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Family Fun: 47th Annual North American Toboggan Championships in Lake Placid

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The 47th annual North American Toboggan Championship s are taking place February 16, 2013 at the Lake Placid Toboggan Chute . Sponsored by the Lake Placid Lions Club and Saranac Beer, teams of four will race for either the Four -Person Lake Placid/Saranac Cup and the Four-Person Lions Cup. Everyone is welcome! Registration starts at 6:30 pm Starting time - 7:00 pm Awards to follow immediately See you on Mirror Lake at the Toboggan Chute ! Enjoy special hours for Presidents weekend February 17-23, 2013 12:00-4:00pm  7:00-9:30 Daily Sunday February 24, 2013 12:00 - 2:00PM Price $5.00 - Student $10.00 - Adults Includes Toboggan © Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.

Old Forge Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

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Old Forge Winter Carnival kicks off this Friday with $12 lift tickets to McCauley Ski Mountain!  February 15 All Day- $12 lift tickets & Lunch Specials at  McCauley Mountain All Day- Specials in Old Forge shops and restaurants 6:45 pm- A “ SWEETHEART’S ” Parade on Main Street 7:00 pm-  Bonfire, Hot Cocoa, Donuts at Outdoor Skating Rink  (Bring your own skates or rent some at Pedals & Petal) February 16 At McCauley Mountain 10:00 am- 13th Annual Kiwanis Winter Sports Challenge  Snowshoe/X-Country Ski/Walk Trek 5:00 pm-   Dinner by Last Run Café 5-7pm  Night Skiing on Playmate 6:00 pm  Music by Joe Bolton & John Christy 7:00 pm  Coronation of King & Queen, Torchlight Skiing by the TOW Alpine Ski Team, Dare Devil Jumpers & Fireworks! 8:00 pm  Community SWEETHEART Dance in the chalet Downtown All Day– Enjoy the area’s quaint  shops and eateries! February 17 McCauley

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT FEBRUARY 15- 18

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WHAT IS THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT?  How to do the Great Backyard Bird Count The Great Backyard Bird Count is a four-day event to gain a real-time idea of where birds are located across the continent. Anyone from novice to expert bird watcher can participate. It is free and fun for all members of the family. 1. Plan to count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count. You can count each day or just some of the days and you can count in different places. Just be sure to keep a separate list of birds for each day and each location. 2. For each type of bird you see, count the most you see at any one time. For example, maybe you see two chickadees when you start watching, then five chickadees a few minutes later. The number you put on your list for chickadees is five. Do NOT add two plus five. (This way way you don't accidentally count the same bird twice.) You may find it helpful to print out your  regional bird checklist  to get an idea of the kin

Craft: Make Your Own Tincture

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Making your own alcohol extract is easy and will save you of money .   (For parents only) For example:  Usnea (Old Man's Beard) is an herbal remedy that has been used for centuries to help with immune related issues. With cold and flu season upon us, perhaps this is the year for you to check out Usnea's healthy properties, whether you make your own or buy it at your local health food store!

Happy (Chinese) New Year!

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It is the year of the Snake! It’s the most important of Chinese holidays, kicking off a celebration that lasts for 15 days and culminates with the Lantern Festival. Each year is associated with one of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. For 2013, it’s the Year of the Snake.  Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.