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Puppeteer Sylvia and The Magic Trunk entertained during the 2011 Winterfest. (File Photo)

Max the rescue dog leaps to the aid of floundering snowshoer Helen Dittami during Indian Lake's 2011 WinterFest... or is he just trying to get out of the snow? (Photo/Bill Herrick)

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Indian Lake's SnoCade is Feb. 14-23

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - Updated: 12:21 PM

INDIAN LAKE -- The Town of Indian Lake, at the hub of miles of snowmobile trails, will hold its inaugural celebration of winter and snowmobiling, SnoCade, Feb. 14-23, starting with its 29th Annual Winter Fest Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16.

The festivities begin with Friday's Winterfest Parade, "Candyland," at 4:30 p.m. down Main Street, followed by winner prize awards at Indian Lake Restaurant & Tavern.

There will be many adventures, including the SnoCade Scavenger Hunt. Participants register for $3 each and have a week (Feb. 14-22) to capture an assortment of 10 pictures, competing for the $50 Pine's Hardware Store Grand Prize.

For more about any of these events call Vonnie Liddle at (518) 648-5828 or go to facebook.com/snocade.

Feb. 14

5-7 p.m.

Pasta Dinner

American Legion Hall

W. Main St.

Both meat and vegetarian selections. Includes beverage, salad, bread and dessert. $8 adults / $5 ages 12 and under. Sponsored by the local Girl Scouts.

Feb. 15-16

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Craft Show

Indian Lake Central School

W. Main St.

Feb. 15-16

10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Book & Cookie Sale

Town Hall, Pelon Rd.

Used books for all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Indian Lake Library.

Feb. 15

7-11 a.m.

Winterfest Breakfast

IL Fire Hall, E. Main St.

Choice of eggs, pancakes, sausage, ham, home fries, coffee, tea, juice. Sponsored by Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Dept.

Feb. 15

9 a.m.

Poker Run

Registration at Byron Park 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cards drawn at the American Legion 3-5 p.m. $10 per sled. Maps available at registration.

Feb. 15

1-3 p.m.

Candyland Capers

IL Ski Hill, Tower Hill

Free skating races, games, crafts and fun for kids.

Feb. 15

6 p.m.

Tricky Tray

IL School Gym, W. Main St.

One dollar buys 10 chances on hundreds of theme-based trays and door prizes. A full evening of fun for the whole family. Sponsored by ILCS Travel Club.

Feb. 15

3:30 p.m.

Horseshoes On Snow

IL Ski Hill, Tower Hill

Ever wonder what it would be like to play horseshoes in the snow? Come to the ski hill and give it a try.

Feb. 16

1 p.m.

Redneck Cardboard & Duct Tape Sled Race

IL Ski Hill, Tower Hill

Registration 12:30-1 p.m. Featuring the Local Contractors Race. Race Categories: Family; Adults & under age 7, Age 7 - 10, Age 11 - 14, Age 15 plus. Sleds are to be made from cardboard and duct tape only. First place trophy for all categories. Part of the Central Adirondack Cardboard Sled Race Circuit.

Feb. 16

1:30 p.m.

Cabin Fever Sunday

Adirondack Museum, Rt. 30, Blue Mt. Lake

"Adirondack Snowmobile History." Historian John Warren traces a history of snow machines in the Adirondacks from the early 1900s through the development of the personal sled that is so familiar today. (518) 352-7311 or info@adirondackmuseum.org.

Feb. 16

2:30 p.m.

The Joey D. Magic Show

IL Ski Hut, Tower Hill

Free fun and magic for all ages.

Feb. 16

6:45 p.m.

Torch Run and Fireworks

IL Ski Hill, Tower Hill

Feb. 17

9:30 a.m.

Winter Water Rescue

Chain Lakes Rd.

Indian Lake Fire Dept., Indian Lake Ambulance Corps and DEC personnel stage a winter water rescue.

Feb. 17

10 a.m.

Beginner Snowshoeing Trip

IL Central School, W. Main St.

Learn the basics of snowshoeing on the school field.

Feb. 17

2 p.m.

Guided Snowshoe Hike

Pelon Rd. (at the end)

This free intermediate hike goes to Pashley Falls.

Feb. 17

7 p.m.

Movie

Indian Lake Theater, W. Main St.

"Shaun White: Don’t Look Down." White's road to Olympic gold medalist is traced in this documentary. (518) 648-5950.

Feb. 18-19 & 21

Let's Make Tracks

IL Library, Pelon Rd.

The Indian Lake Library will be open during SnoCade on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. SnoCade logo entries will be on display. Come for children's stories and crafts from 1-2 p.m. Teen and adult volunteers welcome. (518) 648-5444.

Feb. 18

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Community Knit In

Byron Park Bldg., Rt. 28

Materials are available for those who want to learn to knit. Spend a day with a host of craftspeople who will share their "purls" of wisdom and knit some fine new friendships. Free.

Feb. 18

4:30 p.m.

Snowmobile Tour

One Stop, Rt. 30

A round-trip guided tour. Stop at Melody Lodge for dinner. Sponsored by Indian Lake Snowarriors.

Feb. 18

6:30 p.m.

Hockey Match

Skating Rink, Tower Hill

Featuring local players.

Feb. 18

7:30 p.m.

SnoCade Starscape

Ski Hill

Hockey action, star-gazing and food available from the Grizzly Grill complete this winter package. The free skating rink is open to 9 p.m.

Feb. 19

7 p.m.

Free Talk

IL Library, Pelon Rd.

"True Wilderness: The Adirondack Mountains and the Trans Adirondack Route" _by Erik Schlimmer, who created the north-south route. (518) 648-5444.

Feb. 20

9 a.m.

Snowmobile Tour

Benton Rd.

Meet at the town parking area for a guided ride to Newcomb. Sponsored by Indian Lake Snowarriors.

Feb. 20

7-8:30 p.m.

Cole All-Star Circus

Doors open 6 p.m. Variety acts including jugglers, trapeze, unicycles, performing dogs, balancers, comedy, novelty and specialty acts. (518) 648-5024.

Feb. 21

7 p.m.

"Forever SnoCade"

IL Theater, W. Main St.

The Forever Wild troop features the brightest and smartest, not to mention funniest, of local comic actors as they poke a little Adirondack humor at just about everyone inside the Adirondack Park. The satire comes in the form of sketch comedy and song parodies. $10 each; combined with 8:30 p.m. concert $16 for both. Both with food and beverage $25.

Feb. 21

8:30 p.m.

Concert

IL Theater, W. Main St.

The Sons of Octomom. $10 each; combined with 7 p.m. performance $16 for both. Both with food and beverage $25.

Feb. 22

7-10 a.m.

Breakfast

American Legion, W. Main St.

Full breakfast available. $7 / adult; $5 / child. Proceeds to benefit Be A Donor.

Feb. 22

8:30 a.m.

SnoCade Fitness

IL School Gym, W. Main St.

Strength and Stretch for winter sports. www.rawfitnesssaratoga.com

Feb. 22

9 a.m.

Women's Ride

American Legion, W. Main St.

Registration starts 7:30 a.m. Women's snowmobile ride to benefit Be A Donor. Collect $74 in donations to ride for the benefit.

Feb. 22

10 a.m.

Snowshoe Guided Tour

Free snowshoe guided tour in the Town of Indian Lake.

Feb. 22

11 a.m.

Snowshoe Softball Tournament

Benton Field

B.A.D. (Be A Donor) 5th Annual Snowshoe Softball Tournament registration 10-11 a.m. First game starts 11 a.m. Entry fee $100 per team of 10 players. One Pitch Softball. Registered players receive a free barbecue lunch. This event is a fundraiser for the Northeast Kidney Foundation and the PKD Foundation. To pre-register call (518) 648-5863 or email nakoma144@hotmail.com.

Feb. 22

9 p.m.

Live Music

IL Restaurant & Tavern

W. Main St.

The Willie Playmore Band.

Feb. 23

Kids' Skating Races

Feb. 23

12 p.m.

Kitty Kat Races

Ski Hill, Tower Hill

Registration 11 a.m. Racing begins at noon. Ages 5-12. Snowmobile uphill racing event.

Feb. 23

1-3 p.m.

Radar Runs

Lake Adirondack

Timed trials for snowmobiles for those who have the need for speed. Donations accepted.

Feb. 23

1:30 p.m.

Cabin Fever Sunday

Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main St., North Creek

"Winter Bird Visitors to Northern New York" by Joan Collins. Why the birds move here in winter and where they can be found. The presentation will feature photographs and vocalizations of 19 species that visit northern New York in winter. (518) 352-7311.

     

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