LAKE GEORGE - Motorized vehicles will be taking over the southern end of the lake this weekend, as the New York State Motorcycle & ATV Ice Race Championship Series is held on the lake's surface Saturday and Sunday.
While roaring motors will be providing thrills for spectators, there will also be plenty of participatory activities, particularly for children.
Sunday will feature the zany Mardi Gras Parade at 5 p.m .down Canada St. All are invited to join in the fun, and new floats are still welcome.
Every weekend there are outdoor games on the ice and indoor children's activities, with Ferdinand the Face Painter and Elmo on site.
Activities for children include hot air balloon "walkabouts" and a children's petting zoo is from 1 to 3 p.m. with pony rides, all in Shepard Park. Frank the wood carver will have his craft work on display.
If there is enough snow, as is predicted, dog sled rides will be offered. Sunkiss Ballooning will be offering tethered hot air balloon rides over the Lake off Million Dollar Beach.
For details on the ice racing, contact Frank Carpinello at 330-3648 or 542-2144, or see: www.electriccityriders.com. Also featured at the Carnival is the annual chowder cook-off, this year set for Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. and the Encampment of the 1700's will be on the beach both days. Saturday at 4 p.m. there will be a large bonfire on the beach. Highlighting the evening will be the fire-twirling break-dancers, Albany Spin Jam, performing just before the fireworks at 6:30 p.m. Check details at the Carnival website, www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com.
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The 2010 Lake George Winter Carnival Local Tavern Competition will take place on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Shepard's Park Beach. Form a team of four persons and sign up to compete! .Everyone is welcome to sign up a team, whether it's businesses, college teams, friends, or families, etc. There will be relay tray races, three-legged races, Frisbee toss events, and much more. Games begin at 1 p.m. Contact Nancy at 668-2665 for details or to sign up.
Winter Carnival could use more volunteers, so those who would like to volunteer on weekends call Ed at 668-3065.