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February 28, 2014

Community Calendar: Feb. 28, 2014

The Press-Republican events calendar appears every Friday. Be sure submissions reach the Press-Republican newsroom at least one week before the calendar in which they need to appear. 

They should be mailed to: Press-Republican Community Calendar, P.O. Box 459, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-0459; faxed to 561-3362 or sent by email to or


Some events require preregistration or reservations, so make sure to look for those details.



Annual Go Red for Women Dinner. 4 to 8 p.m., West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, Plattsburgh. Motivational speakers, dinner, prizes, to benefit the American Heart Association.

“Captain Phillips” Movie Showing. 7 p.m., Chateaugay Town Hall Theater, 191 East Main St. $3 per person or $10 per family. Rated PG-13.

Marko the Magician. 6 p.m., Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., Plattsburgh. Closing event of Snowball: A Celebration of Winter in the North Country for kids of all ages. Admission is free but space limited. Coordinated by Champlain Valley Transportation Museum and underwritten by Plattsburgh Pediatrics.


22nd-annual Literacy Challenge. Noon, Champlain Centre Mall, Smithfield Boulevard, Plattsburgh. The AuSable Valley Teachers will defend their 2013 championship title against local teams. Registered teams include AmeriCorps for the Adirondacks, AuSable Valley Students, AuSable Valley Teachers, CEFLS & Friends, Chazy Lions, Clinton Community College Faculty, Department of Social Services, Malone Federation of Teachers, NEZ-K of C, Peru Lions, Plattsburgh Noon Kiwanis, Plattsburgh Students, Plattsburgh Teachers, Plattsburgh Noon Rotary, Roadrunners, Rocket Power, SSA Shockers, Sunrise Rotary, the Short Boyz, Theta Phi Alpha, UUP, We Googled the Answers, and Woodmen of the  World. New this year: silent auction with $1,200-plus worth of gift certificates donated by 50 local businesses and raffles. Event is sponsored by the Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary, Press-Republican and WIRY Hometown Radio.

Fourth-annual Food from the Farm. 2 to 5 p.m., Plattsburgh Recreation Center, U.S. Oval. Meet local farmers, sample lots of tasty dishes featuring locally grown or produced food, pick up recipes and gardening tips, support the local food movement and strengthen our local economy. Last year, 24 farms were represented. Dishes will be prepared by Chef David Allen of Latitude 44 Bistro in Plattsburgh. Adults, $5; children 5 and younger, free; maximum cost for family, $20. Tickets available in advance on the Cornell Cooperative Extension website, at the office at 6064 Route 22, Suite 5, Plattsburgh, or at the door. Coordinated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County, Adirondack Harvest and Master Gardener volunteers.

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