Upcoming Events at the Paul Smith's College VIC

PAUL SMITHS, NY (09/30/2013)(readMedia)-- Daily, through Thursday, Oct. 3 – New Moon Art Show: A Sense of Place

Artist Diane Leifheit and photographer Jon Chodat will exhibit their works at the Paul Smith's College VIC until Thursday, Oct. 3. Diane Leifheit creates fine art pastel paintings of the Adirondack rural wilderness. Jon Chodat photographs wildlife and nature, as well. Free – underwritten by Friends of the VIC (https://ecommunity.paulsmiths.edu/page.aspx?pid=427)

More information: http://adirondackvic.org/Art-at-the-Paul-Smiths-VIC-New-Moon-Art-Show-September-2013.html

Daily, starting Friday, Oct. 4 – New Moon Art Show: Brush with the Past

Artist Matt Burnett, photographer Ed Murphy and artist Melissa Burnett are exhibiting their work at the Paul Smith's College VIC from Friday, Oct. 4, through Saturday, Nov. 2. Matt Burnett's art focuses on natural forces and living history. Photographer Ed Murphy's images explore the natural beauty of the northern Adirondacks, focusing on the mountains and vistas of Norman Ridge and the flora and fauna of the Bloomingdale Bog and the VIC. Melissa Burnett is a painter whose medium of choice is water mixable oil paints. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Light refreshments provided. Free admission – underwritten by Friends of the VIC (https://ecommunity.paulsmiths.edu/page.aspx?pid=427).

More information: http://adirondackvic.org/Art-at-the-Paul-Smiths-VIC-New-Moon-Art-Show-October-2013.html

Daily, VIC Map Hike

The Paul Smith's College VIC has developed a new hike to provide individuals, families and groups with another way to enjoy the VIC trails. Purchase a trail map at the VIC and 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. There is no time limit on this activity. Admission to the trails is free until the snow flies.

More information: http://adirondackvic.org/Map-Hike-at-the-Paul-Smiths-VIC.html

Saturdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 – Birds of Prey Demonstrations

The Paul Smith's College VIC and Adirondack Raptors invites you to spend Saturday afternoons with live birds of prey. Mark Manske of Adirondack Raptors will have hawks and owls from our region on hand from 1-3 p.m. Free – underwritten by Friends of the VIC (https://ecommunity.paulsmiths.edu/page.aspx?pid=427).

More information: http://adirondackvic.org/Birds-of-Prey-Demonstrations-at-the-Paul-Smiths-VIC-Summer-2013.html

Wednesday, Oct. 2 – Future Generations Graduate School Presentations

Two students from the Future Generations Graduate School in West Virginia – Sabina Carlson Robbilard, from Haiti, and Shondell France, from Guyana – will give a talk on their community development projects from 10 a.m. to noon.

Wednesday, Oct. 9 – 5K Trail Run

The final 5K trail run will take place Wednesday, Oct. 9. Registration begins at 6 p.m. The race starts at 6:30 p.m. $5/person. Free for Friends of the VIC Trail Blazers; $4 for Friends of the VIC (https://ecommunity.paulsmiths.edu/page.aspx?pid=427).

More information: http://adirondackvic.org/Sports-At-the-VIC-Summer-Trail-Runs-2013.html

Saturday, Oct. 12 – All About Owls

To celebrate Owl Month, the Paul Smith's College VIC, Adirondack Raptors and the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge are teaming up to provide a daylong program on owls, including a presentation on saw-whet owl banding, a birds of prey demonstration by Mark Manske from Adirondack Raptors and a presentation on raptor migration by Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAlister. Manske and Wendy Hall from the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge will also give a presentation with live owls.

More information: http://adirondackvic.org/All-About-Owls-October-2013.html

Saturday, Oct. 12 – Columbus Day Weekend Fall Foliage Ramble

Come join us at the Paul Smith's College VIC for our trail-run grand finale during the peak of fall foliage. The Fall Foliage Ramble will feature a 5K and 15K race. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Awards will follow the 15K race. Cider, doughnuts, apple pie and pumpkin muffins will greet racers at the finish line. Winners will be awarded a hand-crafted trophy and a container of syrup from the Paul Smith's College sugar bush. $25/person. Free for Friends of the VIC Trail Blazers; $20 for Friends of the VIC (https://ecommunity.paulsmiths.edu/page.aspx?pid=427).

More information: http://adirondackvic.org/Sports-At-the-VIC-Summer-Trail-Runs-2013.html

Sunday, Oct. 13 – Adirondack Loon Celebration

The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation and the Paul Smith's College VIC present a family-friendly celebration of the Common Loon – the iconic symbol of the Adirondack Mountains. The day will feature activities for both adults and kids, including a field trip to a local pond, music by singer/songwriter Jamie Savage, a scavenger hunt, games, crafts and Merriloons the Clown. There will also be an ongoing silent auction of loon-related items. The drawing for the loon quilt raffle will be held during a reception at the end of the day. Free admission. Donations accepted.

More information: http://adirondackvic.org/Adirondack-Loon-Celebration-2013.html

Friday, Oct. 18, and Wednesday, Oct. 30 – Owl Prowl

Join Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister at 7:30 p.m. for a night owl prowl. $10 for adults. $5 for Friends of the VIC (https://ecommunity.paulsmiths.edu/page.aspx?pid=427). Free for Paul Smith's College students. Pre-registration appreciated.

More information: Visit http://adirondackvic.org/Owl-Month-at-the-Paul-Smiths-VIC-2013.html, call (518) 327-6241 or email bmcdonnell@paulsmiths.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 19 – Nature Walk

The VIC is offering a naturalist-led interpretive walk on selected Saturday afternoons in the fall. Participants meet in the VIC building at 1 p.m. for an hour-long walk exploring different aspects of nature in the Adirondack Park. Free for Friends of the VIC (https://ecommunity.paulsmiths.edu/page.aspx?pid=427). $10 for nonmembers.

More information: http://adirondackvic.org/Nature-Walks-Fall-2013.html

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Volunteer Potluck

VIC volunteers meet at 5 p.m. for a potluck supper and a preview of upcoming events and activities. VIC volunteers provide visitor information, perform stewardship projects and participate in citizen science projects. Those interested in volunteering are welcome. The main dish is provided. Bring a place setting and side dish or dessert to share.

Saturday, Oct. 26 – Quilt Workshop: Build a Log Cabin Quilt

Karen LiVecchi will lead a quilting workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn how to construct the traditional log-cabin block and use it to create a table runner or wall hanging or add blocks for a larger quilt. $45/person. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, Oct. 24. Call (518) 327-6241.

More information: http://adirondackvic.org/Workshops-at-the-VIC-Quilt-Workshop-October-2013.html


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