Adirondack Family Fun: Mother's Day What to do in the Adirondacks 5/7-5/9 2010

By Diane Chase

Mother's Day Weekend isn't all about sitting around being served homemade French toast with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and reading the New York Times Sunday paper undisturbed, while members of the family worship the ground you (mothers') walk on. (Yes, I do realize that is a run-on sentence but felt the sudden urge to get a menu request out there.) It's about being together. For those that have mothers... Happy Mother's Day.

For a brief history surrounding Mother Day's, here is my latest post on Adirondack Almanack. For a weekend full of activities


all day Northern Lights School Bowl-A-Thon Saranac Lakes
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Bright Star
8:30 a.m. – noon Volunteer to indentify Adirondack birds by sight and sounds at the Paul Smiths VIC
10:00 a.m. Paul Smiths VIC API Friends walk
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Arts and Craft Fair at NCCC, Malone Campus where Artisans, book sale, art vendors and more. Free. Part of a Celebration of the Arts.
2:00 p.m. John Brown Day Celebration of the abolitionist's birthday with guest speakers including his great- great great-granddaughter Alice Keesey Mecoy, and Brenda Pitts, a descendant of fellow Harper's Ferry Raider, John Copeland. Free. 962-4758 or 523-2445, Ext. 108 at John Brown’s Farm in lake Placid
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Gospel Fest: Evening of gospel and praise music by Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir and guests. Advance: $5 students; $12 adults. Day of show: $8 students; $15 adults. At E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium Plattsburgh

7:30 a.m. Birding Hike on Hulls Road in Keene Valley 518-576-4699
8:00 a.m. Stamp Out Hunger! Leave a nonperishable item in your mailbox to benefit local food pantries.
9:00 a.m. – 11;30 a.m. North Country School’s Free Pancake Breakfast and Open House
noon Join a naturalist for a nature walk at the Wild Center
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes and Trails Outfitters Canoe and Kayak Demo Day at Riverside Park in Saranac Lake
2:00 p.m. Opening of Jungle Book at Pendragon Theatre – Mothers are Free 15 & up : $10; under 15, $8
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Gardening with Children at heaven Hill Farm 523-9243

Western Adks

6:30 pm Free Movie Night at the North Country Bible Fellowship, 132 Elm Lake Rd., Speculator. FREE admission, popcorn, candy & refreshments. Featuring a popular children's movie. For more information call (518) 547-5777.7:00 p.m. Battle of the Bands held at the Indian Lake Theatre $5 for general admission

all day Opening Day at Great Escape
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. "A Story of Love for the Woods and Water" is the feature exhibit at the Goodsell Museum and the Town of Webb Historical Assoc. 315-369-3838
1:30 p.m. Join Naturalist Peer O’Shea on a search fo woodland wildflowers at the Newcomb VIC.

6:00 p.m. Dinner and a Show the Adirondack Lakes Center of the Arts production of Stell Magnolias and dinner at the Inn on Gore ($30 for both)

Lake Champlain Adks
all day: Child safety seat inspection Champlain Centre Maill Plattsburgh (near Gander Mountain Store)
9:00 a.m. – noon Annual plant exchange at the Kent deLord House in Plattsburgh
9:00 a.m. – noon Wildflower Hike with Elzabeth Lee, Outdoor Guide, 518-962-4750
9:00 a.m. – noon Students ages 8-12 learn how to make drums with Stan, the drum man. 846-8377 or 846-8365 at Sibley Hall SUNY Plattsburgh
10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. ree activities all day: Adirondack Cycling Team road ride, nature walks, history of the park, live owls, building bluebird houses, build a bucket garden, Canine Club demonstrations, Northern New York Audubon plus many displays and demonstrations at Point au Roche Park
10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. CARE Fair at Essex Country Fairgrounds, Westport (EST walk launches the event at 10:30 a.m. on the racetrack. Child safety seat event and child IDs. Bike rodeo, child safety seat inspection, Operation Child ID event, games, demonstrations, prizes, bouncy house, rock-climbing wall, food vendors, free T-shirts for first 200 teens who attend, drawing for iPod touch,)
10:00 a.m. Story Time and Craft for Mom at the Chazy Public Library or ages 3 to 8. Linda Brubaker will read Robert Munsch's story "Love You Forever" and other stories. Children will make something for Mom. To register, call 846-7676.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Students ages 8-12 learn how to make drums with Stan, the drum man. 846-8377 or 846-8365 at Sibley Hall SUNY Plattsburgh
3:00 p.m. Westport Central School’s production of Wonderful Town, Tickets, available at the door, are $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and seniors and $20.00 maximum per family.
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Pork Dinner at the Lyon Mountain American Legion All you can eat. Adults, $8; children, $4.
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Movie night at the Lyon Mountain Methodist Center See Avatar for free.
8:00 p.m. Champlain Valley Film Society present Crazy heart at the Grange Hall in Whallonsburgh

7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Mother’s Day Breakfast at the St. Regis Falls Fire Department Adults, $6.50; ages 12 and under, $4.50; under 5, free.
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet at the Moriah Firehouse
10:00 a.m. – noon Brunch at the Normandie Beach Club, 518-962-4750
noon Chicken BBQ at the Knights of Columbus Port Henry Half a chicken, potato, baked beans, cole slaw and roll; $8.
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Steel Guitar Jubilee and Chili Cookoff at the Chateaugay High School Five steel-guitar performers and back band perform to benefit the Chateaugay Theater renovation project. $4 single. $7 couple. $5 refreshments at chili cook-off.

Southern Adks

7:00 pm Interactive Astronomy Program at the Lake Pleasant Central School. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Pleasant Library.

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Adirondack Winery is treating mothers to a FREE wine tasting session on Mother's Day Weekend!

8:00 a.m. - noon Mother's Day Breakfast Buffet at Andie's Restaurant
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mother's Day Breakfastat the Misty Mountain Cafe in Indian Lake
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mother's Day Brunch at Copperfield Inn Resort, 518-251-2200
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Winery is treating mothers to a FREE wine tasting session on Mother's Day Weekend!


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