May 10, 2014

Family Fare: May 10, 2014

Author to visit Malone schools

MALONE — Author Matthew McElligott will be visiting Malone elementary schools May 12 through 15.

McElligott, from the Albany area, will talk about his books and the process of writing and illustrating. He has written and illustrated a dozen books, including “Even Monsters Need Haircuts,” “Benjamin Franklinstein Meets Thomas Deadison,” “Bean Thirteen” and “Backbeard and the Birthday Suit.”

On May 13, McElligott will give a presentation for families and members of the community; all are welcome. The evening show is free of charge and will be held at the Wead Library from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

June volunteers sought for Almanzo Wilder Homestead

BURKE — The Almanzo Wilder Homestead is seeking additional persons to join volunteers leading school tours during the month of June.

Volunteers will be trained and may shadow and/or assist other tours before leading a group of 10 to 15 students with chaperones on tours including the schoolhouse, museum, barn complex, and house.

Tours are scheduled to start between 9 and 10 a.m., depending on the school visiting, and last approximately two hours. One or two guides may at times assist at the counter after tours until 1 p.m. Individuals wishing to lead tours for the public may be trained.

Individuals interested in the Wilder Homestead but not interested in the speaking positions are also sought to help throughout the summer and early fall or on an occasional basis for lawn mowing, gardening and general maintenance.

All individuals volunteering must provide two personal references due to the number of children visiting the farm.

For an application, call 483-1207, email or visit the farm at 177 Stacy Road, Burke, between 3 and 6 p.m. Monday, May 13.

Family Fest today at Adirondack Carousel

SARANAC LAKE — The Champlain Valley Association for the Education of Young Children will offer Family Fest, a free event for children and their families, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, at the Adirondack Carousel.

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