Taking the plunge for Winter Carnival: schedule of events

Friday, Feb. 1

-5 to 7 p.m.: opening reception “Arts & Flowers: the Village Improvement Society” (Adirondack Artists Guild)

-5 to 7p.m.: opening reception “Abstraction” (Bluseed Studios)

-7:30 p.m.: Coronation Of Carnival Royalty (Harrietstown Town Hall) Sponsored By Women’s Civic Chamber

Post Coronation: Reception following the ceremony, B. P. O. Elks Lodge No. 1508, cash bar

-8 p.m.: 2 a.m.: Free Juke Box all night long (Captain Cook’s)

-9:30 p.m., Music: Barika (The Waterhole, $) presented by The Pat McAvoy Experiment

Saturday, Feb. 2

-10 a.m.: Ice Palace Fun Run (4 miles) (Ice Palace)

-10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 20th Annual New York State Women, Inc. Chocolate Festival (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)

-10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Lutheran Church Women’s Craft Sale (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)

-11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Petrova Winter Carnival (fun for kids) (Petrova Elementary School Cafeteria, $)

-11 a.m.: The Curling Exhibition (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

-11 a.m.: Paul Smith’s College Woodsmen’s Exhibition (Riverside Park)

-12:30 p.m.: NBT Bank Ladies’ Fry Pan Toss (Riverside Park, $) Competition Fry Pan supplied by Amanda’s Village Motel, prizes supplied by Lodge Manufacturing

-2:30 p.m.: “Hunt for the Trident” treasure hunt, follow the clues (Riverside Park, $) Sponsored by the Women’s Civic Chamber

-4:30 to 7 p.m.: Parent Faculty Organization Chicken & Biscuits Dinner* (Methodist Church, $) more details to follow

-7 p.m.: Lighting Of Ice Palace, Guide Boat Realty Opening Fireworks Display (State Boat Launch)

-8 p.m.: Music – Joe Crookston (Bluseed Studios BluStage, $)*

-9 p.m. to 2 a.m.: DJ, Atlantic City trip giveaway (Captain Cook’s)

-9:30 p.m.: Music Hot Day at the Zoo & The Blind Owl Band (The Waterhole, $)* presented by Fiddler’s Picnic & Upstate Live

-10 p.m. to 2 a.m.:: Karaoke (Romano’s Saranac Lanes)*

Sunday, Feb. 3

-11 a.m.: White Stag Downhill Ski Races. (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $)

-11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Georgiana Rickard on Piano (Left Bank Cafe)*

-11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Arctic Bar-B-Que (Mount Pisgah Ski Center, $) Presented by the Friends of Mount Pisgah*

-1 p.m.: Mayor’s Snowball Toss Tournament Challenge (Riverside Park) Register at the event

-1 p.m., 3:30 p.m.: 9-Pin No-Tap Bowling Tournament (Romano’s Saranac Lanes, call 891-8301, $)

-1 to 3 p.m.: H & R Block Ultimate Frisbee Games (Petrova Athletic Fields, call 637-2067 for more information)

-2:30 p.m.: The Spike of Ice Icicle Contest (Ice Palace), judging at 3:30, Support provided by Woltner Summit Contracting, LLC

Monday, Feb. 4

-7 p.m.: Interfaith Service in Celebration (St. Luke’s Church)

-7 p.m.: Bingo (Saranac Lake Adult Center)

– “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” w/cartoon Sponsored by the Saranac Lake Classic Film Festival (Downhill Grill)

-9:30 p.m.: Music – Rusty Doves (The Waterhole downstairs)*

Tuesday, Feb. 5

-3:30 p.m.: Scavenger Hunt for Middle School Students (Saranac Lake Youth Center)

-5:30 p.m.: Grand Marshal Reception (B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1508, cash bar)

-6:30 p.m.: Royalty Dinner (B.P.O. Elks #1508, $30), reservations by Feb. 1, call 891-4367, catered by Little Italy, Pages meals provided by Adirondack Motel

-9:30 p.m.: Music – Sven Curth & Dick Fitzs (The Waterhole downstairs)*

Wednesday, Feb. 6

-6 p.m.: Curtis Lumber Snowshoe Races (all ages) (Dewey Mountain, call 891-2697, $)

-8:15 p.m.: Firemen’s Broomball (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

-9:30 p.m.: Music: Twiddle (The Waterhole, $)

Thursday, Feb. 7

-12 p.m.: “Tales of the Sea”, Stories of visiting Norwegian sailors (Saranac Laboratory Museum, Historic Saranac Lake)

-2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: 24th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, 109 Main St., $) Books, Videocassettes, DVDs, Audio Books, Puzzles

-6 p.m.: Torchlight Skiing (Mount Pisgah Ski Center) Fireworks to follow

-7 p.m.: “So Dreams the Sea: Odes from the Deep”, a Literary Celebration (Luna Java Coffee House)*

-9 p.m.: Music – Donna the Buffalo & Driftwood (The Waterhole, $)

Friday, Feb. 8

-10 a.m.: Adirondack Bank Innertube Races (Mount Pisgah, $)

-10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 24th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, 109 Main St., $) Books, Videocassettes, DVDs, Audio Books, Puzzles

-12:30 p.m.: First Niagara Children’s Skating Races (Saranac Lake Civic Center, $)

-5 to 8 p.m.: Big Boss Sausage Acoustic (Captain Cook’s, $)

-6 p.m.: Downtown Saranac Lake Outdoor Movie Night (Berkley Green)

-7 p.m.: Dust Bunnies (Left Bank Cafe, $)

-7:30 p.m.: Rotary Club Variety Show (Harrietstown Town Hall; $13 advance, $20 at the door)

-9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Reflections Classic Rock (Captain Cook’s, $)

-9:30 p.m.: Music -?Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band (The Waterhole, $)*

-10 p.m. to close: DJ & Dance Party (Romano’s Saranac Lanes)

-TBA: Firemen’s Broomball (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

Saturday, Feb. 9

-8:30 to 11 a.m.: Mason’s Pancake Breakfast (Saranac Lake Adult Center, 136 Broadway, $) Sponsored by Whiteface Mountain Lodge 789 Masonic Temple

  • 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast at McDonalds with Carnival Characters (McDonalds, $)
  • 10 to 11 a.m.: Meet the Carnival Characters (Ice Palace)

-10 a.m.: Snow Rugby Game sponsored by Can-Am Rugby (Petrova School Athletic Field) call 524-5841 for details

-10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 24th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, 109 Main St., $) Books, Videocassettes, DVDs, Audio Books, Puzzles

-10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Lion’s Club Chili Sale (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)*

-11 a.m.: Paul Smith’s College Woodsmen’s Exhibition (Riverside Park)

-12 to 4 p.m.: Paul Smith’s College Alumni Reunion (under the heated tent in the Sears parking lot, no charge, cash bar)

-12 p.m.: Parade Line Up (Lake Colby Drive)

-1 p.m.: Gala Parade – (Broadway & Main Street from Ampersand Ave to Lapan Highway)

Following Parade Band Concert, Harrietstown Town Hall. After the Parade – Music by The Blind Owl Band (The Waterhole, $)

-After the Parade: 7 p.m.: Music by Bad Dogs (Captain Cook’s, $)

-4 to 8 p.m.: Backspin (Romano’s Saranac Lanes)*

-7:30 p.m.: Pendragon Theatre, “Terra Nova” (call 891-9052 for reservations, $)

-8:30 p.m.: Music by Big Boss Sausage (Captain Cook’s,$)

-10 p.m.: Music: Lucid and Flabberghaster (The Waterhole, $)

-10 p.m. to 2 a.m.: Damaged Goods (Romano’s Saranac Lanes)

Sunday, Feb. 10

-10 a.m.: Casella Waste Adult X-C Skiing (Dewey Mountain., call 891-2697, $)

-11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Georgiana Rickard on Piano (Left Bank Cafe)

-11 a.m.: Bionique Snowflake Volleyball Tournament (Saranac Lake Civic Center Rotary Field, $)

-11 a.m.: Showshoe Softball (Elks Field, John Munn Road, $)

-11 a.m.: Casey McHugh Pond Hockey Tournament (Bloomingdale Fields, $) contact 518/637-4669 for information

-12 p.m.: Saranac Lake Teachers Association Kids X-C Ski Races (Dewey Mountain, call 891-2697, $)

-12:30 to 3 p.m.: Snowy Owl Face Painting for children (Harrietstown Town Hall)

-2 p.m.: Kiddie Parade sponsored by Lake Champlain Pools, Spas and Stoves. (From the Saranac Lake Free Library to the Town Hall)

-2 p.m.: Music by Tim Herron & Eric McElveen (The Waterhole)*

-3 p.m.: 18th Annual Winter Carnival Baroque Concert (Methodist Church, Donation)

-7:30 p.m.: Cape Air/American Management Association Carnival Slide Show (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

-8 p.m.: Guide Boat Realty “Storming the Palace” Fireworks Display (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

Thursday, Feb. 14

-2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: Post-Carnival Cape Air Slide Show (Saranac Village at Will Rogers)