Competitive Co-ed Soccer Ages 15-18

We are trying to put together a co-ed indoor soccer team for ages 15-18. The team would begin playing games at the Crete Center the first week of February and continue through the end of April. They would play one game per week on either Saturday or Sunday. We would like to begin some optional practices before the season begins, and we have to sign our team up with the City of Plattsburgh Rec. Dept., so please let me know as soon as possible, but no later than December 5if you are interestedYou may contact Lisa Caito at 

Thank you!

Olivia's Reading Challenge

Olivia's November Reading Challenge! 
Kids: Keep track of how many books you read in the month of November.  Ask your parents and/or grandparents (or anyone else you would like to ask) to pledge a small donation amount per book.  At the end of the month, tally the amount of money earned and donate this amount to your local library.  

Parents and kids give their donation directly to their library of choice.  Please email Samantha at with your total number of books read and donation amount, as in past years a newspaper article was written announcing the total number of books read and amount of money earned.
You can include books read with, to, or by the child, as well as audiobooks. Fiction, non fiction, poetry- it all counts! (Videos or movies are excluded.)

Books can be of any length that you decide is appropriate for your child's age and reading ability. You can also do a family challenge and add up the books read by every member of the family or do the challenge as individuals.  Just be sure to have fun!

Ski & Ride Program for Homeschool Families (Gore Mtn)

Greetings from snowy Gore Mountain!

Winter is making its approach in the Adirondacks, and we’re excited to share our Thursday lift & lesson program for homeschool students and their parents- a great opportunity to get the whole family out for exercise, fresh mountain air, and fun on the snow, all while building your skiing/riding skills. 

An all-day lift ticket and 90-minute class lesson are included each day.  Classes are grouped by similar age and ability level.  Lessons are in session 12-1:30pm giving you time for a few warm-up runs before, and the afternoon to practice your new skills if you wish.  Program meets January 12-March 2 (no program February 23).

Student lift & lesson: $172, with rentals $298
Parent lift & lesson: $232, with rentals $358
16/17 Season Passholder rate (student or parent): $127

Please contact our Snow Sports Director, Gail Setlock or (518) 251-2411, x1043 for more details and to register.  Feel free to share this message with everyone in your network. No minimum requirements – just lots of fun and great value!

Think snow!

Cindy Mitchell
Marketing & Sales Coordinator
Gore Mountain

Art and Spanish in November (Saranac Lake)

We will be holding 3 classes of Art and Spanish on the first three Thursdays in November at the Saranac Lake Baptist Church 11/3, 11/10, 11/17.

Spanish is taught by certified Spanish teacher, Doug Zobel, and is $30 for the 3-week session for the first child, and $15 for additional siblings for the 3-week session. Spanish will happen from9:30am-10:30am.

Art is taught by Joy Cranker, and we just ask for a few dollars donation to cover the cost of the nice, big, thick paper Joy buys for us each year. Art will be from 10:30am-11:30am.

Please RSVP to let us know that you will participate!

-Sunita, Joy and Doug

The Tempest performed by SUNY Plattsburgh Theatre Department

Come and join the SUNY Plattsburgh Theatre Department and discover Shakespeare’s own tale of discovery in one of his last plays, The Tempest.  Share Miranda’s sense of wonder as the world that has been her life suddenly becomes quite small.  And, what becomes of the Tempest of her father’s rage? Well you will have to come to Harman Theatre to discover that!

This special matinee of The Tempest is a great opportunity to introduce your junior and senior high students to the world of Shakespeare.  Written during the period of discovery in Europe, a time when Europeans themselves were becoming aware of civilizations outside their own, this play represents the ‘sea change’ affecting the cultural awareness of Elizabethan England.  The four hundred years between that time and now may seem like an enormous span of time, but compared to the sum of human history is really only a blink of the eye.  How much has really changed during that instant of time?

Please join us in the Hartman Theatre, located in the Myers Fine Arts building at SUNY Plattsburgh, Wednesday Nov 2, 9:30 for our special matinee.  The runtime on the play is approximately 2 hours including the intermission.  A cast and crew talk back will follow and optional backstage tours can be arranged. Tickets are discounted to $3 each for both students and chaperones.  We expect a large turnout, so do not hesitate in making your reservations.

If you are planning to attend the matinee, we encourage you to reserve your tickets as early as possible due to high demand. Please call our office at (518) 564-2243 to make a group reservation and take advantage of discount pricing.

Corn Maze Time Change

*** time change!-
We will plan to meet at 6pm for the teen corn maze night, park in front parking area & walk back to the corn maze. I'll meet families near the check in area by the maze.

Please RSVP to so I know who I'm looking for.  thanks

Teen Social Night at Rulf's Corn Maze (in the dark).
Sat. October 15th 7-9 PM

Bonfire, snacks, flashlights in the corn maze.

bring a flashlight!

$7 adults over age 13, $5 ages 4-12, under 3 free
This is a drop off event for teens but if you have younger kids & want to
stay & do the maze with your family, that's ok too.

Homeschool Yoga Classes at Earthshine Yoga in Saranac Lake

We can hold adults-with-kids homeschool yoga classes at Earthshine Yoga in Saranac Lake, if people are interested. They would be fun, informal classes with lots of games to develop strength and flexibility. No prior experience necessary, no special equipment needed. We need at least 6 or more students including adults that want to participate. The charge would be $45 per hour to be shared per person participating. Please let me know if your are interested and I will take this further in scheduling a date if there is interest. Let me know how many kids and adults would like to participate and the ages of the kids.

Contact: Joy Cranker

Lake Placid Center for the Arts: Weibrecht After School Programs-

The LPCA is proud to continue our Weibrecht AfterSchool Workshop Program.

Designed to give kids of all ages hands-on experience in a variety of artistic mediums, the Weibrecht AfterSchool Program pairs some of the area's best local artists with area students to produce some of the most interesting artistic pieces you will see all year.

Covering everything from basket weaving to pottery to juggling, every student is bound to find something that will pique their artistic interest.   


Students may register for any number of free workshops. Please check your dates carefully and be sure not to double book your child's workshops.

Many classes meet for several days. Students are expected to attend all dates listed for each registered class.

If you cannot attend a class after registering for it, please inform the office at 518.523.2512.  Failure to call prevents another child from having the opportunity to take the class.

All area children are invited to participate!

Please drop off & pick up kids promptly.

Leave your friends at home. We cannot accommodate extra kids in classes.

We ask that parents do not stay in the classroom.  But you are welcome to stay in one of the LPCA's waiting areas. 

Session 1 Workshops
Registration Begins:
Online: Monday, Oct. 3 at 9am
Phone: Monday, Oct. 10 at 9am
Workshops include: Birds of a Feather, Split Personalities, Moveable Mummies, Autumn Leaf Magnets, Pumpkin Books, Halloween Fun, Get Ready for Candy, Making Faces and Spooky Candle Shades.

Session 2 Workshops
Registration Begins:
Online: Monday, Oct. 17 at 9am
Phone: Monday, Oct. 24 at 9am
Workshops include: Coil-Crazed, Texture Town, Feel the Beat, Moving Fish and Colorful Shelled Turtles, Wise Old Owls, Leaf Bowls, Fall Fun, Clothespin Snowflakes, Sock Snowman and Butter Me Up!                         

Click Here to Register

Session 3 Workshops
Registration Begins:
Online: Monday, Nov. 14 at 9am
Phone: Monday, Nov. 21 at 9am
Workshops include: Starburst Ornament, DIY Kaleidoscope, Recycled Christmas, Weaved Cups and Getting Ready for Santa.                                                  

Saranac Lake History Day

History Day on October 21

Homeschool History Day is a big day in Saranac Lake! All are welcome, but think carefully before you decide to commit to this event which requires a lot of parental involvement! Sign up using this form:

Use this form to RSVP for History Day

We spend the morning hearing short oral presentations from the kids who dress up as historic characters or historic things that they researched. We have a potluck lunch and then spend the afternoon doing hands-on, multidisciplinary activities that provide clues leading up to the finding of a treasure.

We will meet at Historic Saranac Lake's (HSL) Historic Saranac Laboratory at 9:30am with kids' presentations starting at 10am

We'll have a pot luck lunch together around noon (there is a full kitchen at the lab so bring things that need to be cold or things that need to be warmed up).

After lunch we will walk to the Cure Cottage Museum on Helen Hill with our guide from HSL. It's a short walk. Then we will walk back to our cars at HSL and drive to the Little Red cottage at the Trudeau Institute (maps will be provided) for some more touring.

At each location we have hands-on learning activities for the kids in all subject areas - history, math, physics, biology, art, etc. We should be done by 3pm.

Here's what you have do to prepare for the day:
1. RSVP and let me know you're coming. The cost is $2 per person.
2. Help your child prepare a 5-or-so minute presentation and costume about the thing or person they want to research.
3. Think of what food or drink you'd like to bring to the potluck lunch and offer to bring plasticware, dishes, cups, and napkins if you have them sitting around your house.
4. Once we have our attendance numbers, you can (but aren't required to) buy small "treasure bag" items to put into each child's goodie bag that they take home at the end of the treasure hunt. We do have some teens, so try to think of small items that would be useful for teens and younger kids too.