This Week at the Paul Smith's College VIC
Tuesday, Jan. 7, through Monday, Jan. 13
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.
Wednesdays – Cross Country Ski and Yoga
The Paul Smith’s College VIC is hosting a series of yoga sessions from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Yoga is a perfect partner to cross-country skiing. A session prior to skiing warms the muscles, joints and lungs. A yoga session after skiing will release tension and ease an exercised body. Season ski pass and eight sessions of yoga $160, day ski pass and yoga session $25, single yoga session $15. To register, call the Paul Smith's College VIC at (518) 327-6241.
Fridays – VIC Ski Club
Ski the VIC trails every Friday morning from 10 a.m.-noon. Weekly outings are open to those of all ski abilities. A VIC naturalist will ski with the group and point out some of the hidden gems around the trails. Preregistration is required by 5 p.m. the night before. Conditions are variable, so call ahead. Minimum group size is four skiers per day. Ski passes are required. Ski club membership is $5 per session. Free for Friends of the VIC.
Sundays – Sunday Afternoon Live-Music and Ski Series
The Sunday Afternoon Live Music and Ski Series kicks off with Celia Evans from 1-3 p.m. in the Great Room at the VIC. The series will continue through the ski season and will feature a variety of local and regional musicians. Entry is free with your ski pass. Underwritten by the Friends of the VIC.
Saturday, Jan. 11 – Winter Birding Trip to Lake Champlain
Join the Adirondack Birding Center on a trip to the shores, farm fields and meadows of the Champlain Valley, one of the best areas to go birding in the North Country. Forty species could be observed on this full-day event. Bring a bag lunch and hot beverage. We will be birding from the comfort of a 12- passenger van. $75/person, 25 percent discount for Friends of the VIC. Preregistration is required; please call (518) 327-6241 to register.
Sunday, Jan. 12 – Leave No Trace Family Workshop
Join Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers at the Paul Smith's College VIC from 10 a.m.-noon for a Leave No Trace workshop and snowshoe hike on the VIC trails. Free. Please RSVP by calling the VIC at (518) 327-6241 or email Brian McDonnell.
Daily – Winter Wonders Art Show
Artists Nancy Brossard, Sandra Hildreth and Edith Urban and photographers Mark Kurtz, Eleanor Sweeney and Karla Brieant are exhibiting their work at the Paul Smith's College VIC until Wednesday, Jan. 29. Free – underwritten by Friends of the VIC.
Daily – VIC Map Hike
Purchase an $8 map at the VIC and use it to find your way to different checkpoints where you collect secret codes. Participants who find at least five codes are eligible for prizes and a 10 percent discount on a compass at Blue Line Sports in Saranac Lake.
Daily – 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.
Daily, starting Thursday, Jan. 30 – New Moon Art Show: Old Crows and Other Blackbirds
The Paul Smith’s College VIC is hosting an art show featuring works by Anne Burnham, Ray Whalen, Geoff Cobb, Rebekah Wilkins–Pepiton, Michael Hart, Noreen Sadue, Linda Sauther, Arnold Sauther and others. The show runs until Friday, Feb. 28. Free – underwritten by Friends of the VIC.