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March 1, 2013

Community Calendar: March 1, 2013

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. 

Items should be brief, listing the time, date, place, prices, a contact number and any other essential information.

All items in the calendar must be open to the public.

They should be sent to: Press-Republican Community Calendar, P.O. Box 459, Plattsburgh, NY, 12901-0459.

Releases may also be faxed to the Press-Republican at 561-3362 or sent by email to:



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



Family Swim Night. 7 to 9 p.m. The Wellness Center at PARC, New York Road, Plattsburgh. $2 per person. Opportunity for a swim in a heated indoor pool to exercise or just float around. Sponsored by Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Recreation Dept.

Zumba-thon. 5:30 p.m. Elizabethtown Social Center. Adults $10, students 12 and up $5. Includes two Zumba sessions, a thank-you gift, door prizes and face-painting. 6 p.m. session is regular Zumba with Marci Wenn and Karin DeMuro; session 2 at 7:30 p.m. is blacklight Zumba with Kye Turner and Arin Burdo; wear white or bright clothing to glow under the blacklights or black to blend in. Proceeds support the Social Center’s 2013 Community Musical Production. 

Parents Night Out. 6 to 9 p.m. Nazarene Church, 187 Broad St., Plattsburgh. Children ages infant through sixth grade; free pizza, demonstration by Villari’s Studio of Self Defense, crafts. Children should wear sneakers. Pre-registration at 561-1960.

Social Dance. 7:30 p.m. The Grange, Whallonsburg. Free dance lessons from Champlain Valley Dance. 8 to 10 p.m., dancing with music from DJ John. All ages. 

SAT.-SUN., March 2-3

Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival. Slideshows and films at the Keene Arts Playhouse, Old Methodist Church, Route 73, Saturday, 8 p.m. presented by featured local skiers Dav Hough, Ron Konowitz, Chuck Boyd and Drew Haas. Tickets $10 at the door with raffle tickets also available. Cloudsplitter Mountain Guides in Keene Valley will lead guided ski tours for several ability levels on both days. Boyd will teach an introduction to avalanche safety and awareness on Saturday. Demos and mini-clinics will also be held at Otis Mountain in Elizabethtown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Advance registration at or call 576-2281. Mini-clinics and demos are free and no advance registration is needed.

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