Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! Diane Chase's Adirondack Calendar of Events for November 27-30, 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™


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for November 27-30, 2014.  Local Adirondack Black Friday and Small Business Saturday
*UPDATED 11/26/14


HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 
Best Bet! Turkey Trot 5K in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Peru, and Saratoga; Canadian Pacific Holiday train in Saratoga Springs, Fort Edwards, Port Henry, Ticonderoga, Plattsburgh, Rouses Point; Ticonderoga North Country Christmas; Indian Lake Country Christmas; Inlet and Old Forge Christmas on Main, Nutcracker Ballet in Plattsburgh, FREE skate in Saranac Lake. Speculator Holiday Stroll! 


EVENT CALENDAR

Lake Placid/ Saranac Lake/ High Peaks Region and Beyond 

Family fun for Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Malone, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Gabriels, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley New York (NY)

THURSDAY 11/27/14
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
 8 am - 4 pm Whiteface Mountain is open for Thanksgiving
8:30 am Adirondack Health Turkey Trot 5K at the Lake Placid Olympic Oval. Bring 3 nonperishable food items for $5 discount. Race day cost: $30/pp, $100/group of four, Free/kids 12 and younger. Strollers (yes), Dogs (no) - proceeds benefit local food pantries and Adirondack Fit for Life
Best Bet: FREE 3rd annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk Saranac Lake (Meet in front of The Community Store
Best Bet:1st annual Erin Dewyea Turkey Trot, Tupper Lake, $30 registration includes tee- all proceeds benefit the Erin Dewyea Scholarship Fun. 
11:30 am  - 1 pm FREE Thanksgiving Public Skating at the Saranac Lake Civic Center provided by Hyde Fuel. 
Friday - 11/28/14 - LOCAL BLACK FRIDAY
Best Bet!All Day: CanAm Hockey at the Olympic 1932 Rink, Lake Placid. FREE to watch 
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 
9 am - 4 pm High Falls Gorge reopens for the season 
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 - 4:30 pm XC/snowshoe at Mt Van Hoevenberg Center, Lake Placid (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2811 for conditions)
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 - 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
Best Bet! 11:35 am - 1 pm Public Skating at the Saranac Lake Civic Center, $5/skater
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
  noon - 5 pm BluSeed Studios presents "Off the Wall Art for $100 or less"
* 1-3 pm Public skating at the Olympic Oval (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2445
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
* 7-9 pm Public Skating at the Lake Placid Olympic Oval (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2445
Best Bet! Upper Jay Art Center Recover Lounge presents "A Love Supreme Tribute" FREE

Adirondack Family Time guidebook for Lake Placid
Saranac Lake and the High Peaks
Over 300 four-season activities
including 33 easy hikes, 19 swimming holes
snowshoe/XC ski trails, trivia, maps
and more. 
Saturday - 11/29/14  SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
All Day: CanAm Hockey at the Olympic 1932 Rink, Lake Placid. FREE to watch 
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 - 4:30 pm XC/snowshoe at Mt Van Hoevenberg Center, Lake Placid (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2811 for conditions)
9 am - 4 pm High Falls Gorge reopens for the season 
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 - 4 pm Lake Placid Bobsled Experience at the Olympic Sports Complex ($$$)
Best Bet! 10 am - 3:30 pm Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY open for Winter Weekends (Get your ticket stamped for free next day re-entry)
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 Harvest Farmers' Market at Harriettown Town Hall, Saranac Lake
Best Bet! 10 am – 5 pm The Wild Center  is open Artisan Fair Open with $5 admission, crafts for kids and maple demonstrations. 
10 am – 5 pm Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
noon - 5 pm BluSeed Studios presents "Off the Wall Art for $100 or less"
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 
* 1-3 pm Public skating at the Olympic Oval (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2445
Best Bet! 1-3 Book signing at The Bookstore Plus. Meet author Maxwell Eaton III
* Best Bet 2 - 3:15 pm Public Skating at the Saranac Lake Civic Center, $5/skater
3-5 pm Book signing at The Bookstore Plus. Meet author Patricia O'Gorman 
3 pm - 2 am Bowlwinkles Bowling, arcade and laser tag, Lake Placid
* 7-9 pm Public Skating at the Lake Placid Olympic Oval (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2445

Sunday - 11/30/14  
All Day: CanAm Hockey at the Olympic 1932 Rink, Lake Placid. FREE to watch 
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
Best Bet! 8 am - 4 pm Whiteface Mountain is open on weekends
9 am - 4 pm High Falls Gorge reopens for the season 
9 am - 4:30 pm XC/snowshoe at Mt Van Hoevenberg Center, Lake Placid (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2811 for conditions)
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 ($$$)
Best Bet! 10 am - 3:30 pm Santa's Workshop, North Pole, NY Winter Weekends  (Village of Lights will start on December 7 in the evening)
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
11 am - 4 pm  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2.50/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
* 1-3 pm Public skating at the Olympic Oval (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2445
3 pm - 2 am Bowlwinkles Bowling, arcade and laser tag, Lake Placid
* 7-9 pm Public Skating at the Lake Placid Olympic Oval (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2445
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Central Adirondack Family Time Family Fun for 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)

THURSDAY 11/27/14
HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Friday - 11/28/14 -LOCAL BLACK FRIDAY
ADIRONDACK CHRISTMAS ON MAIN  - 
OLD FORGE AND INLET
ADIRONDACK COUNTRY CHRISTMAS  - 
INDIAN LAKE
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2015
Best Bet!  9am - 7 pm Indian Lake Country Christmas Tour (over 33 artisans/craftsmen with kids' crafts and activities)
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is closed until ski season
10 am - 4 pm Gallery open at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
Best Bet!  10 am - 6:20 pm Adirondack Christmas on Main Old Forge Schedule of Events
10 am - 4 pm Adirondack Museum Shop is open for holiday shopping
10 am - 4 pm the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. 
10 am- 3 pm Goodsell Museum in Old Forge presents "100,00 Acres of Paradise: The Early History of the ADK League Club"
10 am Every Friday bring pre-schoolers to the Johnsburg Library for craft and story time (FREE)
Best Bet!  11 am - 3 pm Adirondack Christmas on Main, Inlet Schedule of Events
11 am ADK Christmas Train  departs Utica, arrives in Thendara (1 mile south of Old Forge) at 1 pm
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 – 11/29/14 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
ADIRONDACK CHRISTMAS ON MAIN OLD FORGE AND INLET
ADIRONDACK COUNTRY CHRISTMAS INDIAN LAKE
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2015
Best Bet 9am - 7 pm Indian Lake Country Christmas Tour
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
Best Bet!  10 am - 6:20 pm Adirondack Christmas on Main Old Forge Schedule of Events
11 am ADK Christmas Train  departs Utica, arrives in Thendara (1 mile south of Old Forge) at 1 pm
Best Bet!  11:30 am - 8 pm Adirondack Christmas on Main, Inlet Schedule of Event
2 pm Indian Lake Theatre matinee
2 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "MockingJay Part 1
7 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 - 11/30/14 
ADIRONDACK CHRISTMAS ON MAIN OLD FORGE AND INLET
Water Safari Park is closed for the season, Old Forge and will reopen June12, 2015
Best Bet! 9 am - 4 pm  Adirondack Christmas on Main Old Forge Schedule of Events
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Ski Area Scenic Chairlift is closed until ski season 
10 am - 4 pm the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day.
Best Bet! 10 am - 5 pm Adirondack Christmas on Main, Inlet Schedule of Events
2 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "MockingJay Part 1
7 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "MockingJay Part 1

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Over 58 easy hikes, swimming holes,
seasonal activities, maps and trivia
Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Champlain Valley, Adirondack Lakes Family Time – area events Family fun in Ausable Forks, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Westport, Port Henry, Elizabethtown, Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh New York (NY)

THURSDAY 11/27/14
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
Daily - Hike Champlain Area Trails Systems, (CATS) FREE
Best Bet!  8 am John P Adams Memorial Turkey Trot, Peru Intermediate School

Friday - 11/28/14 -LOCAL BLACK FRIDAY
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
Daily - Hike Champlain Area Trails Systems, (CATS) FREE
6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard (bakery)
9 am - 4 pm Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the cliff rappelling tour (Discounts for residents of Clinton, Essex and Clinton counties)
9:30 am Storytime at the Paine Memorial Library, Hillsboro
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)
Best Bet! pm Canadian Pacific Holiday Train with Tracey Brown and The Holiday Train Band - Ticonderoga
Best Bet! 4:45 pm Canadian Pacific Holiday Train with Tracey Brown and The Holiday Train Band - Port Henry
 6-10 pm Willsboro's climbing wall, the Crux is open
Best Bet! 7:15 pm Canadian Pacific Holiday Train with Tracey Brown and The Holiday Train Band - Plattsburgh
7:30 pm North Country Ballet Ensemble presents "The Nutcracker" at Hartman Theatre, Plattsburgh
Best Bet! 9pm Canadian Pacific Holiday Train with Tracey Brown and The Holiday Train Band - Rouses Point

Saturday - 11/29/14 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Daily - Use the hiking trails at the New Land Trust, Saranac FREE
Daily - Hike Champlain Area Trails Systems, (CATS) FREE
6 am - 6 pm Rulf's Orchard ( bakery) 
9 am - 5 pm Ticonderoga EMA Club, 9 Maplewood Ln, crafts, local artisan items and more, part of North Country Christmas
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)
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
Best Bet! 2 pm North Country Ballet Ensemble presents "The Nutcracker" at Hartman Theatre, Plattsburgh
3 pm Kids Club at The Crux, $8/child under 12, $10/adult
Best Bet! 7:30 pm North Country Ballet Ensemble presents "The Nutcracker" at Hartman Theatre, Plattsburgh

Sunday - 11/30/14  
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! 2 pm North Country Ballet Ensemble presents "The Nutcracker" at Hartman Theatre, Plattsburgh
Best Bet! 5:30 pm Ticonderoga Tree Lighting Ceremony! 
6-8 pm Hay Rides at the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum, part of North Country Christmas

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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, Speculator, Glens Falls and Saratoga New York (NY)

THURSDAY 11/27/14
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
8:30 am 13th annual Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot at the Saratoga City Hall
10 pm- 2 am FREE cab ride home for downtown Albany, Clifton Park and Saratoga, call 1-800 LAW-1010

Friday - 11/28/14  LOCAL BLACK FRIDAY
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
9 am - 4 pm Shop Local in Warrensburg. Pick up FREE local tote with specials, deals and discounts
9:30 am - 9 pm Lake George Bowl and Games
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)
1-3 pm Parks-Bentley Place, South Glens Falls: Explore Christmas across 5 continents through Dec 14
3-4 pm Hudson River Hall, Hudson Falls presents Spinal Tap party
3:30 p.m. Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
Best Bet! 5 - 7 pm Lite Up the Village of Lake George FREE, over 1500 lights and visits to Santa
Best Bet! 4-8 pm Speculator Holiday Stroll - gift certificates, raffles, discounts  and more
5:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
7:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
Best Bet! 8:30 pm Canadian Pacific Holiday Train with Tracey Brown and The Holiday Train Band - Saratoga Springs

Saturday – 11/29/14 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
9:30 am - 9 pm Lake George Bowl and Games
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
Best Bet! 10 am - 5 pm The  39th annual Saratoga Craft marketplace, Saratoga City Center, $5, 115 artisans
10 am - 1:30 pm Little steps Indoor Open Play, 35 Bath St, Ballston Spa
10 am - 3 pm Parks-Bentley Place, South Glens Falls: Explore Christmas across 5 continents through Dec 14
10 am - 5 pm Visit the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls
10 am - 4 pm GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program) 
Best Bet! 8:30 pm Canadian Pacific Holiday Train with Tracey Brown and The Holiday Train Band - Fort Edwards
2-3 pm FREE Family Saturdays at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College
5:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
7 pm Laser Tag at the Adventure Family Fun Center, Queensbury
7:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
8 pm  Hudson River Hall, Hudson Falls presents "Rolling Stones" party

Sunday - 11/30/14 
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
Best Bet! 10 am - 6 pm 9:30 am - 9 pm Lake George Bowl and Games
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)
1-3 pm Parks-Bentley Place, South Glens Falls: Explore Christmas across 5 continents through Dec 14
2 pm Charles Wood Theatre, Glens Falls presents "WALL-E"
Best Bet!4 pm Lake Luzerne Supervisor's Tree Lighting and Holiday Stroll 
5:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train


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