@theVIC Tuesday, March 4, through Monday, March 10
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.
Cross-country skiing and Snowshoeing
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.
Wednesday, March 5 – No-School Day: Track Seasonal Change at the VIC
Children aged 7-11 are invited to this half-day program where they will learn about seasonal change in the Adirondacks. Bring your outdoor clothes for walking and playing in the snow and a snack. Bring snowshoes or rent them for an additional fee of $5. This program will follow a half day of school for many students, running from 12:45-4:45 p.m. Reservations are required by noon Tuesday, March 4, by calling (518) 327-6241. Minimum class size is 4. $20/person, $15 for Friends of the VIC.
Saturday, March 8 – Explore the VIC Snowshoe Walk
Join VIC naturalist Brian McAllister and learn about the wonders of winter in the Adirondack Park. Walk topics include tracking, winter survival and winter birding. The walk starts at 10 a.m. and ends around noon. Participants meet in the VIC building. $20/person, includes a day pass. $10 for VIC season-pass holders. Friends of the VIC receive a 25 percent discount. Snowshoe rentals available. Preregistration is required.
Sunday, March 9 – Sunday Ski & Music: Kevin Sabourin
Thursday, March 13 – Armchair Science Lecture: Citizen Science: Roadkill App
The VIC's Armchair Science Lecture series continues with a presentation by wildlife ecologist Danielle Garneau on a citizen-science project designed to help scientists track ecological trends. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the VIC auditorium. $5/person. Free to season pass holders and Friends of the VIC. Underwritten by Friends of the VIC.
Friday, March 14 – Bunny Boot Ball
Kick up your feet for a thumping good time at the VIC! We’ll be skiing and dancing to live music, provided by the band Crackin’ Foxy, and enjoying snacks, a bonfire and indoor and outdoor activities. Wear your big winter bunny boots but bring your dancing shoes and join us for a fun night of music and dance. $15/person, $25/couple. Dress is Adirondack outdoor casual.
New Moon Art Show: Naturally: Photographs by Burdette Parks and Paintings by Mary Woodcock Johnson
This art show, featuring work by artist Mary Woodcock Johnson and photographer Burdette Parks, will be on display until Saturday, March 29, at the Paul Smith's College VIC. Free admission. Underwritten by Friends of the VIC.
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. Makes a great holiday gift!