June 8, 2013

Family Fare: June 8, 2013

Flower-sale funds to help Birthright

PLATTSBURGH — Champlain Valley Birthright is sponsoring a “Remember Father with a Carnation” fundraiser to benefit their work with pregnant women, their babies and families.

Area churches will have flowers available for a donation at their services on Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16.

Birthright, located at 66 Clinton St., is an emergency pregnancy service. For questions, call 563-4300.


Last story time of season planned

SARANAC LAKE — The final Thursday morning story-time program at the Saranac Lake Free Library is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13, in the Cantwell Community Room.

The Thursday-morning program will resume in September.


Yard sale to benefit Sherman Free Library

PORT HENRY — Trustees of the Sherman Free Library will have a yard sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the library, 20 Church St.

A large variety of items will be sold. All proceeds benefit the library.


Kite Fest set for Father’s Day

KEENE VALLEY — The sixth-annual East Branch Friends of the Arts Kite Fest will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, sharing Marcy Field with the Farmers Market.

This year’s theme is “We are Family” and will showcase Keene Central School’s six international students, their host families and their countries of origin: South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Spain, Norway and Brazil.

Kite enthusiasts of all ages are invited to bring original, collectible and store-bought kites and banners to fly at the annual Father’s Day event.

Bol races, music and other activities are planned, and food and beverages will be sold. Admission is free.


Butterfly House to open June 15

PAUL SMITHS — The Pauls Smith’s VIC Native Species Butterfly House, featuring butterflies and moths in all stages of development, will open on Saturday, June 15, at 8023 Route 30.

Visitors can view native butterflies up close and learn about their life stages and migratory patterns. Butterfly House volunteers are available to point out the species of butterflies in the house that day, provide information on the insect’s life cycle and identify specific plants that are favored by each species. Inside the Butterfly House, there are nectar plants for food and host plants for egg-laying and caterpillar feeding. There are also touch boxes and information handouts on butterflies and moths. Outside the Butterfly House is a garden designed to attract butterflies.

The Butterfly House will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week throughout the summer. After Labor Day, it will be open on weekends and by appointment, weather permitting. Admission is free.

For more information, visit or call Brian McDonnell at 327-6241.

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