July 12, 2014

Family Fare: July 12, 2014

Towns co-sponsoring Readers Rock

PLATTSBURGH — The Town of Plattsburgh Parks & Recreation Department and the Town of Schuyler Falls are again teaming up to offer Readers Rock this summer.

The program is open to any youths entering grades 1 to 6.

Parents can register their children for either program online at or by completing a registration form at the Town Offices on Banker Road.

All sessions will held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the West Plattsburgh Park. Participants should be placed into the session of the grade they will be in for September 2014.

Session 1: Grade 1, July 14 to 18.

Session 2: Grade 2,  July 21 to 25.

Session 3: Grade 3 and 4, July 28 to Aug. 1.

Session 4: Grade 5 and 6, Aug. 4 to 8.

For more information on either of these programs, call 562-6860.

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Strand Center holding youth art camps

PLATTSBURGH — The Strand Center for the Arts is holding new ArtQuest camps for the summer.

Five weeks of ArtQuest camps are offered, available in half- or full-day sessions for children ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 12.

With classes such as Refuse Reuse, History Detective and Garden Explorer, children have the 2opportunity to look more closely at the world around them while exploring special themes through clay and visual arts.

“ArtQuest camps are a great way for children to actively learn and create,” Rebecca Conklin, SCA ArtQuest instructor, said in a news release.

“Participating in the arts not only provides a creative outlet but allows children to have continued development of fine and gross motor skills and exposure to diverse sensory experiences over the course of the summer.”

The cost of each ArtQuest class is $95 or $85 for members. Scholarships are available.

Register at or called Education Coordinator Aimée Baker at 563-1604 or by e-mail at:

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Santa’s Workshop topic of lecture

ELIZABETHTOWN — It will be “Christmas in July” as The Adirondack History Center presents the second in its weekly summer lecture series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the museum in Elizabethtown.

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