Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Diane Chase's Adirondack Family Time™ Calendar of Events for December 19-21, 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 December 19-21, 2014.  

Best Bet! Bring A Child To Gore, Adirondack Carousel Christmas Party, Pendragon's Live Radio Play, Free movie at Lake Placid Palace Theatre, Adirondack Lakes Center for Arts Soup Social, Old Forge Library Christmas party, Snow Tubing at Olympic Sports Complex and  Pisgah, Ski McCauley Moutain, Gore, Whiteface, West and Oak are open; Join in Lake George Village Walk
EVENT CALENDAR
Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake/ 
High Peaks Region 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)

Friday - 12/19/14

8:30 am - 4:30 pm Whiteface Mountain is open. 
9 am - 4 pm High Falls Gorge open 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. 
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. 
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 is open for season. 
9 am - 6 pm The Climbery at High Peaks Cyclery is open
10 am - 7 pm Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is open for skiing and snowshoeing on marked trail. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
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
11:30 am Lake Placid Olympic History Tour at the Olympic Center, Lake Placid, $10/one hournoon  Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
 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
BEST BET! 2-7 pm Snow tubing at the Olympic Jumping Complex, Lake Placid ($10/hr)
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
7 pm Pendragon Theater presents "It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play" $10
7:30 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "An Adirondack Christmas" Local musician celebrate the holidays Adults/$14, Students/Sr/$12, Child/$7
Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake/ High Peaks Region 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)

Saturday - 12/20/14  
Dawn - Dusk Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is walking and mountain biking. Be cautious around New Lodge construction 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Whiteface Mountain is open. 
9 am - 5 pm  Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is open for skiing and snowshoeing on marked trail. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
9 am Big Tupper Ski Area to open ($25/ages 7-69) Free/ages  0-6, age 70+ and military
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 is open for the season 
9 am - 5 pm Cascade Cross-Country Ski Center shop is open for season. 
9:30 am Lake Placid Olympic History Tour at the Olympic Center, Lake Placid, $10/one hour
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Olympic Jumping Center (site access only) Chairlift/elevator will resume in late Dec. 
9 am - 6 pm The Climbery at High Peaks Cyclery is open
9 am - 3:30 pm Paul Smith's VIC trails are open ($) Call 327-6241. 
Best Bet! 10 am Mount Pisgah, Saranac Lake will be open for night skiing and tubing
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 LAST WINTER WEEKEND OF SEASON
10 am Harvest Farmers' Market at Harriettown Town Hall, Saranac Lake
10 am – 5 pm Lake Placid Olympic Museum is open
11 am - 4 pm  Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake is open Rides: $2.50/person with discounts for multiple tickets 
noon Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Met Opera LIVE in HD: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Adults/$18, Students/Sr/$12
noon Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
noon Saranac Lake Snowman building contest - part of Home for the Holidays. Start at the SL Chamber building on River St and end at the Riverside Park Bandshell! Make a team or on your own.
1-3 pm Public skating at the Olympic Oval (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2445
2-7 pm Snow tubing at the Olympic Jumping Complex, Lake Placid ($10/hr)
3-5 pm Historic Saranac Lake presents "A Franklin Manor Winter Solstice" ($20) tickets are limited
3 pm - 2 am Bowlwinkles Bowling, arcade and laser tag, Lake Placid
4-5 pm The Bookstore Plus presents a book signing with Curt Stager of "Your Atomic"
5:30 - 7 pm Skeleton Experience at the Olympic Combined Track, ($65) Only offered during Christmas Holiday
7 pm Pendragon Theater presents "It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play" $10
 7pm Chateaugay Town Hall Theatre presents The Fault in Our Stars"
7-9 pm Public Skating at the Lake Placid Olympic Oval (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2445
BEST BET! 7:30 Winter Solstice Stories and Music at Will Rogers Saranac Village with the Rustic Riders and Karen Glass ($5 donation)

Sunday - 12/21/14  
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Whiteface Mountain is open. 
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 is open for the season 
9 am - 5 pm Cascade Cross-Country Ski Center is open for season. 
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 - 4 pm Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, Saranac Lake is open for skiing and snowshoeing on marked trail. Be cautious around New Lodge construction
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 Village of Lights (Village of Lights will be open from Dec 26-30)
10 am - 5 pm The Climbery at High Peaks Cyclery is open
10 am-2 pm Snow tubing at the Olympic Jumping Complex, Lake Placid ($10/hr)
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 
Best Bet! noon Adirondack Carousel Christmas Party ($5) Candy house making and carousel rides
Best Bet!  1 pm FREE Holiday movie at the Lake Placid Palace Theatre: Curious George: A Very Merry Christmas" with visit from Santa and free popcorn
1 pm Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Bolshoi Ballet LIVE in HD: The Nutcracker, Adults/$16, Students/Sr/$14, Child/$10
1-5 pm Saranac Lake Civic Center Public Skate ($5)
1-3 pm Public skating at the Olympic Oval (weather dependent) Call 518-523-2445
2 pm Pendragon Theater presents "It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play" $10
Best Bet! 5:30 - 7 pm Skeleton Experience at the Olympic Combined Track, ($65) Only offered during Christmas Holiday
 7 pm Pendragon Theater presents "It's A Wonderful Life: Live Radio Play" $10
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 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)

Friday - 12/19/14
9 am - 4:15 pm McCauley Mountain Ski Area is open daily except Tuesdays, closed Dec 23, 25, open Dec 24,26,27,28,29,30,31 and New Year's Day. 
10 am - 4 pm Gallery open at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
Best Bet!  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)
4:30 - 5 pm Old Forge Ballet Company offers classes for children 3-5 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts $10/class
5 pm The Adirondack Arts Center presents its FREE Soup Social in Blue Mountain Lake
Best Bet! 6;30 pm Christmas at the Old Forge Library with refreshments and prizes for those that come in PJs, showing of a family movie and reading of "The Night Before Christmas"
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 pm See a movie at The Strand in Old Forge
7:45 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "The Hobbit"

Saturday – 12/20/14 
BEST BET: 9 am - 4:15 pm McCauley Mountain Ski Area is open daily except Tuesdays, closed Dec 23, 25, open Dec 24,26,27,28,29,30,31 and New Year's Day. 
10 am - 4 pm Adirondack Museum Shop is open for holiday shopping
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
1:30 pm See a movie at The Strand in Old Forge
2 pm Indian Lake Theatre matinee
2 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "MockingJay Part 1
7 pm Old Forge Ballet presents "Nutcracker Ballet" at The Strand Theatre, Old Forge $15/adults, $10/seniors/teens, $5/children under 12
7 pm See a movie at The Strand in Old Forge
7 pm See a film at the Indian Lake Theatre: (Join in on Art House Thursdays)
7 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "The Hobbit"

Sunday - 12/21/14 
9 am - 4:15 pm McCauley Mountain Ski Area is open daily except Tuesdays, closed Dec 23, 25, open Dec 24,26,27,28,29,30,31 and New Year's Day. 
10 am - 4 pm the Adirondack Interpretive Center's building is open Tuesday-Saturday. Trails are open from dawn to dusk every day.
1:30 pm See a movie at The Strand in Old Forge
BEST BET: 
2 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "The Hobbit"
7 pm See a movie at The Strand in Old Forge
7 pm Lowville Town Hall Theatre, Lowville, showing "The Hobbit"

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Over 58 easy hikes, swimming holes,
seasonal activities, maps and trivia
Lake Champlain Adirondack 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)

Friday - 12/19/14 
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 will merge with Kids' Place at The Transportation Museum in May 2015)
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

Saturday - 12/20/14 
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) 
 BEST BET! 9 am - 3 pm Village of Champlain Holiday Festival - Breakfast with Santa (Time After Time $4/child and free book), Candy Cane Hunt at Village Playground and more
9 am Story Time and craft at the AuSable Forks FREE Library
9 am - 4:00 p.m. Visit Ausable Chasm, 518-834-7454. Try the cliff rappelling tour (Discounts for residents of Clinton, Essex and Clinton counties)
 with 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 will merge with Kids' Place at The Transportation Museum in May 2015)
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
3 pm Kids Club at The Crux, $8/child under 12, $10/adult
7-9 pm North Country Squares presents Square Dancing at the CFairgrounds, 

Sunday - 12/21/14  
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 - 4:30 pm Imaginarium Children's Museum, Plattsburgh will merge with Kids' Place at The Transportation Museum in May 2015)
BEST BET! noon - 3 pm Children's Christmas Party at #1619 American Legion, Morrisonville, horse and wagon rides, Santa, games and gifts
2-4 pm Children's Christmas Party at the Peru VFW, 710 Pleasant St, for children 1-12.
Adirondack History Center Museum, Elizabethtown is closed for the season but the Brewster Library is open by appointment for historical research
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Southern Adirondack Family Time Area Events
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 and Speculator New York (NY) 

Friday - 12/19/14  
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
8:30 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain is open for skiing and ridingTake Your child (19 and younger) to Gore week- child free with full paying adult)
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 am- 4 pm GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
10:30 am - 4 pm Take a trolley to get your Christmas Tree at Ellm's, Ballston Spa
3:30 pm Fun activities at the Crandall Public Library Glens Falls for ages 9-12 each week
4-9 pm Tubing at West Mountain, Glens Falls
5:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
7 pm It's A Wonderful Life Movie Party at  Hudson River Hall, Hudson Falls 
7:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
7:30 pm Home Made Theatre, Saratoga presents "The Jungle Book" $18/adults, $12/children (12 and under)

Saturday – 12/20/14 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School

8:30 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain is open for skiing and ridingTake Your child (19 and younger) to Gore week- child free with full paying adult)
8:30 am - 9 pm Ski/Ride at West Mountain, Queensbury
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
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 am - 4 pm GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program) 
10 am - 9 pm Tubing at West Mountain, Queensbury
10:30 am - 4 pm Take a trolley to get your Christmas Tree at Ellm's, Ballston Spa
BEST BET! noon - 6 pm Lake George Village Walk 
1 pm Home Made Theatre, Saratoga presents "The Jungle Book" $18/adults, $12/children (12 and under)
2:30 pm The Nutcracker Ballet, presented by the Adirondack Ballet Theatre at the Wood Theatre, Glens Falls
5:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train
 7 pm The Nutcracker Ballet, presented by the Adirondack Ballet Theatre at the Wood Theatre, Glens Falls
7 pm It's A Wonderful Life Movie Party at  Hudson River Hall, Hudson Falls 
7 pm Laser Tag at the Adventure Family Fun Center, Queensbury
7:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train


Sunday - 12/21/14 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
8:30 am - 4 pm Gore Mountain is open for skiing and ridingTake Your child (19 and younger) to Gore week- child free with full paying adult)
8:30 am - 4:40 pm Ski/Ride at West Mountain, Queensbury
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
10 am - 6 pm 9:30 am - 9 pm Lake George Bowl and Games
10 am - 4:30 pm Tubing at West Mountain, Glens Falls
10:30 am - 4 pm Take a trolley to get your Christmas Tree at Ellm's, Ballston Spa
11 am Ski Orienteering at Lapland lake Nordic Center ($20)
noon - 4:30 pm 9:30 am - 4:30 pm The Children's Museum at Saratoga for elementary aged children and younger
BEST BET! noon - 6 pm Lake George Village Walk 
noon - 4:00 p.m. GO to the World Children's Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls ($5 admission includes program)
1 pm Home Made Theatre, Saratoga presents "The Jungle Book" $18/adults, $12/children (12 and under)
2 pm  It's A Wonderful Life Movie Party at  Hudson River Hall, Hudson Falls 
2:30 pm The Nutcracker Ballet, presented by the Adirondack Ballet Theatre at the Wood Theatre, Glens Falls
5:30 pm Saratoga to North Creek Polar Express Train


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