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May 9, 2014

Community Calendar: May 9, 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.



“12 Years a Slave” Movie Screening. 7 p.m., Northwood School, 92 Northwood Road, Lake Placid. Film and discussion led by Dr. J.W. Wiley, author of “The Nigger in You: Challenging Dysfunctional Language.”

Spring Rummage Sale. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Methodist Church, 127 Beekman St., Plattsburgh.

“From 9 to 90: Conversations with Gram” Screening. 6 p.m., Holy Family School, 12 Homestead Park, Malone. A film about St. Joseph’s Academy graduate of 1940 Mary Brockway Dufort Bomyea and her 9-year-old great-granddaughter, who discover that it isn’t just the children who learn from talking with their grandparents. A generational learning project with Mountain Lake PBS and the fourth grade at Holy Family School.

Story Time. 9:30 to 11 a.m., Paine Memorial Library, 2 Gilliland Lane, Willsboro.  For ages 3, 4, 5. Preregister by calling 963-4478.

SAT., MAY 10

Benefit for Gary Lavarnway. Noon to 7 p.m., American Legion Post 1619, 219 Rand Hill Road, Morrisonville (West Plattsburgh). Gary Lavarnway suffered a spinal-cord injury last summer and now uses a wheelchair. Spaghetti dinner, $8; live music by Strange Brew, Damaged Goods, Neil Gillespie and Glass Onion; 50/50 drawing; raffles. Grand prize raffle will be a mounted deer head by Foster’s Taxidermy. 

Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market opening. 9 a.m to 2 p.m., Durkee Street, Plattsburgh. Local honey and products, fresh-cut flowers, bedding plants and crafts. Vendor of the week: Adirondack Bee Supply.

Coopersville Schoolhouse of History Fundraiser. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market, Durkee Street, Plattsburgh. Heritage breed chicks (vaccinated) for sale, questions on raising chickens answered by Doug Hagar of Cornell Cooperative Extension, silent auction, sign up to enter the Great Pooh Sticks Race ($1 per stick), set for later this year. Fundraiser by Clinton and Essex county 4-H clubs to benefit the schoolhouse, located on Bechard Road in the Champlain hamlet of Coopersville.

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