November 24, 2012

Family Fare: Nov. 24, 2012


---- — Fire Department Auxiliary lighting Memory Tree

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Fire Department Auxiliary will light a Memory Christmas Tree Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Churubusco Fire Station.

The tree will remain lit until Jan. 1.

Anyone wishing to remember a loved one may do so by donating $1 per bulb. Contact any auxiliary member or call Diane Lagree at 497-6647, Veronica Miller at 497-6728 or Jane Campbell Nichols at 497-6040.

Great Books Club holding meeting

for new members

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Great Books Club is looking for new members.

An informational meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Ianelli Room on the second floor of the library.

The club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from September to May at 6 p.m. at the Plattsburgh Public Library.

At each session, members discuss material previously chosen from the wide variety of Great Books Foundation offerings and select future reading material. A veteran member volunteers to lead the discussion. All participants learn from listening how others interpret material and are welcome to contribute to the exploration.

For more information about the Great Books Foundation, visit or call Dave Hurd at 593-3686, Joe connor at 563-0391 or Lynn Kelly-Miller at 561-3973.

Pet Photo event on Dec. 1 benefits

Humane Society

PLATTSBURGH — The Adirondack Humane Society is having its annual Santa Pet Photo benefit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Tails of the Adirondacks, 770 Route 3.

For $15, each participant will receive a photo of their pet with Santa and a CD of all the pictures the photographer takes. Proceeds benefit the shelter.

For questions, call 324-5311.

Kids to decorate cookies at Story Time

CHAZY— Chazy Public Library’s Story Time on Saturday, Dec. 1, will be held at the Chazy Orchard store from 10 to 11 a.m.

Kristin McAuliffe will read “Gingerbread Baby.” Children will decorate cookies with baker Cindy Dominy and Joann Trombly. If time permits, more stories will be read.

The story time is for children ages 4 to 8.

Call 846-7676 to register.

Training aimed

at involved parents in schools

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Education experts agree that parental involvement in schools goes a long way toward increasing student achievement.

With that goal in mind, Gov. Steve Beshear has created the Governor’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, which will provide training for parents who want to get more involved in schools.

Among other things, parents will learn how to read aggregated test scores and how school budgets work. The idea is to help them take on leadership roles in parent-teacher organizations, school councils and committees and local school boards.

The institute is based on a similar program developed by the nonprofit Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence that has trained some 1,600 Kentucky parents.

A news release from the governor’s office says the first session of the new institute will be held in eastern Kentucky in the fall.