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February 17, 2014

North Country offers vacation fun

PLATTSBURGH — It’s winter break for schools across the North Country. 

Some families are away on vacation; other students have gone on the North Country Mission of Hope trip to Nicaragua.

For kids who are enjoying their time off at home, there is plenty to do, especially with a new blanket of snow on the ground.

Here is a look at some of what is happening in this area:


Presidents Day fun. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Imaginarium Children’s Museum, 4709 Route 9, Plattsburgh. Special activities. $5 per person.

Santanoni Winter Weekend. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Newcomb Lake. Cross-country skiers and snowshoers will have access to the historic camp properties to rest and view interpretative displays from the Gate House to the main lodge complex. Contact AARCH at 834-9328 for additional information.

Mammal Monday. 1 p.m., The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake. With SUNY ESF Wildlife Technician Charlotte Demers and winter adaptations of animals; 2 p.m. walk along the trails. Adults (15 through 64), $17; youth (4 through 14), $10; seniors, (65-plus); 3 and younger and members, free.


Evening Story Program. 5:30 p.m., Children’s Room, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St. Terri Perkins will present stories about “Making Friends.”

Tour by Historic Saranac Lake. 10:30 a.m., Meet inside the Park Avenue gates. Tour the grounds of the former Trudeau Sanatorium. $5 per person, children and members free. Reserve by noon day before by calling 891-4606.

Snowball/Hearty Kids. 9 to 11 a.m., Crete Memorial Civic Center, Plattsburgh. Social, recreational, cultural and educational events designed for ages 8 through 12. Complete calendar of events at Preregistration required. Program also runs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Snowball/Family Outdoor Adventure. 2 to 4 p.m., Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Program. Cadyville Recreation Park. Preregistration required at Clinton County Youth Bureau by calling 565-4750. Program also runs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Harlem Globetrotters Fans Rule World Tour. 7 p.m., Olympic Center, Lake Placid. Online voting to choose which new game-changing rules they want to see in their hometown, Tickets available at or 523-3330.

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