Showing posts with the label Saratoga County

Paint and Sip in the Adirondacks

Usually I keep my art and my wine as separate events, but now there are plenty of opportunities for me to get my creative juices flowing paired with a glass of fine wine. In the Adirondacks and just outside the Blue Line there are various art organizations and dedicated businesses that encouraging all of us to dig deep for our inner artist and bring her/him along to an evening of "Paint and Sip." Combining painting a canvas among a group of friends with the commoraderie that comes with a few glasses of wine has no definitive history, but one southern artist,Wendy LoVoy, started offering an art instruction class  in 2004 which has now evolved into the Birmingham, Alabama home of Sips n Strokes, Inc.  Since that time other companies have franchised spreading the good fun across the nation.  One such company,  Painting with a Twist,  formed its earliest roots during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Formerly called Corks and Canvas , Painting with a Twist has built an emp

Saratoga Museum Poster Contest for Kids

C alling All Kids pre-school through Grade 2 For the Children's Museum at Saratoga's  Annual Big Truck Day Poster Contest Contest Rules: Open to children pre-school through Grade 2. Design the poster at the museum's own Creation Station art room, at school, or at home. Submissions must be on white paper between 8.5 x 11 and 11 x 17. Please include child's name, school grade, name of school, & contact info (address & phone number) on the back of your submission. Deliver submissions to The Children's Museum by  Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 . Prize Package: The winner will have their design featured on all promotional materials  and will receive a prize package including:   A $50 gift certificate to G.Williker's!  FREE tickets (2 adults and 3 children) to the Big Truck Day Event! And more to come! Big Truck Day is always held the first Saturday in August. This year Big Truck Day will be held August 1, 10 am - 2 pm   at the Ma

New York State Park Geocache Challenge

If you want to try Adirondack treasure hunting, here is the 2nd annual NYS Geocache Passport Challenge.  John Brown Farm  Historic Site in Lake Placid has one cache

8th Annual Saratoga Restaurant Week

Saratoga Restaurant Week,  November 30- December 6, 2012 3 Course Menus For Just $10, $20 Or $30  Lunch For $5 Or $10! Participating local restaurants offer 3-course dinner specials during the Saratoga County Restaurant Week. Start off with your choice of an appetizer or salad, then choose from a menu of sumptuous entrees, and top it off with a decadent dessert! Plus some participating restaurants are offering  lunch specials for just $5 or $10 . Saratoga Restaurant Week is the perfect time to get out and try new restaurants in the Spa City! 2012 Restaurant Week presented by American Express:

Easy Family-Friendly Winter Adventures Lecture at Winter Expo Saratoga Springs

Are you going to the Adirondack Sports and Fitness Winter Sports and Healthy Living Expo ? Held at the Saratoga Springs City Center on Broadway from November 19, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and November 20, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  There will be plenty of opportunities to meet vendors that make winter sports fun and easy! Here is a list of exhibitors.    If you want to learn some easy snowshoeing or XC skiing trails, stop by our seminar on November 19, 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. and we will go through some easy trails to access in the High Peaks, based on the 1st Adirondack Family Time Book: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks.  November 19, 4-4:45pm    Easy Family-Friendly Adirondack Adventures with Diane Chase ▪ Seminar Room Join us as we present a "slideshow" of short snowshoe walks and cross-country ski trails throughout the High Peaks region. Learn how to venture off the groomed paths while being comfortable and safe. Learn some fun activities to keep your kids engaged on the trails. 

Adirondack Farmers' Markets: Where to go on Wednesdays for Summertime Fresh Food

WEDNESDAY ADIRONDACK SUMMER FARMERS’ MARKETS ESSEX COUNTY Lake Placid - outside of Green Goddess Natural Foods. Ausable Valley Grange Farmers Market Wednesdays, June through Sept. 10 am - 1 pm  FRANKLIN COUNTY Malone - Malone DuFort Airport, Route 11. Wednesdays, June through Oct.  noon-4:30 SARATOGA COUNTY Saratoga - Wilton Mall, 3060 Rt 50 .  Wednesdays, May through October 3-6 pm  (Saturdays, May through October 9 am-1 pm) © Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes & High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities)