Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Adirondack Kids Day in Inlet On Saturday

IMG_5773Inlet’s Adirondack Kids Day will be held this Saturday, October 4 from 10 am to 3 pm. Organized by the Adirondack Kids book series authors Gary and Justin VanRiper with the assistance of Kiwanis of the Central Adirondacks, Adirondack Kids Day offers a chance for families to meet children’s authors and illustrators, learn new skills and enjoy a day of free activities.

The day kicks-off with a pancake breakfast at the Inlet Fire Hall benefiting the Inlet Common School Parents/Teacher Partnership. It’s a delicious way to start off a day full of activities. There are only a few activities that have a fee and food is one of them. Two other activities that require admission are playing mini-golf at Putterfingers and building a stuffed animal at the Inlet Youth Animal Workshop. Both are reasonably priced, but there are also enough free activities to fill the rest of they day.

Joyce Snavlin and Linda Reed of “Adirondack ABCs” are hosting a “Learn to Draw” clinic at the Inlet Library while artist Maggie Henry will once again provide face painting. Other events include knot-tying workshops, horseback riding, balloon animals, bounce house and a petting zoo. Make time to meet with Marke Manske of Adirondack Raptors and visit with Smokey Bear. From noon to 3:00 pm over a dozen authors and illustrators will be available for book signings at the Adirondack Reader.

French Louie ADK Sports provides all equipment for the annual Catch and Release Kids Fishing Derby with the help of the Inlet Area Business Association. Open to all children 12 and under and accompanied by an adult, the Fishing Derby is a wonderful way to introduce children to the sport of fishing. A boat ride is provided through the channel at Arrowhead Park to the dock at Fifth Lake. There are also prizes awarded in different categories like “biggest fish” and “most fish caught,” but contestants must be present at 3 pm to win.

 Schedules and maps for the October 4 event will be at the Kiwanis Information Area at Chambers Commons, near the Adirondack Reader and French Louis.

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Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time. She writes about ways to foster imaginative play through fun-filled events and activities in the Adirondack region.

From her home in Saranac Lake, Diane also writes a weekly family-oriented newspaper column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and keeps her own blog Adirondack Family Time. Her writing and photography has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, marketing companies and advertising agencies.

She even finds time to assist her husband with Adirondack Expeditions guiding families and young adults in the High Peaks.

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