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Family Fun: Getting Your Irish On!

Craving Corn Beef and Cabbage? Need for an Irish jig? Here are some events to quench your thirst. Tri-Lakes All Day: $38 tickets to Whiteface with a Coca-Cola product 4:30 p.m - 7:00 p.m. St. Agnes St. Patrick’s dinner, Lake Placid held at the Comfort Inn 6:00 p.m. Irish music at Charlie's Inn Lake Clear , 518-891-9858 Western Noon: St. Patty's lunch at the Senior Nut Site, Long Lake Southern All Day: $38 lift tickets to Gore (with a Coca-Cola product) noon - midnight Olde Post Grille, 1300 State Route 9 Lake George 5:00 p.m. Corn Beef and Cabbage dinner at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Steward Avenue Bolton Landing, NY Irish Step Dancers and the Adirondack Highlanders Pipe & Drum Band at the Parting Glass Pub , Saratoga Springs 5:00 p.m. All day celebration at the Irish Times Pub in Sarantoga Springs 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. Performances by Aces High and Tom Moriarty at the Bolton Landing School Gymnasium. Lake Champlain 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. VFW 125 Corned Beef and Cabb

Family Fun: What to do in the Adirondacks 3/13-3/14 2010

Go to for a listing of family-friendly activities for March 13-14 out and about the Adirondack Park. This is a partial listing. Please let me know if I need to add something. I do the best I can! Enjoy! Tri-Lakes Adirondack Family Time (Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Just Beyond 3/13/10 10:00 am Easter activities at Book Store Plus, Lake Placid; 10:30 am story time AuSable Forks Library; 3/14 11:30 Wild Center Wild Days with story time 1:00 Wild Center Wild Days workshop on raising chickens in your backyard *Ski at Big Tupper and get a free pass to the Wild Center 3/14 1:00 Wild Center Art Day, Family Art and Nature project 6:00 Play with your soup (some adult language, Lake Placid Center for the Arts and Pendragon Theatre Western Adirondack Family Time 3/13/10 All Day: Snow Fest at the George T. Hilebrant Pavilion Old Forge 11:00 -3:00 Kestral Nesting Box workshop, Newcomb VIC 3/14/10 1:30 Adk Museum Cabin Fever: free to school-aged children and m

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule of Events

The complete Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule of Events is here. Starting with the Coronation of Carnival Royalty. Thursday, February 4 5:30 p.m.: 11th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner (Moose Club, $, call 891-1286 for reservations) Friday, February 5 7:30 p.m.: Coronation of Carnival Royalty (Harrietstown Town Hall) Sponsored by the Women’s Civic Chamber Post Coronation: Reception following the ceremony at the B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1508 9 p.m.: Cocktail Hour – Music by Mecca Bodega (Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge, $) 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.: Music by Road Dog Kill (Captain Cook’s, $) Saturday, February 6 10 a.m.: Ice Palace Fun Run (4 miles) (Ice Palace) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: 17th Annual Business & Professional Women Chocolate Festival (Harrietstown Town Hall, $) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Lutheran Church Women’s Craft Sale (Harrietstown Town Hall, $) 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Petrova Winter Carnival (fun for kids) (Petrova Elementary School Cafeteria, $) 11 a.m.: The Adirondack ARC Curling Exhibition

Adirondack Labor Day Celebrations

There are quite a few celebrations, festivals and events planned for this Labor Day Weekend. Port Henry will start the celebration this evening with music and fireworks on Champ Beach with a Labor Day Parade down Port Henry's Main Street @ 1 pm will have a Quadricentennial theme. Westport Marina celebrates its 43rd annual Lobsterfest Weekend with cardboard boat races, BBQ dinner and dacing. Sunday's Chix BBQ has been sold out but come for face painting, balloon art of the Kayak races. Long Lake's Mt. Sabattis Pavilion will host a BBQ, music from the Fulton Chain Gang and fireworks. For those interested in the Festivals, here are a few: The first annual Hobo Festival ( read more about the music scene in Adirondack Almanack ) which will take place on Depot Street in Saranac Lake not "the big rock candy mountain" and the Irish Festival which will include hay bale tossing and keg lifting. In my world that just spells "family reunion." To attend an Irish

The Joy of Giving

My children have mastered with great success the joy of getting. Whether it is a birthday party or a trip to the store, they have quite a bit of freedom of choice. They choose their snacks, vote on meals and certainly have strong opinions on the gifts they would like to receive. Since they know nothing else, they do not realize that other people may not have as many choices available. The more challenging aspect of parenting, for me, is to strengthen a generous spirit. As with everything it is teaching by example and I can only hope to show my children the same generous nature my parents showed to me. Since I am not the perfect example of parenting, sometimes life presents the opportunity to help me make giving tangible. The Joy of Giving Party’s whole purpose is to foster altruism in children in the hopes that cultivating an unselfish behavior when young will inspire such behavior as adults. Each family is asked to bring an unwrapped gift (new or used) that has real meaning to the ch