May 4, 2013

Family Fare: May 4, 2013


---- — Elmore SPCA holding Adoption Day today

PLATTSBURGH — The Elmore SPCA will be having a special adoption for rescued cats and dogs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at PetSmart on Route 3.

Elmore has seen an increase of pregnant dogs and cats being surrendered by their owners and has a real need for larger indoor kennels big enough for a nursing shepherd and five to 10 puppies. Donors recently purchased two of these large kennels for pregnant dogs.

A special fund has been established by a volunteer who lost her service dog, Abby. Abby was a rescued shepherd mix from a high kill shelter in North Carolina. She was emaciated at 20 pounds and pregnant with 10 puppies when she arrived at Elmore. Donations to “Abby’s Fund” will help with indoor and outdoor kennel needs of the dogs and cats at the shelter.

The shelter is also looking for donations of Revolution or Frontline Plus for cats and dogs. A discount coupon is available on its website,

Those interested in adopting a pet should visit the shelter’s “Adoption” section on its website. Adoption applications are available online. For more information, call 643-2451 or visit the shelter from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays or 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.


Story time at Keeseville Library set for Tuesday

KEESEVILLE — Keeseville Free Library’s next storytime is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at its 1721 Front St. location.

The theme is “Monkey Business.” All preschoolers are welcome.

For questions, call 834-9054.


PetWalk to raise funds for Adirondack Humane Society

PLATTSBURGH — The Adirondack Humane Society will host its annual PetWalk from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Melissa L. Penfield Park on Boynton Avenue, rain or shine.

Registration is from noon to 1 p.m. Attendees may bring a dog if they wish and get sponsors and walk to raise funds for the animal shelter.

A pet and owner look-alike contest will also be held. Participants can cheer for the best animal trick of the day, and pets can enjoy a homemade dog biscuit. Adoptable dogs will also be attending.

To register to walk a dog, call the shelter at 561-7297.


Support group for nursing moms meets May 6

PLATTSBURGH — La Leche League, a breast-feeding information and support group, meets at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at Family Connections on U.S. Oval.

The group, which is for all women, meets the first Monday of every month. Babies are also welcome.

An additional support group will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, at Family Connections on U.S. Oval. This group will meet the third Friday of every month.

To learn more, visit, or call Susan at 643-9436, Melissa at 643-8530, Kira at 314-5186 or Sue at 561-5186.


Child-bonding seminar set for May 11

PLATTSBURGH — “Bonding From the Beginning” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Emmaus Room, St. Peter’s Church, 114 Cornelia St.

The event will begin with a seminar called “Planting Seeds of Attachment” from 9 to 11:30 a.m. According to a press release, it will focus on “how we support our youngest children’s social and emotional health.” It will explore ways to support the breastfeeding mother during transitions back to work.

Lunch is provided from 11:30 a.m. to noon, followed by “Growing the Roots of Resilience” by Rachel Sperry, from noon to 3 p.m. This seminar will look how resiliency is promoted in young children.

The event is sponsored by the Champlain Valley AEYC; Chapel Hill Foundation; Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country; and the Ready, Set, Grow! Coalition.

The cost is $35 per person and includes lunch. To register, call 561-4999; or send $35 to Child Care Council, P.O. Box 2640, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.


YMCA hosting Kids Night Out today

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh YMCA, at the corner of Brinkerhoff and Oak streets, is hosting Kids Night Out with a “Pirates Adventure” theme from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today.

The children will be able to use the YMCA’s climbing wall with the trained YMCA staff. The evening also includes pizza, swimming, group games, gym games and a pirate craft. The activities will be supervised by staff from the Y’s Time before- and after-school program.

The cost is $15 per child ($12 for YMCA members) and is limited to the first 75 children.

For questions, call 561-4290.


Doctor to discuss Spinal Cord Stimulators

PLATTSBURGH — Champlain Spine and Pain Management at 4 Feathers Drive will be holding a free educational event from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7.

Dr. Thierry Bonnabesse will talk about Spinal Cord Stimulators, which are used for chronic back pain, neck pain, pinched nerves, neuropathies and more.

Those interested are encouraged to reserve a spot ahead of time because space is limited. Call 324-7246 or email for questions or to register.


‘Second Saturday Storytime’ May 11 in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main St., will host its “Second Saturday Storytime” at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11.

The group will celebrate “The Cat in the Hat,” with stories and a craft.

Visit or call 523-2950 for more information.


Child safety-seat check planned

PLATTSBURGH — A child safety-seat check will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, next to Gander Mountain at the Champlain Centre Mall.

The event is sponsored by Clinton County Traffic Safety, Morrisonville EMS and Safe Kids Adirondack.

For more information, contact Mitch Carriere at the Clinton County Traffic Safety Office at 565-4397 or


MayFaire Festival coming up May 11

SARANAC LAKE — The Northern Lights School MayFaire Festival is at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Adirondack Carousel, 2 Depot St.

The event will feature a silent auction with handmade and donated items. Bluseed Studio’s Carol Vossler will host a community art project. There will also be kids crafts and the annual May Pole dance. Catered food will be available from Green Goddess. Josh Bakelaar and Phil Henry and Friends will perform.

The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family, and includes three carousel rides.

For questions, call 891-3206.