March 16, 2013

Family Fare: March 16, 2013


---- — Massive Easter Egg Hunt set for March 30

CHATEAUGAY — The seventh-annual Ekrub Players’ free Easter Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Chateaugay Recreational Park.

Youth ages 1 to 12 will hunt for 21,000 candy- and prize-filled eggs. A food stand and DJ will be offering services. Betty Bunny and other costumed friends will be on hand for pictures and fun.

More than 60 raffle baskets will also be available. Tickets cost $1 each, or three for $2 and seven for $5.

Guests should stop at the Recycle House, where they can take the candy and leave the eggs for the Ekrub Players’ 2014 Egg Hunt.

CVPH Easter Egg Hunt March 30

PLATTSBURGH — CVPH’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is at 10 a.m. sharp on Saturday, March 30, on the hospital’s front lawn.

The free event is open to children in second grade and younger. A separate hunting ground will be available for hunters 3 years old and younger.

Since January, volunteers have stuffed 10,000 plastic eggs with chocolate.

Parking for the event, which is sponsored by the Foundation of CVPH/Auxiliary, is in the Medical Office Building lot near the Cornelia Street entrance.

Hunters should be dressed in weather- and lawn-appropriate gear and have their own basket. The Easter bunny will be available for photos and hugs before and after the event. For more information, call 562-7169.

Bunny Cares coming to mall Sunday

PLATTSBURGH — The Bunny Cares program for children with special needs and their families will be in front of JCPenney at Champlain Centre mall from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The event is held before regular mall hours so that accommodations can be made to support the sensory, physical and developmental needs of all guests.

Bunny Cares is a joint program developed by the Noerr Programs, the digital imaging company that provides the Bunny Photo Experience for venues across the nation, and, a national online-resource hub and special-needs community.

“Guests will listen to social stories that explain and anticipate the actions involved during their Bunny visit, then engage in coloring and other activities while they wait for their number to be called for their magical visit,” Amanda Walsh, Champlain Centre marketing director, said in a press release.

To RSVP, visit

Bully prevention workshop coming up

PLATTSBURGH — A forum called “Bullying Prevention and the 40 Assets” is planned for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Plattsburgh High School auditorium, 1 Clifford Drive.

The community forum, sponsored by the Plattsburgh Campus & Community Partnership and the Plattsburgh City School District, is packed with ideas that parents can take home with them. The event is a combination of education about the severity of bullying and prevention skills for home and sharing of the “40 Developmental Assets for Raising Healthy Young People.”

For questions, call 564-3366.

Town program teaches kids kitchen skills

PLATTSBURGH — The Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a new, free cooking program for Town of Plattsburgh youth ages 5 to 8.

During “Kids Cook it Up-Junior,” participants will learn basic kitchen skills while creating tasty treats.

The class is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 4 and 5, at the May Currier Park Building, 305 Tom Miller Road.

Space is limited to 10 participants for the season, and pre-registration is required. Register online or download a form at, or visit the Town Office at 151 Banker Road. For questions, call 562-6860.