Loon Center to host Carnival open house

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is pleased to invite the public to its “Winter Carnival Open House” at the center at 15 Broadway. This event is free to all and will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, the same day as the Gala Parade.

Everyone is welcome to visit the Loon Center to warm up with hot chocolate and cookies and to celebrate the myths and legends of the Winter Carnival Parade. The Loon Center is grateful to Price Chopper for their donation of cookies and to Dunkin’ Donuts for providing hot chocolate for everyone’s enjoyment.

“Loons appear in legends from native tribes throughout North America, Siberia, Mongolia and even Japan,” said Hyla Howe, the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation’s environmental educator. “From stories about the creation of the Earth to tales about how loons got their beautiful plumage, it is fascinating to learn how humans came to understand these unique birds. We look forward to sharing these exciting loon legends from around the world with our Carnival visitors!”

Additionally, to help people celebrate Winter Carnival, the Loon Center is also offering a 15% off coupon for purchases at the Center during Carnival week. Stop in and honor one of the Adirondack’s most iconic and legendary birds — the Common Loon — and the 123rd year of Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival.

The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that conducts scientific research and engaging educational programming to promote and inspire passion for the conservation of Common Loons (Gavia immer) in and beyond New York’s Adirondack Park.

To learn more about the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation visit www.adkloon.org or www.facebook.com/adkloon, or contact the Center at info@adkloon.org or (518) 354-8636. The Adirondack Loon Center at 15 Broadway in Saranac Lake is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.