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Lake Placid for Kids: Lake Placid Center for the Arts Young and Fun Series

FREE 2010 YOUNG & FUN ARTS SERIES AT THE  LAKE PLACID CENTER FOR THE ARTS SELECT WEDNESDAYS IN THE LPCA THEATRE 10:30AM • FREE ADMISSION Seating is First-Come, First-Serve. Doors Open at 10:00 a.m.

Family Fun: Circus Smirkus in Plattsburgh

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By Diane Chase Circus Smirkus is coming to Plattsburgh this weekend, July 2-3 behind the Crete Memorial Center, 4 Beach Road. Since 1987, Circus Smirkus has provided an avenue for young people ages 11-18 an opportunity to learn circus performing arts through in-school and summer circus camp opportunities. Children are representing this year’s Big Top from 13 states and the United Kingdom. This lofty goal initiated a movement to teach fundamentals as well as creativity from coaches from around the world as far reaching as China, Russia, Mongolia and around the U.S. Children are immersed in the traditional circus lifestyle. They learn multiple circus acts as well as technical aspects like staging, concession, cleaning and rigging all while living at the Vermont base. There is even a Smirkling Camp for children ages 6 to 8. So children can actually run away to the circus. The relief for parents is to know that it’s under the guise of summer camp. There is no Circus Smirkus camp

Independence Day Fireworks in the Adirondacks

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By Diane Chase July 2 Essex: fireworks at Beggs Park at dusk July 3 Minerva: July 3: fireworks at dusk Tupper Lake: July 3: fireworks at dusk at the Municipal Park Saranac Lake : Kiddie Parade (10:00-11:00 am starts at St. Bernard's Church) Hague: July 3: fireworks at 9 p.m. Westport:July 3: fireworks at Lee Beach 9:30 p.m. Lake George: July 3: fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Jay: July 3: 9:00 p.m. North Creek: Fireworks at dusk at North Creek Bowl July 4 Lake Placid: July 4: fireworks at Mirror Lake Beach 9:45 pm - 10:05 p.m. Saranac Lake: July 4: Summerfest, Fireworks: 9:00 p.m. Inlet: July 4: fireworks over Fourth Lake: (rain date July 5) at dusk Long Lake: July 4: fireworks 9:30 p.m. Indian Lake: July 4: fireworks at dusk Byron Park Old Forge: July 4: fireworks at dusk at Lakefront North Creek: July 4: fireworks at dusk Plattsburgh: Fireworks will be set off at dusk downtown near Macdonough Monument Rouses Point: July 4 at dusk: all day festival with parade and BBQ, live music

Adirondack Events: Lake Placid Horse Show

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By Diane Chase Watching the Lake Placid Horse Show may be intimidating for anyone without a background in Show Jumping but don't let inexperience allow a wonderful event to pass by. (My horse experiences consist of trail rides on only the oldest and most gentle animals.) For a dollar you can take a walking tour and learn the ins and outs of jumping. The Lake Placid Horse Show Association offers weekday in-depth visits behind the scenes of the grounds. The tour meets in the vendor section of the horse grounds. Read More

Family Fun: Be a Web Ranger

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By Diane Chase Though it seems against the whole idea of summer vacation and getting outside, children can become Web Rangers and learn about all the various National Parks. It is an opportunity to experience all the National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites from the comfort of your own home. By all means, this is no substitute for a nature hike and being active. It is a nice learning experience under the guise of a rainy day activity . Choose from over 50 activities that allow children ages 8-16 to learn more about each of our national parks. There is even an opportunity to get a WebRanger patch. A sampling of activities are People – Decode Washington's secret messages. History – Travel the seas in 1812 on a Navy war ship Nature – Read a map to figure out the quest. Puzzles – Go on a website scavenger hunt Science – Match dinosaurs to their diet. Parks – Play “Alpha Codes." Animals - Guess the animals in your parks We choose to set a limit on how much com