October 19, 2013

Family Fare: Oct. 19, 2013


---- — Plattsburgh Library book sale next weekend 

PLATTSBURGH — The Friends of the Plattsburgh Public Library October Book Sale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, upstairs at the 19 Oak St. building.

Prices are 50 cents for hardcovers and 25 cents for paperbacks.

A preview sale for current Friends of the Library members will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. New memberships will be available at the door for $10. From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, a bag sale will be held for $1 a bag of books.


Plattsburgh Housing Outlet Halloween Fest Oct. 26

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Housing Outlet’s 14th-annual benefit Halloween Festival will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

Children 12 and younger are encouraged to come in costume. The model homes, displayed in a community setting, allow trick-or-treating in a controlled environment. Local businesses and civic organizations have sponsored individual homes and will hand out candy or treats from them during the event.

Children will be entertained by magician Ishkabibble next door at Della Honda at 3 p.m. There will be arts and crafts, a raffle and games. Participants can bob for apples and enjoy cider and munchkins.

District 3 will have a fire truck on display and offer fire safety advice ,and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department will be offering a child fingerprinting and ID service from 2 to 4 p.m.

Parking will be available on site as well as at Della Honda.

Plattsburgh Housing Outlet will again contribute all proceeds from the Halloween Festival to the Ronald McDonald House in Burlington, to date, that has totaled more than $47,000. Statistics show that more than 70 percent of the families using that facility are from the New York side of the lake. The suggested $1-per-child donation, as well as funds collected from the games and raffle, will all benefit the Ronald McDonald House and its support of families in need.

Full details are available on at and the business Facebook page. Plattsburgh Housing Outlet Marketing Director Michelle LaBounty said, “We are keeping our fingers crossed for good weather and look forward to another day of safe family fun.”

For more information, contact her at 563-6250, Ext. 21.


Spooktacular Movie Extravaganza Oct. 26 fundraiser

AUSABLE FORKS — The fifth-annual Spooktacular Movie Extravaganza Halloween event at the Hollywood Theatre in AuSable Forks is set for Saturday, Oct. 26.

A fundraiser for the AuSable Forks Elementary School Parent-Teacher-Organization, the event will run from 11:15 a.m. to 11 p.m. Doors will open at 11 a.m.

This Spooktacular Extravaganza event is open to the public and is encouraged for children of all ages throughout the community. The event will consist of some family-friendly movies as well as some classic Halloween favorites. It is recommended that children younger than 10 be accompanied by an adult. Older children may be present without parental guidance; however, there are movies with PG, PG 13 and R ratings. 

“Know your parental comfort level,” a news release said.

Participants are invited to bring canned food items or other non-perishable food items to support the M&M Diner Holiday Food Drive, including turkey gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, yams, potatoes and canned vegetables.

Kids are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes.

The price per movie per person is $3; an all-day pass is $10. Children 2 years and younger are free.

Movies and times are: 11:15 a.m., “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,” “Monsters vs. Aliens”; noon, “Mickey’s House of Villains,” “Monster High: 13 Wishes”;  1:30 p.m., “Monsters Inc.,” “Spooky Buddies”; 3:15 p.m., “Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Halloween Town”; 4:45 p.m. “Hotel Transylvania,” “Addams Family”; 6:30 p.m., “Coraline,” “Gremlins”; and 8:30 p.m., “Poltergeist,” “The Shining.”


ELCS holding Halloween Festival

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Senior Class is hosting a Halloween Festival at the Hale House in Elizabethtown on Saturday, Oct. 26.  

Family fun from noon to 4 p.m. includes hayrides, a pumpkin patch visit, pumpkin- and face-painting, a haunted house, games and food. The fun takes on a scarier tone 6 to 9 p.m. with haunted hayrides and a haunted house. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. 

Country Dreams Farm hosts Halloween event

PLATTSBURGH — Country Dreams Farm is holding an “aMAZEing halloWINE” Halloween event 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

Many activities that day on the working farm are free, including horse-drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo, a kids play area and a bonfire after dark with s’mores and ghost stories told by Gordie Little. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in costume. 

Admission of $15 includes wine tasting in the corn maze, 5 to 9 p.m.; family friendly corn maze, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and a barbecue chicken dinner. A farmers market will also be selling goods.

For more information, call Country Dreams Farm, 561-8941.


Fright Night planned at Mooers Free Library

MOOERS — Mooers Free Library will host Fright Night, a Halloween celebration, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

Attendees can wear Halloween costumes, play games, participate in a scavenger hunt and receive free candy. This event is free.

Prizes will be awarded for the best costume based in four age groups. Food will be available. 

Sarnac Lake Library to hold Halloween Party

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Free Library will hold a Story Time Halloween Party 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the library, 109 Main St.

The program will include seasonal stories and festive treats. Children may come in costume. All preschoolers are invited to attend. Call 891-4190 for more information.


Host families sought for foreign-exchange students

PLATTSBURGH — International Fellowship, a nonprofit exchange student program in business for 60 years, is looking for volunteer families or individuals to host foreign exchange students. The high-school students from abroad will be here for a full academic year or for a semester. Students have their own spending money and are covered by health and accident insurance. 

For more information, call (800) 647-8839, email or visit