September 14, 2013

Family Fare: Sept. 14, 2013


---- — Chazy Library to host storytime

CHAZY — Storytime will be held at Chazy Public Library 10 to 11 a.m. today, with the theme, “Tappin’ My Tootsies.”

Wear your wildest shoes and your craziest socks and join Diane Sabourin for a shoe and feet storytime theme. For children age 3 to 8.

Call 846-7676 to register.


Session for foster, adoptive parents set

PLATTSBURGH — An orientation and informational meeting for prospective foster, adoptive and respite parents will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Clinton County Department of Social Services, 13 Durkee St., Plattsburgh.

There continues to be a need for foster parents in Clinton County. More and more adolescents, children and their families are in need of support. All are welcome to attend the meeting; there is no commitment.

Clinton County Department of Social Services Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting training for prospective foster, adoptive and respite parents is scheduled to start Tuesday, Sept. 24. 

Call 565-3320 to confirm attendance or to obtain more information.


Talk focuses on securing future for kids

PLATTSBURGH — A talk called “Securing Your Child’s Future: A Presentation on Wills, Special-Needs Trusts & Guardianship” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Child Care Coordinating Council, 194 U.S. Oval.

Sponsored by Autism Alliance of Northeastern New York, this is a free workshop. But participants must register by emailing or calling 593-2317.


Drivers urged to act on child passenger safety

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office is participating in National Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 15 to 22.

This is an annual campaign to bring public attention to the importance of properly securing all children in appropriate child safety seats, booster seats or seat belts — every trip, every time.

Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 1 through 12. An average of two children (age 12 and younger in a passenger vehicle) are killed and 325 were injured each day. This fatality rate could be reduced by about half if the correct child safety seat were always used, police say.

The campaign will end on Sept. 21, with National Seat Check Saturday, where certified child passenger safety technicians provide free child safety seat inspections.

Morrisonville EMS, Clinton County Traffic Safety and Safe Kids Adirondack are supporting a Child Passenger Safety Seat 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day at the Morrisonville EMS Building, 21 Banker Road, Morrisonville.


Ticonderoga fetes ‘A Night Atthe Museum’

TICONDEROGA — The third-annual “Night At The Museum” will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Hancock House in Ticonderoga.

The theme is “Classical Music, Vintage Dresses and Retro Cocktails.”

A variety of hor d’oeuvres, sweet treats, wine, beer, retro cocktails and infused water will be available throughout the night. Admission is $20 per person or $30 per couple. 

The event will feature classical music by Brian Donat, Cellist, a small silent auction and a history hunt. Vintage or black-and-white attire is admired, but not required. 

“Night At The Museum” is sponsored by the Ticonderoga Historical Society, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, Eddie’s Restaurant and additional Chamber members.


Thera-Pets to host fall activities

PERU — Thera-Pets, an animal-assisted therapy program in Peru, will host fall activities.

The Saturday morning group for children is now open for registration. Any child may register, but preference is given to children with developmental challenges. Call 643-2577.

In addition, a second group is forming for grieving children. This can be the death of a loved one, including a pet and separation due to divorce or incarceration. People can register at the same phone number.

As a fundraising activity, the group is collecting used sneakers, which will be reconditioned and sent to third-world countries as part of the Soles for Souls program.

Lastly, Thera-Pets and St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church are co-sponsoring the “Blessing of the Pets” 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at Mother Cabrini Shrine on the Patent Road in Peru. Any type of pet can be brought for blessing, and used sneakers will be collected.