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February 1, 2013

Snowball events target the winter blues


The museum will also host science fairs each Saturday at 1 p.m. throughout February. Besides snow-a-pults, kids can work with robots, the science of snow and snow rockets on successive Saturdays.


Elaine Ostry will offer a Bookwoman’s Story Hour from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at Cornerstone Bookstore, 110 Margaret St., Plattsburgh. The event will feature stories for children of all ages, Bonn said.

On Sunday, Feb. 17, a Kids Snowshoe Race on the Saranac River Trail will highlight access to the new trail system, which follows the Saranac River from Plattsburgh High School to the Saranac Street Bridge. A limited number of snowshoes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The time for the race is yet to be determined.

Other standard events include:

▶ Journey into Reading, at Champlain Centre Mall from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

▶ Family Swim Nights at the Wellness Center at PARC from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays.

▶ Family Ice Skating at Plattsburgh State Field House from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 19, 21 and 22.


Many of the events are free of charge, while others have a small fee. Families who may not be able to afford the fee should contact the organization holding the event to ask for any available scholarships, Bonn noted.

“We want to make this accessible to all,” she said.

The series is funded, in part, by the Foundation of CVPH Medical Center.

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  • For a complete listing of events, visit or look for updates on Facebook at Snowball: A Celebration of Winter in the North Country.

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