Friday, January 24, 2020

ADKX Offering A Range Of Winter Events

View of Blue Mountain Lake From the Adirondack MuseumEach winter  Adirondack Experience (ADKX), the museum on Blue Mountain Lake, offers Cabin Fever Sundays to bring us out of our winter retreats. The Sunday Cabin Fever lectures offer a variety of topics.

For the first time, ADKX is offering a Cabin Fever FUNday just for children. The free monthly program focusing on elementary-aged children, but all ages are welcome.

Activities are held on the ADKX campus and snacks are provided. Parents or caregivers are required to accompany their children.

Three free FUNdays are on the roster and taking place from 11:30 am to 1 pm. On Sunday, January 26th Mallory Law will offer a Tumbling for Kids class.  On February 23 there will be a Yoga and Free Movement class with Jennifer Ricupero and the last Funday is a creative movement and dance for kids class with The Dance Sanctuary.

There are also some new things on offer for adults. ADX has teamed with the Adirondack Center for Writing to launch a classic and contemporary Rustic Readers Book Club. Bring a bag lunch if you wish, but coffee and hot chocolate are provided.

The titles are all set in, or inspired by, the Adirondacks and available online. The January 29 discussion will target the 1869 book Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-life in the Adirondacks by W. H.H. Murray (available here) that inspired thousands of city-dwellers to explore the area.

The March 8 book club will focus on the real-life murder of Grace Brown during their stay on Big Moose Lake. The book An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser (available online here) was based on the news headlines and trial of Chester Gillette and was also adapted into a 1951 Elizabeth Taylor film, “A Place in the Sun.”

The book club then resumes on June 7 with selections chosen through November 8, 2020.

With all the new activities, don’t forget the annual Cabin Fever lectures are still part of a busy ADKX winter schedule.This is the 40th Anniversary of the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics and Director of the Lake Placid Olympic Museum Allison Haas will present a talk on January 26 at 1:30 pm.  Future lecture topics include Inez Mullholland, new strains of stream trout, working women in rural wartime, and Kristin Kimball’s new memoir Good Husbandry.

The museum will open full-time for the 2020 summer season on May 25th. Until that time there are plenty of ways to visit and get the ADKX fix.

Photo of Blue Mountain Lake from ADKX provided.

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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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