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February 20, 2014

Ice skating, Owl Prowl among winter break options

Looking for something to do as winter break continues?

Here are some family-fun ideas:

TODAY

February Break Winter Explorers. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hiking, trapping and tracking and building snow forts. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb.

Winter Homes. Noon, The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake. Discover how animals get cozy in winter weather. At 1 p.m., join the skunks to see how they survive tough Adirondack winters. Adults (15 through 64), $17; youth (4 through 14), $10; seniors, (65-plus); 3 and younger and members, free.

FRIDAY

Family Ice Skating. 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., SUNY Plattsburgh Field House. Free ice time, open to all Clinton County residents. Skate rentals will be available for $2 a pair. Co-sponsored by Plattsburgh Pediatrics.

Winter Owl Prowl. 7:30 p.m., Visitors Interpretive Center, 8023 Route 30, Paul Smiths. Led by Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister, to discuss owl history, learn some call notes and listen for them. Preregister at 327-6241 or email bmcdonnell@paulsmiths.edu.

Frigid Friday. All day, The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake. Get outside and try snowshoeing and meet adaptable animals. Adults (15 through 64), $17; youth (4 through 14), $10; seniors, (65-plus); 3 and younger and members, free.

All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Peru Fire Department, 752 Bear Swamp Road. $8 per person.

Hearty Kids Organ Wise Guys. 9 to 11 a.m., Crete Civic Center. Activities, games to teach kids ages 8 to 12 how their body works and how to keep their organs in healthy shape. Healthy snack. Open to Clinton County residents. Co-sponsored by the Clinton County Youth Bureau and City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department. Preregister at 565-4750.

SATURDAY

Therapy Dog Library Visit. 10:30 a.m., Children’s Room,109 Main St., Saranac Lake. Tail-wagging tutors will listen to stories read by the children.

Harry Potter-inspired Wand-Making Workshop. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Imaginarium Children’s Museum, 4709 Route 9, Plattsburgh. $6 per child includes admission to exhibit hall. Pre-register at 324-7426.

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