June 29, 2013

Family Fare: June 29, 2013


---- — Safety-seat check set for today

KEESEVILLE — The Essex County Sheriff’s Department is holding a child safety-seat check from noon to 4 p.m. today at the Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane.

The Child Passenger Safety Program is sponsored by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. For more information, call the Essex County Traffic Safety Office at 873-3630.


Mooers Free Library offering summer programs

MOOERS — Mooers Free Library will be participating in the Summer Food Program as well as a Summer Reading Program.

Meals, as snacks, will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Summer meals will be served at 2:40 p.m. Tuesdays and at 6:40 p.m. Wednesdays at the library, 2430 Route 11.

As well, the library will kick off its Summer Reading Program from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 2.

Sessions will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

This year’s focus will be on gardening and digging to align with the theme of “Dig-Into-Reading.” Attendees will be able to grow a potted herb garden, which they can take home with them to use this winter.

For more information, call the library director at 236-7744 or email


Fourth-annual Civil War Camp scheduled

PLATTSBURGH — Clinton County Historical Association will host the fourth year of Matthew Hewson’s Civil War Youth Camp.

The camp at the Clinton County Historical Museum focuses on the daily lives of Civil War soldiers, with hands-on immersion in which campers experience the process of becoming a soldier by enlisting in the Union Army and filling out the appropriate paperwork.

After receiving their uniforms and training rifles, campers will learn how to drill according to the basic manual of arms, undergo inspections, train, parade and eat period food and rations of the Union forces. Campers also learn the historical background of the soldiers’ lives they are experiencing.

The goal of the camp is to give the participants an appreciation of the Civil War, how it impacted daily life on the home front and on the frontlines.

This year’s camp is offered in two sessions: Tuesday to Friday, July 9 to 12, and Tuesday to Friday, July 16 to 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Eight spots are still available in the first session and 13 in the second session. The camp is intended for children age 9 to 14 years old, at a cost of $20 per camper. Prior registration is required.

This event is sponsored in part by Clinton County and the Chapel Hill Foundation.

To register or for more information, call 561-0340.


Bookstore Plus to host Summer Storytime

LAKE PLACID — The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid will host Weekly Monday Summer Storytime at 10 a.m. on July 1.

The event will celebrate horses with stories and a craft.

Here is the schedule of dates and topics, with sessions starting at 10 a.m.: July 8, camping; July 13, giraffes; July 15, floating; July 22, outer space; and July 29, the dark.

For more information on these and other events, visit or call 523-2950.


Keeseville Farmers Market plans Kids Day Wednesday

KEESEVILLE — On Wednesday July 3, Keeseville Farmers Market will host a Kids Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Riverside Park behind the Library on Front Street.

It will include games and prizes for children and musical entertainment.

The market sells veggies, herbs, eggs, meats handcrafted items and more.


Museums plans fun before the fireworks

PLATTSBURGH — The Kent-Delord House Museum and Imaginarium Children’s Museum present Fun Before the Fireworks during the 2013 Mayor’s Cup festivities.

The event will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Kent-Delord House Museum before the Mayor’s Cup. The fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

The event is free and open for all ages.

There will be historic games to play throughout the museum grounds, from walking on stilts to potato sack races; carnival games from skeetball to ring toss; outdoor activities such as outdoor bowling, bean-bag toss and bubbles; prizes, and food, such as popcorn, drinks, cotton candy and a small concession.