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Hudson River Whitewater Derby this weekend

Adirondack Adventure Festival also set

A paddler pushes down the Hudson River in 2012 during the Slalom Race of the Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby in North River.

A paddler pushes down the Hudson River in 2012 during the Slalom Race of the Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby in North River. Photo by Andy Flynn.

— Two of the new programs are the Cairn Building Demonstrations on Saturday with Minerva resident Jake Hitchcock and the Kids’ Fishing Tournament on Sunday at the Ski Bowl Pond, site of the old town beach.

“We just lost the ice a couple of days ago, so we’re able to do a kids’ fishing tournament, so we’re very excited about that,” Salamon said. “We’ll provide bait for them unless they want to bring their own. They’ll be able to fish for an hour, and at the end of the hours, we’ll weigh, measure and give awards.”

The Warren County Fish Hatchery will be stocking the Ski Bowl Pond with 250 rainbow trout over the next week, and people are asked not to fish there until the Kids’ Fishing Tournament is over. It will be held only for one hour, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Awards will be given out at 1 p.m.

Friday, May 3

•Ham Dinner: Ski Bowl Park Lodge, 4-7 p.m., benefit for the Adirondack Community Outreach Center, $10/pp (takeouts available)

•Concert: Wepecket Island Rolling Roots Revue, Tannery Pond Community Center, 8 p.m., $10

•Spring Run Off Party Concert: Copperfield Inn, 8 p.m., fundraiser for the North Country Hardship Fund, $5

Saturday, May 4

•Whitewater Derby Slalom Races: Registration 8:30 a.m. at 4479 State Route 28, North River. Race starts at 10:30 a.m. 

•Guided hike to Little Rabbit Pond: Registration at 8:30 a.m. at Riverfront Park. Hike at 9 a.m. Meet at Ski Bowl Pavilion.

•Exhibits: Riverfront Park. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. North Country Wild Care, birds of prey; Warren County Fish Hatchery, trout exhibit; SUNY Adirondack Adventure Sports Program; Adirondack Museum.

•Free River Raft Rides: Register at Riverfront Park. Noon and 2 p.m. Meet at the North Pavilion.

•Cairn Building Demo: Riverfront Park. 1 and 3 p.m.

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