Winter Wacky Week kicks off in Raquette Lake with the Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 16. Festivities include Youth Games, Ladies Frying Pan Toss, Adult Ice Golf, Craft Classes, Tug of War, an onsite sculpted Ice Tower, Fireworks and so much more.
For more information and a complete timeline of events, call 624-3077.
On Saturday evening at the Cellar Restaurant and Pub, they are celebrating Presidents Day with a party with DJ Kevin St. Louis spinning the tracks all night long, food and drink specials. The Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club will be sponsoring the Long Lake Little Bus all night. To catch a ride, call 323-5000.
The festivities continue Sunday, Feb. 17 in Raquette Lake with the Annual Cross Cut Competition. Choppers come from near and far to take a hack at our logs to become the cross cut champion. Competition starts at noon, closing out the Raquette Lake Winter Carnival weekend. Sunday evening bring the kids out for a Skate Party at the Long Lake Geiger Arena at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center. Youth and adults alike enjoy skate night favorites such as limbo, red-light green-light, skate races, speed skate, couples skate and DJs Dan and Pat will be helping us groove into the night from 6 to 10 p.m.
Have a day of rest in honor of President’s Day on Monday, Feb. 18 because you will need it to power through the rest of this Winter Wacky Week in Long Lake.
On Tuesday, Feb. 19 at noon, there will be a Youth Survivor Event at the Geiger Arena. Youth are invited to build a snow shelter, participate in an obstacle course and play a game of Man Hunt. Every survivor needs nourishment, so they’ll round out the day with a bonfire and a feast of pizza.
On Tuesday evening, Cindy Black will be hosting an envelope-making craft class at 7 p.m. in the Long Lake Town Hall. Contact 624-3077 for more information.
On Wednesday, Feb. 20 at noon, they’ll stretch their creative bounds at the Geiger Arena by constructing a giant snowman. Youth are invited to watch and build snow castles. Sculpting tools will be provided. When night falls, it’s time for a Long Lake bi-weekly favorite, Trivia Night, which takes place at the Cellar Restaurant and Pub and begins at 7 p.m. Bring a team with you, join one when you get there or even play by yourself.
Thursday, Feb. 21 will be a Winter Cozy Craft Day. Crafting begins at 2 p.m. in the Long Lake Nutrition Site. This is also the date of the Long Lake Hors D’oeurves Tour. The Tour begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are only $30. One ticket buys three hors d’oeurves at each of the three participating restaurants. Restaurants participating include The Long Lake Diner & Owl’s Head Pub, The Cellar Restaurant and Pub and the Adirondack Hotel. The Little Bus will be running and chauffeuring patrons to each location to allow a night of fine dining and spirits. For more information or to purchase your ticket, call 624-3077.
Friday, Feb. 22 features yet another event for youth. Beginning at noon, kids can take part in a Treasure Hunt at the Geiger Arena in celebration of the Mid-Winter Geocaching Event taking place all over Long Lake throughout the weekend. Friday night the Adirondack Hotel will host an Open Mic Night. For more information, call 624-4700.