Collins Lake

The other day we met some friends at Collins Lake in Scotia.  Between visits, I forget just how pleasant it is.  The beach is open from noon to 7:45 pm, and if you go late like we did, it’s quiet and relaxing.  It’s $2/person with kids 5 and under (or maybe it was 6?) free. … [Read more…]

Another Week o’ Fun

Phew!  So much is going on this week.  Here’s what I’ve found: All Week: Don’t forget that there’s plenty more going on at William K. Sanford (Colonie) Library and Albany Public Library. The Clifton Park Not-So-Common Players are performing Once Upon a Mattress in Clifton Commons at 7:30 pm from 7/22-7/25. It’s the Saratoga County … [Read more…]

Getting Wet

Okay, I’ve once again become carried away with the post when there’s a frightening pile of laundry to be folded.  Have I mentioned that we’re taking another long car trip that begins day after tomorrow?  So you’d think that I’d take it easy and just work ahead on the weekend post, right?  I mean, that’s … [Read more…]

Free Summer Events Preview #4

More free summer stuff! But first, as a public service announcement, I’m issuing a parental advisory. Moms, you must not, under any circumstances, take speaking children with you into the dressing room when trying on swimsuits.  I know:  it’s such an unpleasant task anyway that it’s tough to use precious “me time” for this. However, … [Read more…]

Free Summer Events Preview #3

I’m too sleepy tonight to come up with any clever chatter, but luckily I’ve been keeping a running list of free summer events.  If you didn’t get enough with previews 1 & 2, here are some more free family friendly programs and events. Did you know that you can take free tennis lessons in different … [Read more…]

Free Summer Events Preview #2

I had absolutely no Capital District Fun today.  It was a bad, bad day.  It was almost comically bad, like my recent car trip.  So that I started taking pictures to document my intense lack of fun for your pleasure.  But I’m too exhausted to go into the story.  So that will be tomorrow’s post.  … [Read more…]

Free Summer Events Preview #1

Is anybody else unbelievably chilly?  It’s funny how what’s balmy in February suddenly seems quite unbearable when we’ve been spoiled by warm weather.  So let’s think summer, okay?   Ready?  (Oh, man, I am so ready!!) Free Concerts! Pack yourself a picnic dinner and enjoy the great outdoors.  Even when the music doesn’t captivate them, there’s … [Read more…]

Summer Camps, or Prepare to be Overwhelmed

UPDATE: This post is from 2010, so it’s outdated. Here’s a link to the KidsOutAndAbout Summer Camps page, which is more comprehensive and is updated each year.   Okay, that berry-picking syndrome has happened again. I’ve been keeping a running list of summer camps as various organizations have emailed me, and I thought that it … [Read more…]