The Press-Republican events calendar appears every Friday. Be sure submissions reach the Press-Republican newsroom at least one week before the calendar in which they need to appear. 

Items should be brief, listing the time, date, place, prices, a contact number and any other essential information.

All items in the calendar must be open to the public.

They should be sent to: Press-Republican Community Calendar, P.O. Box 459, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-0459.

Releases may also be faxed to the Press-Republican at 561-3362 or sent by email to: news@pressrepublican.com.

EVERYTHING LISTED IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Some events require preregistration or reservations, so make sure to look for those details.

EVENTS

TODAY 

Family Game Night. 6:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 2 Clay Street, Malone. Bring favorite board game or join in on games at church. Meal and/or dessert bar. 

Spring Book Sale. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. (upstairs). Except for some specially priced books, prices are 50 cents for hardcover and 25 cents for paperbacks.

SAT., APRIL 20

Firefighters Plunge for Protection. 10 a.m. In the Ausable River near the gazebo behind the Grand Union, AuSable Forks. Pledges for participants who plunge in the frigid waters will be used for water-rescue training and equipment for the AuSable Forks Volunteer Fire Department.

Second-annual Samantha Donah Memorial Benefit for CV-TEC. Noon, Geoffrey’s Pub & Restaurant, 5453 Peru St., Plattsburgh. Lunch buffet, raffles, auctions, music by Tunes of Time DJ Service, pedestrian and bike safety awareness and more. $12 per person. To benefit Allied Health Scholarships and ADK Humane Society. Sponsored by Glenn Scroggins Contracting and Papa Electric. 

Street Jam Carnival. 3 to 5 p.m., SUNY Plattsburgh. A section of Rugar Street from Memorial Hall to Hood Hall will be blocked off for the event. Music, food and more. Sponsored by Club Caribbean.

Square Dance. Plus, 7 to 8 p.m.; Main Stream and Round, 8 to 10 p.m. North Country Squares. Clinton County Fairgrounds, Morrisonville. Caller: Bob LaBounty; cuer, Mo Wall. Sponsored by the North Country Squares.

Honor Flight Benefit Dinner. Knights of Columbus Hall, Keeseville. Call 834-9901 for details.

A Scottish Ceilidh. 7 p.m. Will Rodgers, Saranac Lake. $5. An evening celebration of Scottish heritage, including Scottish entertainment, Susan Grimm and Steve Borst of Inisheer, bagpipers, Scottish country dancing, parade of the tartans, desserts, refreshments and a raffle for a chance to win a piper to play at your special event. Wearing of Scottish attire welcome.

Plunge for the Cause. 11:30 a.m. Mirror Lake, Lake Placid. Teams of students and faculty will raise money for the Tri-Lakes Humane Society, Lake Placid and Wilmington ecumenical food shelves. Sponsored by the Lake Placid Middle School Builders Club and will coincide with the Lake Placid Village Cleanup. Students will have the opportunity to raise money and earn community service credit for their Plunge participation.

The Lake Placid Village Cleanup. 9 to 10 a.m. registration, Olympic Oval Skating Building. Sign up to join or lead a group.

All participants should wear gloves. A pizza and sandwich snack for volunteers after the cleanup at Peacock Village Beach. Rain date is April 27.

Mommy and Me Spring Tea. Noon to 2 p.m. Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake. Event includes tea sandwiches, pastries and desserts, carousel rides, Merriloons the Clown, face-painting, balloon art and story time. $18 for an adult and one child, each additional child $5. By paid reservation only, call 891-9521.

Fourth-annual Davis Elementary PTA Kids Consignment Sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Davis Elementary Gym, 183 Webster Street, Malone. Gently used kids clothes, shoes, toys, books, sporting equipment, infant gear and more. Shop early for best selection but many discounted items between 1 and 2 p.m.

Zumbathon for Fitness. 9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. to noon. High School gymnasium, Brushton-Moira Central School. Adults $15, students $10, children under 14 must be supervised by adults. Fun prizes and refreshments, Chinese auction, raffles. Proceeds benefit the fitness center at the school. 

Spring Book Sale. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. (upstairs). Except for some specially priced books, prices are 50 cents for hardcover and 25 cents for paperback. $1 bag sale.

Knights at Night — Talent For a Cause. To benefit student and lymphoma patient Malorie Drollette. 7 p.m. Seton Catholic Central School, 206 New York Road, Plattsburgh. Selections by the chorus and group performances, comedy; dessert and refreshments to be sold. Minimum $5 donation appreciated.

Bingo for the Depot. 5 to 7 p.m. Westport Heritage House. $5 for one card, each additional $1. 35th-anniversary fundraiser go toward educational outreach programs offered to local elementary and high-school students.

SUN., APRIL 21

Earth Day Super Sunday. 10 am. to 2 p.m. Imaginarium Children’s Museum, 4709 Route 9, Plattsburgh. Learn about recycling, composting and the world around us. $4 for museum members, non-members $6 for ages 2 and up.

Rodney Collins Spaghetti Dinner Benefit. Noon to 5 p.m. Lyon Mountain American Legion Post 1623. Donation $8 per person. To offset medical expenses for cancer treatments and family expenses.

Child Safety Seat Check. Noon to 5 p.m. Lake Placid EMS Building, 398 Mill Pond Drive, Lake Placid. Hosted by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department as part of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

Earth Day Celebration. 1 to 5 p.m. Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort parking lot, Main St., Lake Placid. Live music, local vendors and more. Vendors market will include local producers such as Asgaard Farm, Adirondack Harvest, Harmony Hills, Thundercrest Farms. Crafts, artwork from Adirondack artists, $2 barbecue, free “green” tours of the Golden Arrow.

TUES., APRIL 23

World Book Night 2013. Noon to 5 p.m., Wells Memorial Library, Upper Jay. To celebrate, stop by library for a free book. 

Health-Care Information Session. 6 p.m. Stafford Middle School. Information about plan comparisons for Plattsburgh City School District employees. Steven Locey, Locey & Cahill LLC, will present the variables between Clinton-Essex-Washington-Warren schools health insurance consortium Plans A and B. He will entertain questions that relate to health insurance but will not address issues of labor relations.

WED., APRIL 24

Rotary Radio Day. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. WIRY Radio turns over its program to Rotary Club of Plattsburgh and Sunrise Rotary for the 49th year to raise funds for the many charities and organizations supported in the local community.

THURS.-FRI.-SAT., APRIL 25-27

Rummage Sale. 4 to 7 p.m.Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman St., Plattsburgh. 

THURS. APRIL 25

Annual Dining Out for Life. 80 area restaurants will donate 20 percent of their sales to help fight HIV/AIDS, including Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, 813 Mirror Lake Road, Lake Placid; Butcher Block, 15 Booth Drive, Plattsburgh; and LivinGood’s Restaurant, 14 Margaret St., Plattsburgh. Find complete restaurant list at www.diningoutforlife.com.

Story Night and Crafts. 6 to 8 p.m. Imaginarium Children’s Museum, 4709 Route 9, Plattsburgh. Free for members, others $2. In conjunction with the SUNY Plattsburgh Council for Exceptional Children Club.

Candlelight Vigil for Crime Victims. 7 to 8 p.m., SUNY Plattsburgh Angell College Center Plaza. Light a candle to pay tribute to crime victims and to raise awareness for their rights. Sponsored by STOP Domestic Violence and Behavioral Health Services North.

Daffest Tour to the Bartok Cabin. 1 p.m. $5 per person, free for Historic Saranac Lake members. Meet at the Riverside Bandshell for walking tour.

FRI., APRIL 26

Spring Rummage Sale. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. First Congregational Church, Clay Street, Malone. Proceeds go to local charities. 

SAT.-SUN., APRIL 27-28

South Plattsburgh Volunteer Fire Department Open House. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Route 22 near NYSEG or Route 9 station next to Cliff Haven. Prospective members welcome.

SAT., APRIL 27

Take Back the Night. 6 to 10 p.m. Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh.

Square Dance. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Northeast Clinton Middle School cafeteria, Northern Lights Square Dance Club. Call and cuer Carl Trudo, class graduation.

Roller Derby: That ‘70s Bout. 5 p.m. Plattsburgh Recreation Center, U.S. Oval. Lumber Jills face Capital City’s Derby Dolls from Ottawa, Ontario. Advance tickets at Stop by Body Tattoo, North Country Food Co-op, Conroy’s Organics or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/319214 for $10, ages 6 through 12, $5, children 5 and younger, free. $12 at door. As part of Lumber Jill’s community-service component, half-time show will be performed by the Autism Alliance of Northeastern New York of Plattsburgh, who work with families through education and support who are affected by autism. 

Spring Rummage Sale. 9 a.m. to noon, First Congregational Church, Clay Street, Malone. Proceeds go to local charities. 

Third-annual Daffest Derby Soap Box Derby. Race time 11 a.m. Lapan Highway overpass near Town Hall, Saranac Lake. Open to children ages 5 to 15 and adults 16 and older. Bring your regulation built soapbox derby car (wheel-size 10-inch maximum and non-pneumatic tires), pit crew and cheering section. $20 registration fee per racer. Mandatory regulations and entry information at www.Daffest.com or Bob Bevilacqua at 891-8109.

Autism Awareness Walk. 10 a.m. registration; walk at 11 a.m. U.S. Oval, Plattsburgh. Children’s activities, raffles, bake sale, autism information. Call 570-7225 for registration information. 

A Taste of the Mediterranean Wine Tasting. 4 to 6 p.m. Peru Free Library. $10 tickets may be purchased prior or reserved and picked up at the library. Call 643-8618.

SUN., APRIL 28

Circus. 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Rouses Point Civic Center, Lake Street. Midway will open one hour prior to shows. Buy tickets online at www.walkerinternationalevents.com. Free kids tickets. 

Full Moon Amphibian Walk and Chili Chow Down. 6 p.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 Route 28N, Newcomb. $5 for chili followed by informal hike at 7 p.m. and campfire and hot chocolate.

MEALS

TODAY 

All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Peru Fire Department. $7.

Spaghetti Dinner. 5 p.m. American Legion Auxiliary Post 912, Rouses Point. Adults, $8, under 12, $5, under 5, free.

SAT., APRIL 20

Pancake Breakfast. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Conroy’s Organics, Route 9, Beekmantown. $5. Proceeds benefit the Lumber Jills Roller Derby League. 

All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 7273, St. Augustine’s Parish Hall, Peru. $7.50 per person, $3.50 for children 6 to 12, free for 5 and younger. 

All-you-can-eat Chicken & Biscuits Dinner. 4 to 7 p.m. St. Ann’s Church Hall, Mooers Forks. 

SUN., APRIL 21

All-you-can-eat Breakfast. 8 a.m. to noon, Rouses Point Fire Station. $8, adults; $7, seniors (65 and older); $5, children 6 through 12; younger than 6, free. Non-perishable food items also accepted for St. Patrick’s Food Shelf.

All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1418, 600 St. Johns Road, Champlain. $8, adults, $4, children under 10 under 4, free. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

TUES.-WED.-THURS., April 23-25

Cooked to Order Breakfast. 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. American Legion, Lyon Mountain. $5.

SUN., APRIL 28

4th Sunday $5 Breakfast. 9 a.m. to noon. Peru Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars, near Schuyler Falls on Route 22. Proceeds to benefit veterans programs.

All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s Church Hall, Treadwells Mill. Adults, $6, children 6 to 12, $3, 5 and younger, free.

All-you-can-eat Brunch. 8 a.m. to noon. Mooers Fire Station, Route 11. $8, adults, $7, seniors, $7, 6 to 12, 5 and under free. 

TALKS

TODAY

”Conservation of the Threatened Desert Tortoise: a Multidisciplinary Approach.” 10:10 to 11 a.m. Freer Auditorium, Paul Smith’s College. By Kenneth Nussear, part of the Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar Series.

“Career Advice in Communication, Television, Law and Radio.” 3 p.m. Room 202, Yokum Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Alumni speakers Chris Engel, WPDM/WSNN radio; Chris Impomeni, MLB Network; Chris Rooney, WNYT-TV; Lori Ann Larocco, CNBC; and Suzanne Lumerman Rosenthal Viacom, Kim Grabina Como, NBC News and Glenn Suddaby, US federal judge.  

SUN., APRIL 21

“Public Presentation by Catholic Climate Ambassador Dr. Gerry Gacioch.” 12:30 p.m. Emmaus Room, St. Peter’s Church, 114 Cornelia St., Plattsburgh. Gacioch is one of 21 ambassadors nationwide trained by the Catholic Climate Convenant. Co-sponsored by the Diocese of Ogdensburg and St. Peter’s Church Environmental Stewardship Committee. Free. Reserve a seat by calling 563-1692. 

WED., APRIL 24

“Odds and Ends” Winter Lecture Series. 7 p.m. Howard Johnson’s Restaurant, Lake Placid. Speakers are Peter Roland Jr. and Art Lussi. Final program in series sponsored by the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society.

THURS., APRIL 25

“Visual Notes: In Conversation with the Champ.” Noon. Cantwell Community Room, Saranac Free Library. With Gary Casagain, enthused about music and painting, will bring paintings and a lively discussion of art. Bring soup or sandwich. Last in the lunchtime series. 

MEETINGS

MON., APRIL 22

Understanding Your Grief Support Group. 3 to 4:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 57 Church St., Saranac Lake.

Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System Board of Trustees. 4 p.m. CEF, 33 Oak Street, Platttsburgh. Video conferencing will be available at the Schroon Lake Town meeting room, and the Saranac Lake Free Library. 

TUES., APRIL 23

Civil Air Patrol. 6:30 p.m. Arizona Avenue, Plattsburgh. 

Sunrise Rotary. 7:30 a.m. American Legion Post 20, Quarry Road, Plattsburgh. 

Kiwanis. 7:30 a.m. Perkins Restaurant, Plattsburgh.

Parents Anonymous Support Group. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country, 194 US Oval, Plattsburgh.

Plattsburgh Public Library Board of Trustees. 4:30 p.m. Library auditorium. 

WED., APRIL 24

TOPS 0730. 6 to 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  weigh-in, 6 p.m. United Way Building, 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh.

Plattsburgh Rotary Club. Noon. American Legion Post 20, Quarry Road, Plattsburgh.

Overeaters Anonymous. 7 to 8 p.m. Auditorium A, CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh. 

Plattsburgh Housing Authority Board of commissioners. 1 p.m. work session followed by regular meeting. 4817 South Catherine Street, Plattsburgh.

Dannemora Town Council. 6 p.m. Lyon Mountain Methodist Church. Open to the public.

THURS., APRIL 25

Parents Anonymous Support Group. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country, 194 US Oval, Plattsburgh.

Alzheimer’s Disease Caregivers Support Group. 6 p.m. Will Rogers, Saranac Lake.

FRI., APRIL 26

19th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh. Registration required at 564-3370.

PUBLIC BROADCAST

TODAY

TWC Channel 24. NCCS vs Plattsburgh varsity boys’ basketball, North Country Skating Club 2013 ice show, Altona Town Board meeting. 11, 3, 7 a.m. and p.m.

FRI.-SUN., APRIL 19, 20, 21

Charter Communications channel 15. Home Town Cable’s Gordie Little and Calvin Castine are at the Clinton County Historical Association Museum to learn all about local ancient Native American artifacts from historian Tom Pray; followed by Ausable Valley vs. NAC varsity girls’ basketball and Beekmantown vs. Albany high school girls hockey.

SAT-SUN., April 20, 21

TWC Channel 24. Talking Business with Joey Trombley, Our Little Corner with Gordie Little at Dragoon’s Farm Equipment, What’s Going on Here with Bob Venne, Champlain Town Council meeting. 11, 3, 7, a.m. and p.m.

MON.-TUES., April 22,23

TWC Channel 24. A spring sports season home opener (TBD), SUNY Plattsburgh vs Neumann women’s hockey, Rouses Point Village Board meeting. 11, 3, 7 a.m. and p.m.

WED., APRIL 24

TWC Channel 24. Mooers CTC vs. Massena fifth- and sixth-grade girls basketball tournament final, NAC vs. Seton Catholic Section VII Class C girls basketball semi-final, Moriah vs. Schroon Lake Section VII Class D boys basketball final. 

THURS., APRIL 25 - FRI., APRIL 26

TWC Channel 24. Chazy vs. Westport varsity softball, NAC vs. Ticonderoga varsity softball, CCRS prism concert. 

FRI., APRIL 26

Charter Communications channel 15. Home Town Cable’s Gordie Little and Calvin Castine chat with Sister Debbie Blow and the folks involved with the North Country Mission of Hope, followed by NAC vs. Seton Catholic varsity girls’ basketball and part one of the annual 8-Ball Billiards pool tournament.

SAT., APRIL 27-SUN., APRIL 28

TWC Channel 24. Chazy U19 girls National Champions hockey parade, Our Little Corner with Gordie Little “North Country Honor Flight - Movie Night”, NCCS budget review with Interim Superintendent Gerald Blair. 

REGISTRATIONS

New Life Christian Academy. Accepting applications for the 2013/14 academic year. NLCA offers a Christian education taught in an interdenominational and traditional classroom setting using ABeka curriculum for K-6 and AOP curriculum for 7-12. Go to www.plattsburghag.org for a handbook and forms. Call 563-2842

Northeastern Clinton Central School. Kindergarten registration at Rouses Point Elementary School on May 6 and 7. Call 297-7211 for information. Kindergarten registration for Mooers Elementary School on May 8, May 9 and May 10. Call 236-7373.

Beekmantown Central School Kindergarten Registration. Beekmantown Elementary, May 8, 9 and 10; Cumberland Head Elementary, May 15, 16 and 17. Registration by appointment only, 9 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Call Beekmantown Elementary, 563-8035, or Cumberland Head Elementary, 563-8321.

<\Bz24f”sans-serif”>Chazy Central Rural School kindergarten registrations.<\z24f”sans-serif”> May 3, 8:15 to 8:30 a.m. registration paper check; program at 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. If child is 5 on or before Dec. 1, 2013, he or she is eligible to register for the September kindergarten class. Bring child’s birth certificate or other legal proof of age. If you haven’t received registration papers in the mail, contact Mrs. Martin at 846-7212. It is advised that child not accompany parent for this meeting. Orientation will be planned in June.

<\Bz24f”sans-serif”>AuSable Forks Elementary School. <\z24f”sans-serif”>Registration and screening appointments for children entering kindergarten at AuSable Forks Elementary School are available. Kindergarten Round-Up Days will be on May 17 and May 18. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 647-5503 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. To be eligible for kindergarten, a pupil must be 5 on or before Dec. 1, 2013, and a district resident. Parents are requested to bring immunization records, birth certificates, and Social Security numbers when registering their children. If you haven’t been contacted about your child, call the school as soon as possible.

<\Bz24f”sans-serif”>Morning Preschool Program at SUNY Plattsburgh Child Care Center.<\Bz24f”sans-serif”> <\z24f”sans-serif”>Fall registration for 3- and 4-year-olds.  Preschool program operates from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday with developmentally-appropriate curriculum offered in nurturing environment. Open to campus and community families. For information on preschool or full-day programs, call Director Sally Girard, 564-2274.

<\Bz18f”sans-serif”>Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm, Essex.<\Bz24f”sans-serif”> <\z24f”sans-serif”>Openings for weekly playgroup, nursery and mixed-age kindergarten, birth to age 6. Daily outside time, farm activities, healthy whole-food snacks, singing and movement games, stories, puppet shows, artistic activities, festivals, community events. 963-7385.

<\Bz24f”sans-serif”>Peru Nursery School.<\Bz24f”sans-serif”> <\z24f”sans-serif”>Accepting registrations for 3- and 4-year-olds. Must be 3 by Dec. 1. Call 322-9623.

<\Bz24f”sans-serif”>Child Development Center of Clinton Community College.<\Bz24f”sans-serif”> <\z24f”sans-serif”>Children must be 3 by Sept. 1. Hours 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call Angie Minehan at 562-4845.

<\Bz24f”sans-serif”>Adirondack Helping Hands.<\Bz24f”sans-serif”> <\z24f”sans-serif”>Immediate openings for infant care. Located at Kaleidoscope Children’s Center, 427 Margaret St., Plattsburgh. 561-6361.

<\Bz24f”sans-serif”>JCEO Head Start Program.<\Bz24f”sans-serif”> <\z24f”sans-serif”>Accepting referrals and applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Child must be 3 or 4 years old by Dec. 1 and meet income guidelines or have a special need or disability. Call 561-6310 in Clinton County or 483-7022 in Franklin County.

<\Bz24f”sans-serif”>Seton Academy<\Bz24f”sans-serif”>. <\z24f”sans-serif”>Accepting registration for pre-K through sixth grade, 2013-2014 school year. Call 825-7386 or www.seton-academy.net.

<\Bz24f”sans-serif”>Universal Pre-Kindergarten Openings. <\z24f”sans-serif”>Beekmantown and Cumberland Head elementary schools, half-day sessions. Must be 4 years old by Dec. 1.

<\Bz24f”sans-serif”>ACAP After-School Program.<\Bz24f”sans-serif”> <\z24f”sans-serif”>Accepting applications for program sites at Moriah Central School, Willsboro Central, Westport Central, Schroon Lake Central and Elizabethtown-Lewis Central. Students in grades pre-K through sixth are eligible. Call (877) 873-3207, Ext. 234 or 249, for application.

<\Bz24f”sans-serif”>CV-TEC Pre-K Program. <\z24f”sans-serif”>Applications accepted for 3- and 4-year-olds. Morning or afternoon session, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 561-0100, Ext. 250.

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