turning Back"
7:30 pm The Sunday Kitchen Musical Group will help raise funds at the Cantwell Rm at the Saranac Lake Free Library  to aid in the library's "raise the roof" campaign.

Sunday - 11/23/14  
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
8 am - 4 pm Whiteface Mountain is open on weekends
9 am - 5 pm Cascade Cross-Country Ski Center shop is open for season. Look for 36th annual Thanksgiving Ski/Snowshoe Sale) starting November 28 - December 7
9 am - 4 pm Olympic Sports Complex (self-guided)tour at the bobsled, luge track $
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 - 2 pm Lake Placid Bobsled Experience at the Olympic Sports Complex ($$$)
10 am - 3:30 pm Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair at Sparks Athletic Complex, North Country Community College (NCCC) $2/adults, Children/Free (12-under)
10 am - 3:30 pm OPENING WINTER WEEKENDS: Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY (Village of Lights will start on December 7 in the evening)(Get your ticket stamped for free next day re-entry)
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 am - 4 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

Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 11/21/14
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
7:45 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "MockingJay Part 1

Saturday – 11/22/14
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 am - 4 pm LCGH Auxiliary Hollyberry Sale at the Lowville Elks Lodge, vendors, Santa and Mrs. Claus, children's corner and more
10 am - 3 pm Open House at Duffy's Dig, Lowville: handcrafted jewelry
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum in Old Forge
2 pm Indian Lake Theatre matinee
2 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "MockingJay Part 1
 Best Bet7 pm See a film at the Indian Lake Theatre: (Join in on Art House Thursdays)
7 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "MockingJay Part 1

Sunday - 11/23/14 
 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 Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "MockingJay Part 1
7 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "MockingJay Part 1


Over 58 easy hikes, swimming holes,
seasonal activities, maps and trivia
Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 11/21/14 
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard (bakery)
9 am - 4 pm Ticonderoga Country Florist Open House,: raffles, refreshments and giveaways
9 am - 4 pm Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the cliff rappelling tour (Discounts for residents of Clinton, Essex and Clinton counties)
Best Bet! 10 am - 4 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh
10 am – 4 pm 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)
6-10 pm Willsboro's climbing wall, the Crux is open
7 pm Ashley Sofia in Concert to benefit the Ticonderoga Food pantry, Ticonderoga Community Center, $8


Saturday - 11/22/14
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard ( bakery) 
9 am - 4 pm Ticonderoga Country Florist Open House,: raffles, refreshments and giveaways
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! 9:30-11 am Join the Champlain Area Trails (CATS) on the Wildway Passage Hike
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
3pm Kids Club at The Crux, $8/child under 12, $10/adult
5 pm Elfs Farm in Plattsburgh presents "Giovanna Bucci" as part of their Friday Night Wine Down
Best Bet!6 pm Dinner and a Movie with the Champlain Valley Film Society. Dinner at 6, Movie "Where the Rivers Flow North" at 7 pm. 
7:30 pm Native American Celebration with Eddy and Kim Lawrence at City Hall Place, Plattsburgh

Sunday - 11/23/14  
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
 6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard (bakery)
Best Bet!9 am - 4 pm Ticonderoga Country Florist Open House,: raffles, refreshments and giveaways
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

Southern Adirondack Family Time 
Friday - 11/21/14  
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
3-4 pm Hudson River Hall, Hudson Falls presents Bee Gee party
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
5pm Film Screening of "Pier Kids - The Life" at Skidmore College FREE
Best Bet!  5:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
7 pm Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls presents "A Christmas Story: The Musical"
7 - 9 pm Teen Party at UNO Queensbury, Dance party for ages 12-16, $10 includes pizza and soft drinks
7:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
7:30 pm Rogers Island Visitor's Center presents "Somomon Northup - Twelve Years A Slave FREE

Saturday – 11/22/14
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
Best Bet! 9 am - 4:30 pm Lapland Lake Open House FREE
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) 
11 am - 7 pm Lake George Village Stroll: businesses will be offering specials, raffles and discounts
1 pm Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls presents "A Christmas Story: The Musical"
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 "A Christmas Story: The Musical"
7:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
 8 pm "On the Air" at the Glove Theatre, Gloversville
8 pm  Hudson River Hall, Hudson Falls presents "Fade to Blues"

Sunday - 11/23/14 
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.
9 am - 4:30 pm Lapland Lake Open House FREE
Natural Stone Bridge, Pottersville will open in mid December
Best Bet! 11 am - 7 pm Lake George Village Stroll: businesses will be offering specials, raffles and discounts
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)
1 pm Post-Star Holiday Parade, Rt 9 South Glens Falls
2 pm Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls presents "Where the Wild Things Are"
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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