Special Events & Family Activities GURNEY LANE 5K SNOWSHOE RACES AND FAT TIRE BIKE RACES The Department is pleased to host the Gurney Lane 5K Snowshoe Races and the Fat Tire Bike Races at our superb Gurney Lane Recreation Area trail system and Mountain Bike Park! FOR ......................................................................... All Ages WHERE ............................ Gurney Lane Mountain Bike Park, 118 Gurney Lane, Queensbury FAMILY SWEETHEART DANCE Let us help you to create a fond memory with your child! Enjoy an evening with your special little one at the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Sweetheart Dance. Because the dance was a fabulous and fun event for all who attended in the past, it has become an annual celebration for the Department! This incredible evening will be filled with music provided by a professional D.J., dancing, games, raffle, pizza, and beverages. Let’s not forget the cookie decorating and a special craft! Top it all off with a photo op. for you and your child! FOR .........................................Boys and Girls in Grades K-6 WHEN ................................................ February 2 (Saturday) TIME .................................................................6:00-8:30 pm Family favorite 5K SNOWSHOE RACES The snowshoe races are part of the Dion Snowshoe Series. There will be overall and age-group awards. For more information about this race series, please go to: dionmacsnowshoe.com. WHEN ................................................ January 12 (Saturday) RACE START TIME ................................................. 10:00 am Day of Race Reg. and Packet Pickup .................... 8:30-9:30 am at the Pavilion RACE FEE........................................................................ $25 REGISTRATION: www.runreg.com/gurney-lane-5K-snowshoe-race WHERE ............Queensbury Activity Center, 742 Bay Road FEE ........... Resident $25/couple; Non-Resident $35/couple YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE — HELPING NATURE, THE ENVIRONMENT, WILDLIFE, AND YOU! community project free! FAT TIRE BIKE RACES The Fat Tire Bike Races are for all ages, featuring different agegroups and difficulty levels. There is a 5-mile race for beginners and a 10-mile race for experts. The races are sponsored by Grey Ghost Bicycles of Glens Falls (206 Glen Street, greyghostbicycles.com). WHEN ................................................ January 12 (Saturday) RACE START TIME ................................................... 1:00 pm Day of Race Reg. and Packet Pickup ..........11:30 am-12:30 pm at the Pavilion RACE FEE........................................................................ $30 FOR MORE INFORMATION and to REGISTER: www.bikereg.com/gurney-lane-fat-tire-day Join Biologist Beth Bidwell, to learn how you and your family can make a difference in the lives of wildlife and the health of the environment by making small changes in your everyday choices. Whether you plant a butterfly garden, choose a cone rather than a dish at the ice cream shop, or pick up litter, everyone has the potential to be eco-warriors through their daily actions. You will leave the program empowered by the knowledge that your choices matter and that local action can have global impacts. A checklist outlining the action items discussed will be provided to each attendee so that he or she can immediately begin making better choices. FOR ...............................Ages 5 & Up — Families Welcome! WHEN......................................................March 15 (Friday) TIME................................................................6:30-7:30 pm WHERE..............Queensbury Activity Center, 742 Bay Road FEE.................................................................................FREE CLASS SIZE........................................................Maximum 75 *Please Note: Registration is required. Please go online at recreation.queensbury.net or call the Department Office at (518) 761-8216, to reserve a spot in this important program. 12th Annual! CHILDREN’S AUTUMN FUN FEST Please help us celebrate this “spooktacular” event — a kid favorite! Your child can wear a costume or come with his or her favorite Halloween colors. The festive activities include: our traditional Candy Corn Guessing Game and awesome prizes will be awarded, holiday Bingo, creating a fall craft to take home, making a fall snack and nut-free trail mix; and to top it all off, TRICK-ORTREATING! Your child will also design and decorate a trick-ortreat bag to take home! FOR .......................................................................Ages 5-10 WHEN ................................................... October 26 (Friday) TIME ................................................................ 6:30–8:30 pm AN EVENING OF SPIRIT COMMUNICATION WITH JOANNE GERBER — PSYCHIC MEDIUM Spend a fascinating evening with Joanne Gerber in an intimate setting for an extraordinary evening! Joanne is a profoundly gifted, international Psychic Medium known for her natural ability to bring through evidential messages from those in the spirit world validating the existence of another world, the spirit world, a place not separated by distance, but by dimension. Joanne has appeared on national television, including the NBC Weekend Today Show, as well as being featured in numerous media articles. Joanne does live readings on WJJR 98.1 Rutland, Vt., the first Saturday of every month. There will be two raffles for the opportunity to win a half-hour telephone live reading session with Joanne. FOR .......................................................................... 18 & Up WHEN ......................................................... April 12 (Friday) TIME ... 7:00-9:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm, Open Seating) FEE ......................................................................$25/person For more information on Joanne: www.joannegerber.com WHERE .............Queensbury Activity Center, 742 Bay Road FEE ....................................Resident $25; Non-Resident $35 Note to parents: For your child’s safety, please inform the Department Staff, at the time of registration, and the instructor of any known allergies that exist for your child! Please Note: registration is limited to 50 participants and registration will not be accepted at the door. WHERE .............Queensbury Activity Center, 742 Bay Road Winter 2018-19 Program Guide 2