@theVIC Tuesday, July 22, through Monday, July 28

Friends of the VIC

Help support the Paul Smith's College VIC by joining the Friends of the VIC. Membership is available at a range of levels, starting with a $45 annual contribution. 


The VIC is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the trails are open dawn 'til dusk, free of charge. 

Thursday, July 24 – Moth Night with Prof. Janet Mihuc

As part of National Moth Week, a global celebration of moths and biodiversity, we’re hosting Moth Night at the Paul Smith’s College VIC from 9-11 p.m. Prof. Janet Mihuc will lead the public through a field survey of moth collecting sites to observe and identify moth species. $20/person, $15 for Friends of the VIC. 

Saturday, July 26 – Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk

Join Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister from 9-11 a.m. as he searches for summer birds. Observe as they set up nesting territory, sing and show off their mating display. $20/person, $15 for Friends of the VIC, free for Warblers.  Preregistration required by 5 p.m. the day before. 

Sunday, July 27 – Wildflower Walk

Bask in the floral beauty of the Paul Smith's College VIC and learn more about flowering plants on a walk with a VIC naturalist from 1-3 p.m. $15 for Friends of the VIC, $20 for nonmembers. Preregistration required by 5 p.m. the day before. 

Sunday, July 27 – Volunteer Training: All about Moss

Come learn about the intricate and often secretive life of the moss that thrives in the Adirondack soil. 9 a.m.-noon. We'll also look at some close relatives of the moss plant, specifically the club-moss family. 

Wednesday, July 30 – 5K Fun Run

We’ll keep you on your toes every other Wednesday through October for just $5. Registration’s at 6 p.m. and the race starts at 6:30 p.m. Other dates: Aug. 13 & 27, Sept. 10 & 24 and Oct. 8. 

Thursday, July 31 – Volunteer Potluck Barbecue

VIC volunteers are invited to join us at this potluck. Please bring a dish to pass. We’ll meet for hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. Dinner’s at 6 p.m. 

Friday, Aug. 1 – Shakespeare in the Park – “As you Like it”

This 60-minute outdoor adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy is a production of the Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts. Set in a 20th-century militaristic society, this accessible adaptation will appeal to audiences new to Macbeth as well as those already acquainted with this renowned tragedy. The performance will begin at 7 p.m., outdoors if the weather permits, in the auditorium if not. $3/person. 

Daily – Interpretive Nature Walk                                    

Join one of our interpretive naturalist and explore the flora, fauna and ecology of the Adirondack Park everyday from 1-2 p.m. Free for Friends of the VIC, $10 for nonmembers. Walks available until Labor Day. 

Mondays and Wednesdays – Yoga on the Deck

Get out of the studio and into nature from 9-10:15 a.m. each Monday and Wednesday. Enhance your practice by experiencing a world of new sensations and become part of a boundless yoga experience. This class is open to all abilities. $15/class or prepay for up to six classes at a rate of $13 each, seven to 13 classes for $12 each or 14 to 20 classes for $10 each. For information and updates, email Jackie Foster at jackieyoga@roadrunner.com, call (518) 339-3008 or visit adirondackjackieyoga.com. 

Tuesdays and Saturdays – Interpretive canoe paddle            

Explore a variety of aquatic habitats at the VIC from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Saturdays until Labor Day. Participants view Heron Marsh and Barnum Brook and paddle through a bog to Barnum Pond. $15/person for Friends of the VIC, $20 for nonmembers. Inquire about our family discounts. Preregistration is required by 5 p.m. the previous day. We will offer trips at any time with prior arrangement. 

Daily – New Moon Juried Art Show: Life on the Lakes

The Paul Smith’s College VIC will host a juried art show until Friday, July 25. The theme of the show is life on the lakes.


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