@theVIC Tuesday, May 20, through Monday, May 26
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 will be closed on Mondays until Memorial Day. We're open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the rest of the week, and the trails are open dawn 'til dusk, free of charge.
Saturday, May 24 – Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk
Join VIC naturalist and Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister as he searches for singing and calling birds. $20/person, $15 for Friends of the VIC, free for Warblers. Register by 5 p.m. Friday, May 23, by calling (518) 327-6241.
Saturday, May 24 – Jenkins Mountain Scramble
Mark your calendar for the fourth annual Jenkins Mountain Scramble. We're featuring a 13.1-mile wilderness run for $50, a 10K for $40, a 5K run/walk for $15 and a kids 1K for $5. Prices increase after Friday, May 16. The first 50 people who register on ultrasignup.com are guaranteed a T-shirt. All proceeds from the race will be used to support the VIC.
Sunday, May 25 – Forest Walk: Elder’s Grove
Join VIC naturalist Michelle Berrus on a trip to Elder's Grove, a forest of magical trees that have lived 330 years or more and have grown to be some of the tallest in the state. $20/person, $15 for Friends of the VIC. Register before 5 p.m. May 24.
Monday, May 26 – No-School Day: What’s in the Mud?
Children ages 7-11 are invited to get their hands dirty at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. We'll identify organisms in the mud and water and learn what their presence means. We'll look through microscopes, play fun marsh games and more.
Thursday, May 29 – Friends of the VIC and Volunteer Potluck
Friends of the VIC and registered VIC volunteers are welcome to this potluck. Bring a dish to pass. We will meet for hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 31 – Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk
Friday-Sunday, June 6-8 – The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration
Don’t miss the 12th annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration. The event will feature an all-day birding trip across the Adirondacks on Friday, a Saturday and Sunday morning field trip to boreal birding hot spots, a keynote lecture and afternoon workshops. Stop in now, and enter to win this year's hand-made loon wall hanging.
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 gift! 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.
Purchase Some VIC Maple Syrup
We still 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: Adirondack Moons and Waters
Photographer Rob Marrone and his son, artist Dan Marrone, will exhibit their works in the Great Room Art Gallery until Tuesday, May 27. The show will include scenic framed and mounted photos and some works of local lakes painted on birch bark. Free admission. Underwritten by Friends of the VIC. Win the "mystery photo" if you can identify where it was taken!