2014 Winter Carnival Schedule Summary

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Rotary Variety Show dancing
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2014 SCHEDULE: Celtic Carnival

* NOTE: An asterisk means this entry is listed for informational purposes only and is not an official Winter Carnival event.

$ NOTE: A dollar sign means there is a cost invloved with this event.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

5:30 p.m. 15th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner (Red Fox Restaurant, $, call 891-1286 for reservations)

3 p.m.  North Country Community College Training for Fry Pan and Snow Ball Toss (NCCC Soccer Field - across from Sparks Athletic Facility)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 - first day

4 p.m. High Tea* (Left Bank Café, $)

7-9 p.m. Music - Theresa Hartford* (Left Bank Café)

7:30 p.m. Women's Civic Chamber Coronation of Winter Carnival Royalty (Harrietstown Town Hall)

Post-Coronation – Winter Carnival Royalty Reception (Waterhole Upstairs music lounge, cash bar)

Post-Coronation – Music – Yard Sale* (Waterhole)

8 p.m. - 2 a.m. Music – Free Juke Box* (Captain Cook's Bar & Grill)

10:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. – Music - Cosmic Bowling Dance Party with DJ Funky Cold Medina* (Romano's Saranac Lanes)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

9 a.m. 1st Humble Pie Chess Tournament (USCF-rated event, USCF membership required). Registration followed by event at 10 a.m. (Saranac Village at Will Rogers)

10 a.m. NBT Bank Ice Palace Fun Run (4 miles) (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

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

11 a.m. Casella Waste Curling Exhibition (Lake Flower near the Ice Palace)

11 a.m. Paul Smith's College Woodsmen's Exhibition (Riverside Park)

12 p.m. Casella Waste "Hit the Button" Curling Competition (Ice Palace, $)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Petrova Winter Carnival* (Petrova Elementary School Cafeteria, $)

12:30 p.m. Taylor Rental Ladies' Fry Pan Toss (Riverside Park, $) Registration is at the event.

2:30 p.m. Women's Civic Chamber "Great Celtic Treasure Quest" Treasure Hunt – Follow the Clues (Riverside Park, $)

4 p.m. High Tea* (Left Bank Café, $)

4-7 p.m. St. Bernard's School Education Council Spaghetti Dinner* (St. Bernard's School Cafeteria, $)

4 p.m. Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Concert with Inisheer (Harrietstown Town Hall)

7 p.m. Lighting of the Ice Palace and Cape Air Opening Fireworks Display (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

8 p.m. Music – Emish* (BluSeed Studios BluStage, $)

8-10 p.m. Winter Carnival Celtic Jam (Harriettstown Town Hall) All musicians are welcome. Sponsored by Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Dockery Chiropractic

9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Music – DJ Mike & Bob & Raffle for Atlantic City Weekend Getaway* (Drawing at 11 p.m.) (Captain Cook's Bar & Grill)

10 p.m. Music – EMEFE with Mosaic Foundation opening* (Waterhole, $)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2

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

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

12-1 p.m. Book Signing with Andy Flynn, author of "Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memories," and Caperton Tissot, author of "Saranac Lake's Ice Palace: A History of Winter Carnival's Crown Jewel" (Winter Carnival Headquarters)

12-3 p.m. Blue Line Brewery Arctic Golf (Village Park next to the State Boat Launch)

12:15 p.m. Mayor's Snowball Toss Tournament Challenge (Riverside Park) Registration followed by event at 1 p.m. and any donations from event will benefit High Peaks Hospice.

1 p.m. H&R Block Ultimate Frisbee Games (Saranac Lake High School Football Field, call 637-2067 for more information)

2:30 p.m. Woltner Summit Contracting Spike of the Ice Icicle Contest (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch) Judging at 3 p.m.

4 p.m. High Tea* (Left Bank Café, $)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

7 p.m. Interfaith Service in Celebration* (St. Luke's Church)

7 p.m. Bingo* (Saranac Lake Adult Center)

7:30 p.m. Movie - "Into the West" and Porky Pig cartoon* (Downhill Grill, donation requested) Sponsored by Saranac Lake Classic Film Festival

7:30 p.m.  Music – Celtic Concert with Jubal Consort and the Barn Cats* (Saranac Lake Laboratory Museum, $)

8-11 p.m. Music - The Reel Jig Band* (Grizle T's)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

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

5:30 p.m. Grand Marshal Reception (Red Fox Restaurant, cash bar)

        "The page dinners have been supplied by Adirondack Motel"

6:30 p.m. Royalty Dinner (Red Fox Restaurant, $)

8:15 p.m. Firemen's Broomball* (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

10 p.m. Music – Blind Owl Band* (Waterhole)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

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

10 p.m. - 2 a.m. Music - Karaoke with Keith King* (Romano's Saranac Lanes)

10 p.m. Music – Sophistafunk with Groovestick opening* (Waterhole, $)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

2:30-6:30 p.m. 25th Annual Winter Book Sale* (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, $)

6 p.m. American Management Association Torchlight Skiing and Fireworks (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center)

6-9 p.m. Music - The Celtic Bunnies* (Blue Moon Café)

7:30 p.m. Music – Rushad Eggelston* (Pendragon Theatre, $)

8:15 p.m. Firemen's Broomball* (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

10 p.m. Music – Start Making Sense with Big Mean Sound Machine opening* (Waterhole, $)

10 p.m. - 1 a.m. Music - Cosmic Bowling Dance Party with DJ Funky Cold Medina* (Romano's Saranac Lanes)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

9 a.m. Saranac Lake Teachers' Association Children's Skating Races (Saranac Lake Civic Center)

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 25th Annual Winter Book Sale* (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, $)

12 p.m. Adirondack Bank Innertube Races (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $)

4 p.m. High Tea* (Left Bank Café, $)

4-6:30 p.m. SLHS Parent Faculty Organization Pizza Dinner* (First United Methodist Church, $) Sponsored by SLHS Parent Faculty Organization.

5-7 p.m. Opening Reception for "Our Kinda Town" Month Long Exhibition and Silent Auction to benefit Historic Saranac Lake* (Adirondack Artists Guild)

5-8 p.m. Music – Big Boss Sausage Acoustic* (Captain Cook's Bar & Grill)

5:30 p.m. Downtown Saranac Lake Outdoor Movie Night - Disney Pixar's "Brave" (Berkeley Green)

7:30 p.m. Rotary Club Variety Show (Harrietstown Town Hall, $)

8 p.m. Music - Lewis and Clement Expedition* (Belvedere Restaurant)

9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Music – The Cop Outs (Celtic Rock)* (Captain Cook's Bar & Grill)

10 p.m. Music – Conehead Buddha with The Blind Spots opening* (Waterhole, $)

10 p.m. - 2 .a.m. Music - Karaoke with Keith King* (Romano's Saranac Lanes)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

8-12 p.m. Mason's Pancake Breakfast* (Saranac Lake Adult Center, $) Sponsored by Whiteface Mountain Lodge 789 Masonic Temple.

8:30-9:30 a.m. McDonald's Breakfast with the Winter Carnival Characters (McDonald's, $)

10 a.m. Meet the Winter Carnival Characters (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

10 a.m. Can-Am Snow Rugby Game (Saranac Lake High School Track Field. Call 524-5841 for details.)

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 25th Annual Winter Book Sale (Saranac Lake Free Library, Cantwell Community Room, $)

10:30 a.m. - 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 - 4 p.m. - Paul Smith's College Alumni Tent with Refreshments* (Nonna Fina, $)

12 p.m. Gala Parade Line-up (Register at Hyde's Mobil. Line up on Upper Broadway.)

1 p.m. Gala Parade (Broadway and Main Street from Ampersand Avenue to LaPan Highway)

Post-Parade Winter Carnival Parade Bands Sound-Off (Harrietstown Town Hall)

2 p.m. Music – Blind Owl Band* (Waterhole)

2:15-4:15 p.m.  Music – The Reel Jig Band* (Romano’s Saranac Lanes)

2:30-6 p.m. Open Chess Tournament (Saranac Lake Adult Center) Open to all ages (children need adult chaperone). Sponsored by Saranac Village at Will Rogers Chess Knights.

3-4 p.m. Book Signing with Andy Flynn, author of "Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memories" (Harrietstown Town Hall)

3 p.m. Music - Cooter & The Crawlies* (Rusty Nail)

3-7 p.m. Saranac Lake Girl Scout Troop Spaghetti Dinner* (First United Methodist Church, $)

5-9 p.m.  Music – Legend* (Romano’s Saranac Lanes)

6 p.m. Music - Josh Clement & The Anorthosites* (Rusty Nail)

7 p.m. Music – Annie in the Water* (Captain Cook's Bar & Grill)

7-9 p.m. Music - Susan Grimm and Celtic Quartet* (Left Bank Café)

7 p.m. Music – Half Circle* (Charlie's Inn in Lake Clear)

8 p.m. "Sherlock Holmes Radio Plays"* (Pendragon Theatre, $)

8:30 p.m. Music – Big Boss Sausage Acoustic* (Captain Cook's Bar & Grill)

10 p.m. Music – Lucid* (Waterhole, $)

10 p.m. - 2 a.m. Music – Damaged Goods* (Romano’s Saranac Lanes)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - last day

10 a.m. Community Bank Adult Cross-Country Ski Races (Dewey Mountain, $. Call 891-2697.)

11 a.m. Casey McHugh Pond Hockey Tournament (Bloomingdale Fields, $. Contact 637-4669 for details.)

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

11 a.m. Snowshoe Softball (Elks Field, John Munn Road, $)

12 p.m. First Niagara Youth Cross-Country Ski Races (Dewey Mountain, $. Call 891-2697)

12-1 p.m. Book Signing with Andy Flynn, author of "Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memories," and Caperton Tissot, author of "Saranac Lake's Ice Palace: A History of Winter Carnival's Crown Jewel" (Winter Carnival Headquarters)

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

2 p.m. CVAEYC and Lake Champlain Pools Kiddie Parade (Saranac Lake Free Library to Harrietstown Town Hall)

2 p.m. Music – Tim Herron Trio* (Waterhole)

3 p.m. 19th Annual Saranac Lake Young Arts Association Winter Carnival Baroque Concert (First United Methodist Church, donation requested)

4 p.m. "Sherlock Holmes Radio Plays"* (Pendragon Theatre, $)

4-7 p.m. Music – Annie in the Water* (Captain Cook's Bar & Grill)

7:30 p.m. I Love NY Winter Carnival Slide Show (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

8 p.m. Guide Boat Realty "Storming the Palace" Closing Fireworks Display (Ice Palace, State Boat Launch)

Tuesday, February 11

6 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Committee meeting (SLHS Large Group Instruction Room. All are welcome.)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Post-Winter Carnival Slide Show (Saranac Village at Will Rogers)

thursday, February 27

6 p.m. Winter Carnival Volunteer Recognition Dinner (Moose Club)

2015 WINTER CARNIVAL

Feb. 6-15, 2015

 

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Can-Am Rugby Tournament
American Management Association
First Niagra
Community Bank
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Winter Carnival Committee Seeks Volunteers
2014-09-07 - SARANAC LAKE – Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee are seeking volunteers to help them plan and facilitate the next 10-day festival, set for February 6 - 15, 2015.
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