August 3, 2013

Family Fare: Aug. 3, 2013

Reader’s Rock children program starts Monday

PLATTSBURGH — The Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Recreation Department has openings in the Reader’s Rock program for children entering the fifth and sixth grades this fall.

Reader’s Rock is an interactive program that encourages kids to read through games and activities and incorporates fun outdoor themes.

The free program is from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 5 through 9, at the West Plattsburgh Recreation Park on Rand Hill Road. 

Parents can register their children online at Space is limited. For questions, call 562-6860.

Storyteller to share stories at Imaginarium Thursday

PLATTSBURGH — Storyteller Karen Glass will bring stories of the Adirondacks to life from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Imaginarium Children’s Museum, 4709 Route 9. 

All ages are welcome. Admission is $4 per person ages 2 and up, or free for members.

For questions, call 324-7426.

Special WWII remembrance service planned 

KEENE VALLEY — The 10th Mountain Division will be remembered at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Keene Valley Congregational Church, 1791 Route 73.

Twelve young men from Keene marched off to serve in World War II with this fabled unit. One of them helped form this unique unit, and several were involved in teaching mountaineering skills.

Charles Smith, the last remaining veteran from Keene, will be in attendance.

After showing the movie “The Last Ridge,” which outlines the incredible exploits of the unit, there will be a display of photos and memorabilia that reveal the experience of the brave men.

The program is presented by Marcy Post 1312 of the American Legion. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Keene Veterans Memorial.

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