February 1, 2014

Family Fare: Feb. 1, 2014

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 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

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.

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