October 5, 2013

Family Fare: Oct. 5, 2013


---- — Story time today at Chazy Library

CHAZY — The next story time at the Chazy Public Library, 1329 Fiske Road, is from 10 to 11 a.m. today. 

The theme is “fall fun” with Brandy Juneau. Story time is for children ages 3 to 8 years.

Call 846-7676 to register or for more information.

American Red Cross offering babysitting training

MORRISONVILLE —The American Red Cross of the Northeastern New York Region is holding a daylong babysitters’ training course for youth ages 11 to 15 years.

The second-annual event is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the North Country Chapter Office, 26 Emory St., Morrisonville.

Young people will learn how to care for infants and children, handle emergencies such as injuries and accidents, stay safe, recognize safety and hygiene issues, and communicate with parents. It also teaches lifelong entrepreneurial and career-development skills. 

The course provides students with materials that are useful both in class and when they start babysitting, including a compact emergency-reference guide; an interactive CD-ROM featuring an activity booklet with games, songs, recipes and other activities; an electronic babysitting-client organizer; and more.

To register for the course and pay online, visit

For additional information prior to the event, contact Katie Roulston, training scheduler, at

Writers’ workshop coming up in Chazy

CHAZY — The Chazy Public library is hosting a writers’ workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12.

The workshop will be led by Susannah Risley, who has 17 years of experience in writing. Participants will learn to write memoirs or tell their family story.

The library is at 1329 Fiske Road. Call 846-7676 for questions.

Writing workshop next week in Mooers

MOOERS — The Mooers Free Library is hosting a two-session writing workshop that will focus on writing memoirs and family stories from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 8 and 9.

Susannah Risley will facilitate the workshop. In the first session, Risley will lead a discussion about writing a memoir and give examples of vivid language that makes experience come alive on the page. Participants will do a hands-on exercise to elicit memories and write what they have discovered. The next session will be a deeper exploration of writing.

The workshop is for anyone who has ever wanted to write for their own pleasure or to pass stories on as a family history. No experience is needed. The workshop is free and is funded by Poets & Writers Inc. For more information, call 236-7744 or email The library is at 2430 Route 11.

Lowe’s hosting safety-seat check

PLATTSBURGH — Lowe’s Home Improvement at 39 Centre Drive is sponsoring a certified child-passenger safety-seat check from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

Clinton County Traffic Safety, Morrisonville EMS and Safe Kids Adirondacks will be conducting the check. 

For questions, contact Mitch Carriere at 565-4397 or

YMCA offering hikes, overnight stay at Camp Jericho

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh YMCA, 17 Oak St., will offer some Saturday hikes followed by an overnight at Camp Jericho. 

The first hike will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Point Au Roche State Park for ages 8 to 11 years.The next hike will be on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Rattlesnake Mountain for ages 9 to 14 years. Following the hike, participants will go to Camp Jericho for pizza, smores, an overnight stay and breakfast in the morning.

Participants will meet in YMCA gym at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and will need to be picked up at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Attendees are asked to bring a few snacks in a backpack for the hike.

The cost is $20 for members, and $25 for non-members. 

The director of Camp Jericho and staff will host the programs. Call the YMCA at 561-4290 with questions, or visit the front desk to register.