FIND WALDO IN LAKE PLACID! Where's Waldo? In Lake Placid, of course. He's turning twenty-five this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty different local businesses all through the month of July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, and more. Waldo figures are showing up in public areas of local establishments. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo in Lake Placid!” search list with the names of all the businesses, and collect an "I Found Waldo at ___________" card for each Waldo they spot. Collecting cards in sixteen or more businesses and turning them in at The Bookstore Plus will win a Waldo button and an entry for other, larger prizes to be drawn at a Waldo party on July 31. The Grand Prize is a complete six-volume set of Waldo books. People who prefer a shorter version of the hunt can collect the cards from eight businesses and pick up a Waldo button at The Bookstore Plus.Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Waldo books have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 55 million Waldo books in print worldwide and they’ve been translated into eighteen languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo and his cast of wandering companions. In celebration of Waldo's longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and 250 independent bookstores all across the country, including The Bookstore Plus here in Lake Placid, to have fun and encourage people to visit local businesses. There is no charge to participate, and the game lasts for the entire month of July. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Lake Placid, call The Bookstore Plus at (518)523-2950. Join us at The Bookstore Plus on Tuesday, July 31st from 5 to 6 PM to celebrate the completion of Where's Waldo in Lake Placid! We will have the prize drawing, games and snakes. Come dressed for the Waldo and Wenda look-alike contest!
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There’s a FLANAGAN FRENZY coming to The Bookstore Plus this summer! If you would like to become a Ranger’s Apprentice, this is your chance! The Bookstore Plus is hosting weekly events with themed activities based on John Flanagan's bestselling books. You can learn how to make your own shield, stealth skills, outdoor safety & skills, and many others so you can gain the essential knowledge to be a Ranger's Apprentice. Earn your oak leaf by participating in all 5 events! Activities are scheduled on Wednesdays from 5-6 PM and Saturdays from 10-11 AM. Always come prepared to be outside! For more information, please call Cherise at 518-523-2950.Wed, July 11th Defense Day Sat, July 14th Stealth Training DayWed, July 18th Forest Skills Day Sat, July 21st Quiz DayWed, July 25th Observational Training Day Sat, July 28th Defense DayWed, August 1st Stealth Training Day Sat, August 4th Forest Skills DayWed, August 8th Quiz Day Sat, August 11th Observational Training Day
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The Bookstore Plus welcomes author Jordan D. Metzl, MD to Lake Placid on Saturday July 21st from 2 – 3 PM. Metzl will be on hand to sign his book, The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies: 1,001 Doctor-Approved Health Fixes and Injury-Prevention Secrets for a Leaner, Fitter, More Athletic Body! Metzl is a sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC; he will be in town to compete in the Ironman. For more information, please call 518-523-2950.
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The Bookstore Plus welcomes author Matt Long to Lake Placid on Saturday July 21st from 3 – 5 PM. Matt will be on hand to sign his book, THE LONG RUN: A New York City Firefighter’s Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete. This is the story of his inspiring comeback from a near death accident to once again becoming an Ironman. Matt Long is a 17-year veteran of the FDNY and a New York City bar and restaurant owner. A finisher of multiple marathons and two Ironmans, he gives motivational talks across the country. Long is the founder of the IWILL Foundation, which provides training and funding to athletes recovering from traumatic injuries. For more information, please call 518-523-2950.