Support group for nursing moms to meet Feb. 3
PLATTSBURGH — La Leche League, a breast-feeding information and support group, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Family Connections on U.S. Oval.
The group is for all women. Babies are also welcome.
The group will also meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21.
To learn more, visit www.lalecheleague.org or call Susan at 643-9436.
Teacher Center to host ‘Introduction to Phonics’
PLATTSBURGH — The Teacher Center at Sibley Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, will offer “An Introduction to Phonics” by Linda Klein Weisman, author of “Yes, I Can Read,” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Parking will be available behind Sibley Hall. Parking tags will be issued before the session begins.
There is no charge.
Pre-register by calling 564-5000 or emailing NCTRC5000@gmail.com.
NCCCA offers Winter Escape Art-Quest program
PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts has planned a winter-themed ArtQuest program, Winter Escape, for February break.
Children ages 5 to 12 are eligible to attend. Morning and afternoon sessions are available; children can be signed up for one or both sessions (provide a bagged lunch if attending both sessions).
Classes run from Feb. 17 through 21.
For a full list of NCCCA youth classes, call 563-1604 to register.
Child Care Coordinating Council to host fundraiser
PLATTSBURGH — The Child Care Coordinating Council has planned a vendor show fundraiser from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, with more than 15 vendors, raffles and a 50/50 drawing.
The Falling in Love with February Fundraiser, to benefit the Child Care Council, will be held at the Holiday Inn in Plattsburgh.
Utah company holding nationwide spring essay, poetry, art contests
SMITHFIELD, Utah — Creative Communication has announced its spring 2014 essay, poetry and art contests.
The Essay Contest divisions are: grades four to six, seven to nine and 10 to 12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter an essay, write between 100 and 250 words on any non-fiction topic. The deadline for the essay contest is Feb. 18. The Poetry Contest divisions are: kindergarten to grade three, grades four to six, seven to nine and 10 to 12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter a poem, submit one original poem in English, 21 lines or less. The deadline for the poetry contest is April 10.
To submit your essay or poetry entry, enter online at www.poeticpower.com or mail entry labeled “Poetry Contest” or “Essay Contest” to: 159 N. Main, Smithfield, UT 84335. Include the author’s name, address, city, state and zip, current grade, school name, school address and teacher’s name. Home-schooled students are also encouraged to enter. Selected entries of merit will be invited to be published in an anthology.
There is also an art contest for students in kindergarten through grade 12. More than $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to students and their teachers. To enter, take a photo of the original art and go to www.celebratingart.com to enter and for full contest information. The art contest deadline is April 9.
For more information, call (435) 713-4411.
Imaginarium adds Workout Wednesday
PLATTSBURGH — The Imaginarium Children’s Museum has added Workout Wednesday to its lineup.
The fitness program will begin as a self-guided workout with provided equipment. Negotiations for a fitness program instructor are under way.
Cost for non-members is $5 per person, age 2 and up. Members are free.