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EVENTS  

TODAY (FRIDAY, DEC. 7)

10th Holiday Village Stroll. All evening, Lake Placid. 5 to 7 p.m., Skating Party in the 1932 Arena, Lake Placid, rentals available; 6 to 9 p.m., Ugly Sweater Party, The Cottage Restaurant, 77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid. Entire schedule: http://www.holidayvillagestroll.com/what-we-do.

38th-annual Lights of Memory and Wreath Service. 5 p.m., Trinity Park, Plattsburgh. North Country Veterans Association Post #1 and employees of Dannemora Federal Credit Union installed red, white and blue lights and memorial wreaths around the monument fence for the ceremony to pay tribute to local military members both past and present. Free. 

Fifth-annual Schuyler Falls Tree Lighting Ceremony. 6 p.m., Town Hall, 997 Mason St., Morrisonville. Free. Doors to the Town Hall will open at 5:15 pm. Town Council member will read "‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. Light snacks (hot chocolate, eggnog, cider, donuts and cookies) available. Community groups will share their information and schedules of holiday events. Special guest for the children. 5:45 p.m., gather outside in front of the Town Hall to sing holiday carols around the tree. Tree is lit at 6 p.m. sharp. Sponsored by the Town of Schuyler Falls.

Friday Night Family Swim. 5 to 7 p.m., CVPH Wellness & Fitness Center, 295 New York Road, Plattsburgh. $2 per person. Kids under 16 require parent or guardian present; under 8 need parent or guardian in the water. Only personal life-vests or swimming floaties allowed.

Spaghetti Dinner and Advent Storytelling Time. Dinner 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., storytime after, Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman St., Plattsburgh. Free. 

Fort Covington Adult Center Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony. 6 p.m., 2526 Chateaugay St., Fort Covington, outside. Refreshments served. Buy bulbs ahead of time at $1 each. Stop in or call 518-358-4895 or 518-358-2817.

Christmas Parade of Toys and Tree Lighting. 6:45 p.m., Rouse Park, Lake St., Rouses Point. Santa and Mrs. Claus lead the parade of children and their favorite stuffed toys to Peg Huchro Memorial Gazebo near the Village Office for tree lighting, chats with Santa and Mrs. Santa, hot chocolate and cookies. Dodge Memorial Library will hand out Christmas books.

"Crazy Rich Asians." 7 p.m., Chateaugay Town Hall Theater, 191 East Main St. PG-13. Movie tickets $3 each; $10 family.

SATURDAY, DEC. 8

10th Holiday Village Stroll. All day, Lake Placid. 8:30 a.m., Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Village Beach (registration, 7 a.m.), $100 cash prize for best holiday-themed costume, bring unwrapped toy for needy kids; 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Breakfast with Santa, Hotel North Woods; 11 to 11:30 a.m., Holiday Story Time, Mirror Lake Inn; noon to 1 p.m., Santa arrives at Mid's Park; 12:30 to 2 p.m., Children's Holiday Crafts, High Peaks Resort; 2 to 3 p.m., create holiday greeting cards, Lake Placid Public Library; 2:30 to 4 p.m., Soup, Chili, Chowder Tasting, Competition, Main Street; 4:30 p.m., High Peaks Resort Yule Log Hunt (meet on Lake House lawn, light the log at Mid's Park immediately after hunt); 5 p.m., Mid's Park Holiday Celebration with Tree Lighting and LPCS Chorus performance; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Cookie decorating, hot chocolate for kids, glogg and snacks for adults, second-floor lobby, Hotel North Wood. Entire schedule: http://www.holidayvillagestroll.com/what-we-do.

Keeseville United Methodist Church Annual Christmas Gala. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Keeseville Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Keeseville. Vendors with gift baskets, jewelry, unique country and craft items and baked goods. A $6 luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Ugly Sweater Fun Run/Walk. 9 a.m., BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St., Saranac Lake. Registration funds free spring-break art classes for local students. Register at bluseedstudios.org. $20 for adults, $5 for students, seniors and leashed pets.

Seventh-annual North Country Christmas Craft Fair. 9 to 3 p.m., St. Alexander's Church, Morrisonville. Local vendors, bake shop, basket raffle, more. Buy lunch at Padre's Café. 

Evergreen Walk. 10 to 11 a.m., Point au Roche State Park, 19 Camp Red Cloud Road, Beekmantown. Park naturalist leads guided nature walk to see what is happening in the park in transition to winter, including tree species that stay green all year. About 1 mile on easy trails. All ages welcome.

Holiday Book Sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lower level, Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., Plattsburgh. $2 per bag, or $1 if you bring your own. 

Christmas Bingo. Doors open at noon, bingo at 2 p.m., Peru Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 309, 710 Pleasant St., Peru. To benefit VFW and Auxiliary veterans and their families.

Shopping & Spirits. Noon to 4 and 5 to 9 p.m., former Rue 21 store, Champlain Centre mall, 60 Smithfield Boulevard, Plattsburgh. Kids Corner Holiday Craft Activities, with spirits served for over 21 only from 5 to 9. Admission is $3 for all day, includes chance for door prize and auction ticket. Hosted by Plattsburgh Relay for Life.

Village of Champlain Christmas Fun. 1 to 2:30 p.m., holiday crafts for children, Champlain Meeting House, 1104 Route 9/Main Street; 2:30 p.m., Candy Cane Hunt, village playground; 6:30 p.m., Tree Lighting and visit with Santa, Paquette Park, Route 9/Main Street.

Public Skate. 3 to 5 p.m., Plattsburgh State Field House,167 Rugar St., Plattsburgh. $3 for the public, $2 with SUNY Plattsburgh ID. 

Mission of Hope Fundraiser. 4 to 8 p.m., sweetFrog, 206 Consumer Square, Plattsburgh. 25 percent of sales will go to North Country Mission of Hope. 

Soup Social and Holiday Sing-along. 5 p.m., Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, 3446 State Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake. Bring your favorite soup, chowder or chili to share. Free. 

Cadyville Community Tree Lighting. 5 to 7 p.m., Cadyville Fire Station, 2122 Route 3. Refreshments available; bring a dessert to share. Wagon rides with caroling throughout evening. Free. 

"Oliver!" 7 p.m., The Newman Center, 90 Broad St., Plattsburgh. The Newman Center film series will present a 50th-anniversary screening of 1968's multi-Oscar winning musical. Considered the ultimate adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist," film will be shown in wide-screen cinemascope and reel-to-reel Technicolor. Free, with donations welcome. 

SUNDAY, DEC. 9

Plattsburgh District #3 Fire Department Breakfast with Santa. 8 to 11 a.m., District 3 station, 128 Wallace Hill Road. Santa's arriving on a fire truck to see the children at this event, which features pancakes with choice of blueberries, chocolate chips; French toast, scrambled egges, bacon, sausage, ham, home fries, coffee, tea, orange juice, hot chocolate. $8, adults; $6, seniors, kids 5-11; free for kids under 5.

10th Holiday Village Stroll. All day, Lake Placid. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Breakfast with Santa, Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa; 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Breakfast with Santa, Dancing Bears Restaurant; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Whiteface Mountain, dress as Santa for free lift ticket; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Candy House Making, Generations Tap & Grill, 2545 Main St.; 11 a.m., "The Polar Express" free screening, Palace Theater; 6 p.m., Skating Club of Lake Placid Holiday Skating Show, Olympic Arena, $6, adults; $4, seniors, children; free for under 3. Entire schedule: http://www.holidayvillagestroll.com/what-we-do.

"Occasions for Goodness to Arise in the World."  10 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, 4 Palmer St. Plattsburgh. In the midst of turmoil and a world that may seem unbalanced and burning, it is still possible to cultivate qualities that provide the ground for goodness to arise. Luis Sierra will provide points for reflection and direction.

Wreath Placement. 1 p.m., Essex County Veterans Cemetery, 1205 County Highway 8, Westport. The Essex County Veterans Cemetery Committee, part of the Elizabethtown American Legion, will be placing wreaths on the graves of the 61 veterans interred at the County Veterans Cemetery.

Public Swim. 2 to 4 p.m., Ausable Valley Central School, 1273 Route 9, Clintonville. Free.  

"A Christmas Carol" Radio Play and Holiday Activities. 3 p.m., Whallonsburg Grange, 1610 Route 22, Wallonsburg. Swing dancing and holiday refreshments, main hall; cookie baking, ornament making, downstairs community room. 4 p.m., radio play with huge cast of local actors, live music, sound effects, carol singing. $10 suggested donation; free for children. Food pantry benefit.

Skating Club of the Adirondacks' Holiday Skating Show. 4 p.m., SUNY Plattsburgh Field House, 167 Rugar St. $5, adults; $3, students ages 5-17,seniors 65 and older. Free, 4 and under. Public skating after the show with skate rentals for $3.

Moriah Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade of Lights. 5 p.m., bandstand by Amtrak station in Port Henry for tree lighting, followed by parade, which starts at Port Henry firehouse, goes down Church Street, up College Street, down Broad Street, then Main Street to the bandstand. Coyote Ridge Riders 4-H kids serve food; Girl Scouts, church members sing carols. Names for tree, $5 each, at Moriah Chamber, Box 34, Port Henry NY 12974.

UUFP Meditation Group. 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, 4 Palmer St. A 45-minute session, which typically begins with yoga, leading to a meditation period. Bring your own mats and cushions.

MONDAY, DEC. 10

Holiday Story reading. 5:15 to 5:30 p.m., "The Story of the Little Reinbear," an original story by North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas, will be read on WIRY/Hometown Radio 1340 AM. 

TUESDAY, DEC. 11

Blue Christmas Prayer Service. 7 p.m., Christ & St. John's Episcopal Church, 18 Butternut St., Champlain. Prayer service for those enduring pain or loss during this holiday season. 

Search for Meaning Adult Discussion Group. 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, 4 Palmer St. The group is exploring “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari. 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12

Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing. 1 to 2:30 p.m., Cadyville Recreational Park, 114 Goddeau Road, Cadyville. Try out some snowshoes or cross-country skis. Free; equipment is offered first come, first served basis. Bring your own equipment and meet new people or try new trails. 

UU Book Club.  1:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, 4 Palmer St. Attendees invited to bring and discuss a book from the list of Man Booker prizewinners.

THURSDAY, DEC. 13

Public Swim. 7 to 9 p.m., Ausable Valley Central School, 1273 Route 9, Clintonville. Free. 

FRIDAY, DEC. 14

Friday Night Family Swim. 5 to 7 p.m., CVPH Wellness & Fitness Center, 295 New York Road, Plattsburgh. $2 per person. Kids under 16 require parent or guardian present; under 8 need parent or guardian in the water. Only personal life-vests or swimming floaties allowed.

Wrapping Party. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, 4 Palmer St.  Bring gifts to wrap and paper.

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again." 7 p.m., Chateaugay Town Hall Theater, 191 East Main St. PG-13. Tickets $3 each; $10 family.

Community Outreach Assisting People in Need/Homeless. 10 a.m. to noon, Trinity Park, Plattsburgh. Free clothes for men, women, children; also, hygiene products, blankets and more. (weather permitting.)

Holiday Story reading. 5:15 to 5:30 p.m., "The Story of the Little Reinbear," an original story by North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas will be read on WIRY/Hometown Radio 1340 AM. 

SATURDAY, DEC. 15

The Christmas Riot of 1776 Living History Event. All day, Fort Ticonderoga, 102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. Visitors participate in engaging presentations, weapons demonstrations, historic trades, and living history vignettes. Watch the disunity between officers unfold during an intense riot that plagued the American army in 1776. Free. 

Breakfast with Santa. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Parker Family Maple Farm, 1043 Slosson Road, West Chazy. Photo opportunities with Santa; pancake, eggs and sausage breakfast; Christmas cookie decorating station and a Santa-themed craft project hosted by Plattsburgh State Art Museum and D&D Meats. General admission is $10.50, $6 for ages 5-11, free under 5. Donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted for the Interfaith Food Shelf.

Play the Bird Beak Game. 10 to 11 a.m., Point au Roche State Park, 19 Camp Red Cloud Road, Beekmantown. Find out how birds find food and how to tell what they eat from their beak shapes. Learn by doing as you become birds and forage for food in the Nature Center. All ages and abilities welcome. 

Holiday Market. 1 to 4 p.m., Whallonsburg Grange Hall,1610 Route 22, Essex. Thirteen local farms and food producers selling fresh breads, meats and sausages, cheeses, produce, dried beans, eggs, jams and jellies, maple syrup, pickles, pies, candy and more. Products from local artisans available, including scarves, fleece clothing, baby blankets, fiber artwork, wreaths, handmade baskets, handpainted saws, soaps.

Holiday Event. 2 to 4 p.m., Kids Station Children’s Museum, 13 New York Road, Plattsburgh. Make holiday crafts and explore the museum. $5 per person, free for Kids Station members and kids under age 1.

UUFP Meditation Group. 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, 4 Palmer St. Plattsburgh. A 45-minute session, which typically begins with yoga, leading to a meditation period. Bring your own mats and cushions.

"Scrooge." 7 p.m., the Newman Center, 90 Broad St., Plattsburgh. The Newman Center film series will present 1970's musical "Scrooge." This musical is widely considered the greatest-ever cinematic adaptation of Charles Dickens' equally iconic "A Christmas Carol." Presented in wide-screen cinemascope on reel-to-reel Technicolor film. Free, with donations welcome.

"Face of Winter." 7:30 p.m., Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid. Tickets for screening are $20 and can be purchased by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.

SUNDAY, DEC. 16

Sermon by Drs. Jean Ann Hunt and David Stone. 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, 4 Palmer St. Plattsburgh. The fellowship pulpit welcomes the two longtime educators and advocates to its pulpit.

Public Skate. 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., Plattsburgh State Fieldhouse,167 Rugar St., Plattsburgh. $3 for the public, $2 for anyone with a SUNY Plattsburgh ID.

Public Swim. 2 to 4 p.m., Ausable Valley Central School, 1273 Route 9N, Clintonville. Free. 

Visit with Santa. 4 p.m., American Legion Post 1623, 3909 Route 374, Lyon Mountain. A present for all children in attendance provided by the Lyon Mountain Fireman's Auxiliary. Refreshments, $1 per slice pizza, cupcakes and drinks.

MONDAY, DEC. 17

Little Explorers – Winter Birds. 10 to 11 a.m., Point au Roche State Park, 19 Camp Red Cloud Road, Beekmantown. Join a park naturalist for our new nature-themed story and playtime for ages 0-5. Come for themed stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime. Explore birds that stick around during the winter, and make a bird feeder to take home.

TUESDAY, DEC. 18

42nd-annual Children’s Holiday Party. 2:30 to 4 p.m., DEC Regional Office, 1115 Route 86, Ray Brook. Santa Claus and Smokey Bear make appearances; Santa will hand out presents. Santa’s elves will also hand out balloons and paint faces. Children’s activities, cookies and juice available in the main conference room. Live holiday music provided by DEC’s house band, Environmentally Sound. Free. 

Search for Meaning Adult Discussion Group. 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, 4 Palmer St. The group is exploring “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari. A number-one bestseller, Amazon.com calls it a “groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution.”

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19

Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing. 1 to 2:30 p.m., Cadyville Recreational Park, 114 Goddeau Road, Cadyville. Free; equipment offered on first come, first served basis. Bring your own equipment and meet new people or try new trails. 

Holiday Story reading. 5:15 to 5:30 p.m., "The Story of the Little Reinbear," an original story by North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas will be read on WIRY/Hometown Radio 1340 AM. 

THURSDAY, DEC. 20

Public Swim. 7 to 9 p.m., AuSable Valley Central School, 1273 Route 9N, Clintonville. Free. 

FRIDAY, DEC. 21

Winter Solstice Walk. 4 to 6 p.m., Point au Roche State Park, 19 Camp Red Cloud Road, Beekmantown. Celebrate transition from shortest day to the longest night of the year. Explore the nature trails, then come back to the Nature Center for refreshments by the fireplace. Length of walk will be about 1.5 miles on easy trails. Bring flashlight or headlamp.

Friday Night Family Swim. 5 to 7 p.m., CVPH Wellness & Fitness Center, 295 New York Road, Plattsburgh. $2 per person. Kids under 16 require parent or guardian present; under 8 need parent or guardian in the water. Only personal life-vests or swimming floaties allowed. 

SATURDAY, DEC. 22

Winter Bird Walk and Feeder Craft. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Point au Roche State Park, 19 Camp Red Cloud Road, Beekmantown. Join a park naturalist for a guided nature walk as we search for some of the birds that stick around during the winter, then come back to the Nature Center to make a bird feeder to attract some to your yard. All ages welcome. Walk will be from 10 to 11 a.m., approximately 1-1.5 miles, on easy trails. Craft will be available after 11 a.m. Come for the walk, the craft, or both.

Public Skate. 1 to 3 p.m., Plattsburgh State Fieldhouse,167 Rugar St., Plattsburgh. $3 for the public, $2 for anyone with a SUNY Plattsburgh ID.  

SUNDAY, DEC. 23

Readers Theater: “The Christmas Truce.” 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, 4 Palmer St. Read by both youth and adults, this historical fiction account is a retelling of the remarkable events that took place on the World War I battlefield in France on Christmas Eve, 1914.

UUFP Meditation Group. 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, 4 Palmer St. Plattsburgh. A 45-minute session, which typically begins with yoga, leading to a meditation period. Bring your own mats and cushions.

MEALS

TODAY (FRIDAY, DEC. 7)

Holiday Potluck Supper. 5 p.m., Conservation Building, Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fair Grounds Road, Plattsburgh. Bring your own place setting and a dish to share.  Free. Hosted by the Algonquin Chapter of the Adirondack Mountains. 

  

SUNDAY, DEC. 9

Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 8 to 10 a.m., Applebees, 80 Centre Drive, Plattsburgh. Pre-event tickets at the Party Factory, $7 per person; $10 at the door. Proceeds to Plattsburgh Relay For Life.  

THURSDAY, DEC. 13

Baked Ham and Scalloped Potato Dinner. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Westport Federated Church, 6486 Main St. Takeouts available. $10, adults; $5, children 12 and under; preschool free. Donations of nonperishable food items for Westport Food Shelf appreciated. 

SUNDAY, JAN. 6

Knights of Columbus Council 7248 All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., St. Joseph's Church Parish Hall, 1349 Military Turnpike, Treadwell Mills, Plattsburgh. Pancakes, real maple syrup, French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, home fries, fruit cocktail, coffee, orange juice or mild. $8, adults; $4, age 6-12; free, 5 and younger.

TALKS 

THURSDAY, DEC. 13

"The Private Life of Deer." 6 to 7:30 p.m. Point au Roche State Park Nature Center, 19 Camp Red Cloud Road, Beekmantown. First installment of new "Documentary and Discussion" evening program series. View and discuss a different nature-themed documentary each month. 

MEETINGS

MONDAY, DEC. 10

Celebrate Recovery Program meeting. 6 p.m., Turnpike Wesleyan Church, 2224 Military Turnpike, Plattsburgh. Free and open to the public with no financial or commitment obligation required. Child care will be provided during meetings.

TUESDAY, DEC. 11

Town of AuSable Zoning Board Meeting. 6:30 p.m., Town Offices, 111 AuSable St., Keeseville.

Ellenburg Town Council. 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, Ellenburg Center, regular meeting.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12

CVPH Post Intensive Care Syndrome Support Group. Noon, Administrative Conference Room, Champlain Valley Physician's Hospital, Plattsburgh.

Olympic Regional Development Authority Board of Directors. 2 p.m., Olympic Center, 2634 Main St., Lake Placid. 

AuSable Town Council Meeting. 6:30 p.m., Town Offices, 111 AuSable St., Keeseville.

MONDAY, DEC. 17

Celebrate Recovery Program meeting. 6 p.m., Turnpike Wesleyan Church, 2224 Military Turnpike, Plattsburgh. Free and open to the public with no financial or commitment obligation required. Child care provided during meetings.

TUESDAY, DEC. 18

Champlain Valley Toastmasters Club. 6 to 8 p.m., Butcher Block Restaurant, 15 Booth Drive, Plattsburgh.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19 

Plattsburgh Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. 1 p.m., 4817 South Catherine St.

Home Town Cable’s Spectrum's Charter Communications’ Channel 192 Schedule.

All times: Noon, 4 p.m., 8 p.m., midnight.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 7, 8, 9: On Spectrum's Charter Communications channel 192: Home Town Cable covers the event's at Dewey Tavern, Culver Hill and Halsey's Corners that surrounded the 1814 Battle of Plattsburgh, followed by Our Little Corner with Gordie Little with Clyde Rabideau Sr., and then the recent Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service.