@theVIC Tuesday, April 1, Through Monday, April 7

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. 

Skiing and Snowshoeing at the VIC

Check out the most recent trail conditions. Skiers and snowshoers must purchase a season pass, or a day pass, to use the trails during the winter months. The VIC is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week. 

Tuesday, April 1 – Former Camp Gabriels Public Meeting

The Town of Brighton, in cooperation with the Paul Smith's College VIC, will host a public information session at 6 p.m. about the transfer of the former Camp Gabriels minimum-security prison property to a private party. The purchaser will discuss plans for turning the property into a privately-run residential summer camp. 

Sunday, April 6 – Make Natural Soap with Rose Bartiss

Participants will learn how to safely create soaps using lye, how to create cold-process soaps and how to alter color and scents of soap to create diverse products.  You will take home two cold-process soaps and handouts. This is a demonstration class. Please wear long-sleeved shirts and closed-toed shoes. This class will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. $35/person. 

Adopt a Sugar Maple

Support the development of maple sugaring at the VIC by adopting a tree for $50. We'll do the tapping, and you'll be investing in the education of an intern and the equipment to take care of your tree. You'll also get a quart of maple syrup from the tree when it's ready. (Shipping not included) Adoption papers are available at the VIC front desk.You can also adopt by mail: Just send a check for $50 (plus $15 for shipping for 1-2 quarts). Make checks payable to the PSCVIC: Paul Smith’s College VIC, 8023 Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970. Makes a great gift! 

Purchase Some VIC Maple Syrup

The students are hard at work collecting and boiling maple sap to make syrup. We have a limited supply of VIC handcrafted, wood-fired syrup available. Pint, $10; Quart, $18; and Half Gallon, $30 (plus shipping). 

New Moon Art Show: The SAM Fest Exhibition: Art About the Land, the People and the Climate

Regional artists Sandra Hildreth, Lee Ann Sporn, Meg Bernstein, Tim Fortune, Burdette Parks and others will exhibit their art during the run-up to SAM Fest on Saturday, April 26. The exhibit will hang from Sunday, March 30, until Sunday, April 27. Free admission. Underwritten by Friends of the VIC.


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Paul Smiths, NY 12970

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