January 26, 2013

Family Fare: Jan. 26, 2013

Book club starting up

LAKE PLACID — A new book club has formed at the Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main St.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month. At the first meeting, on Feb. 5, the group will discuss “Y” by Marjorie Celona.

For questions, visit or call 523-2950.

NCCCA offering help for contest

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts is offering a new class for students in kindergarten through third grade who are interested in creating an entry for the annual PBS Kids Go! writers’ contest.

The monthlong class — which will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 4 through 27 — fosters literacy and artistic development as students write and illustrate an original story. No classes will be held the week of Feb. 18 due to winter vacation.

Amanda Kaufman will help students work through the process of creating their own characters and plot, writing the story and then designing the book and its images. By the end of the program, students will have a complete entry for the contest, which is due March 8.

The fee for the class is $65 for non-members or $60 for members of the NCCCA and includes the cost of instruction and all materials.

Additional information about the contest can be found on Mountain Lake’s website,

BOP Essay Contest guidelines announced

PLATTSBURGH — Entries are sought for the 2013 Battle of Plattsburgh Essay Contest.

The annual contest, sponsored by the Battle of Plattsburgh Association, Adirondack Bank and the Key Foundation, in cooperation with the North Country Teacher Resource Center, explores local history and the critical battle of the War of 1812 that occurred in the Champlain Valley.

The contest is open to students in grades four through 12.

Prizes will be awarded in three grade levels: grades four and five, six through eight, and nine through 12. Each grade level will be awarded $200 for first prize, $100 for second prize and $50 for third prize.

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