STARTING OVER FOR 2014

Organizations and groups who meet on a regular basis, weekly or monthly, must submit a new announcement for Community Calendar for 2014. It must include the day of week and specific dates; time of the meeting or event; name of the organization or group; and exact location, including street address, town and/or name of building, if applicable.  Meetings must be open to everyone in order to be listed. Send notices to: stobias@pressrepublican.com.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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. 

They should be mailed to: Press-Republican Community Calendar, P.O. Box 459, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-0459; faxed to 561-3362 or sent by email to news@pressrepublican.com or stobias@pressrepublican.com.

EVENTS

SAT., JAN. 11

Brodi Sussdorff Family Fundraiser. 1 p.m. Murphy’s Bar, 225 Route 22B, Peru. Live music, 50-50 raffle, bake sale, silent auction. $5 charge includes michigan and chips. Proceeds benefit the Sussdorff family with medical and miscellaneous expenses. To donate auction items or money, call 536-2612. 

Meet the French Soldiers of the Languedoc. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. $10 per person, payable at the door. Members and children 4 years and under, free. 

Car Wash. 8 a.m. to noon, Peru Fire Department, 752 Bear Swamp Road. (Snow day date is Jan. 18.) Proceeds benefit Aaron LeMay.

Northern New York Audubon Bird Walk. 10 a.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb. Preregistration required: 582-2000 or aic@esf.edu.

Winter hike. Town of Long Lake, hosted by certified guide Spencer Morrissey to Snowy Mountain. 8 a.m. at Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake. Call 624-3077 to reserve a spot. No charge for hike.

Second Saturday Cinema. 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first motion picture. 7 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4 Palmer St., Plattsburgh. Free. $1 snacks and drinks available.

Northern Lights Square Dance. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Northeastern Clinton Central School, 103 Route 276, Champlain. Enter at back of school.

Adirondack Coloring Book Signing Party. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adirondack Carousel, 2 Depot St., Saranac Lake. Coloring book designed and illustrated by youth artists from Saranac Lake High School’s Drawing and Painting Class under the direction of teacher John “Doc” Ward.

SUN., JAN. 12

2014 Bridal and Fashion Expo. 11 a.m., West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, Plattsburgh. Annual expo with many bridal vendors on location to help with wedding planning and questions. Bridal fashion show at 1:30 p.m. Tickets available at sponsor Laura’s Bridal: $8 (also at the door, unless sold out). All proceeds benefit Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Amazing Things! Highlights from Fort Ticonderoga Collections. 2 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road. Spend an afternoon with Curator of Collections Chris Fox examining rare and important manuscripts, books and objects in the fort’s collection from the French & Indian War, American Revolution and rare weapons from American’s colonial period. $10 per person; free for fort members.

Relay for Life Kickoff. 2 to 4 p.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Spellman Road, Beekmantown. Comeup to American Cancer SocietyRelay for Life, to be held June 13 at Clinton County Fairgrounds. Theme: “Saddle Up for a Cure.”

WED., JAN. 15

Dine United. Participating local restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to United Way of the Adirondack Region. Restaurants are: Deer’s Head Inn, Elizabethtown; Donovan’s Steak & Ale, Malone; Arnie’s, Duke’s, Ground Round, My Cup of Tea, Pizza Palace, Smooth Moves and Uno Chicago Grill in Plattsburgh; Sandy’s Deli in Rouses Point; Guma’s in West Chazy; Chair 6 in Lake Placid; and Baxter Mountain Tavern & Grill in Keene.

THURS., JAN. 16

Smammaling. (Small mammal trapping), 9 a.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb. Preregistration required, 582-2000 or email aic@esf.edu.

FRI., JAN. 17

Celebrate the History of the Winter Games. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. High Peaks Resort, 2384 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid. Celebrate the upcoming excitement of Sochi, Russia and history of the Winter Games, with antiques appraisers, storytelling from regional historians and museum curators, show and tell your stories and collectibles, games, photos. Dig through closets, dust off collectibles and join in the fun.

SAT., JAN. 18

Benefit for Drake Family. 4 to 6 p.m., American Legion Post 504. AuSable Forks. Spaghetti dinner, live auction, music and bake sale to benefit Howard and Amy Drake, who lost all in a structure fire in AuSable Forks. Auction at 7 p.m. Spaghetti dinner, $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and $5 for seniors. Takeouts available.

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike and Chili Chow Down. 6:30 p.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb. $5 chili at 6:30. Informal hike at 7:15. Hot chocolate at 8 p.m. Preregistration required. Call 582-2000 or email aic@esf.edu.

TUES., JAN. 21

Evening Story Time Program. 5:30 p.m. Children’s Room, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St.. Terrie Perkins will present “Winter Fun!”

THURS., JAN. 23

Smammaling. (Small mammal trapping), 9 a.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb. Preregistration required, 582-2000 or email aic@esf.edu.

FRI., JAN. 24

North Country Chamber of Commerce Bling Fling. 6 to 10 p.m. Westside Ballroom, 253 New York Road, Plattsburgh. Annual chamber dinner; dress funky and flashy or gorgeous and glam. Annual awards to be presented. Tickets, $50 each by Jan. 6 or $60 after; corporate tables up to 10 people, $500. Sponsored by North Country Chamber of Commerce.

SAT., JAN. 25

Winter Survival. 1 p.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb. How mammals survive area’s winters. To register, call 582-2000 or email aic@esf.edu.

Winter hike. Town of Long Lake, hosted by certified guide Spencer Morrissey, to Sawyer and Little Sawyer. Snowshoes required. 8 a.m. at Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake. Call 624-3077 to reserve a spot. $20 per person. Snowshoes required.

Children’s Program: Therapy Dogs. 10:30 a.m., Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St. Owners will explain use of therapy dogs and “tail-waggin’ tutors” will listen to stories read by the kids.

THURS., JAN. 30

Smammaling. Small mammal trapping, 9 a.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb. Preregistration required, 582-2000 or email aic@esf.edu.

FRI., JAN. 31

Meet the Cardinals. Plattsburgh State vs. Oneonta, 6 p.m. women’s game, free admission and “Go Cards” wristbank for youths who attend wearing their own team jersey and accompanied by an adult. Autograph session with the men’s team at half-time of the women’s and with the women’s team after their game.

SAT., FEB. 8

Northern New York Audubon Bird Walk. 10 a.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb. Preregistration required, 582-2000 or aic@esf.edu.

North Country Cancer Fund Bowl-athon. 1 and 3 p.m. shifts, North Bowl, Plattsburgh. Five-person teams, $125 per team (plus donations). Prizes for most money raised, raffles, auction. More information: 572-1099 or 593-5602.

SAT., FEB. 15

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike and Chili Chow Down. 6:30 p.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb. $5 chili at 6:30. Informal hike at 7:15. Hot chocolate at 8 p.m. Preregistration required. Call 582-2000 or email aic@esf.edu.

FRI., FEB. 14 to SUN., FEB. 23

Snocade. Celebrating snowmobiling and winter activities in the Adirondacks, centered in Indian Lake. Calendar of events available at faceboook.com/snocade.

TUES., FEB. 18 to FRI., FEB. 21

Snowball: Hearty Kids. 9 to 11 a.m. Crete Memorial Civic Center, Plattsburgh. Social, recreational, cultural and educational events designed for boys and girls 8 to 12 years old. Complete calendar of events at mountainlake.org/snowball. Pre-registration required.

Snowball: Family Outdoor Adventure. Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Program 2 to 4 p.m. Cadyville Recreation Park. Pre-registration required at Clinton County Youth Bureau: 565-4750.

THURS., FEB. 20

February Break Winter Explorers. Hiking, trapping and tracking and building snow forts: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb. Call 582-2000 or email aic@esf.edu to register.

SAT., FEB. 22

“Adirondack Survivor with History Out of the Box.” 11 a.m. to noon, Clinton County Historical Association, 98 Ohio Ave., Plattsburgh. Learn how early trappers and explorers survived the harsh winter climate of the Adirondacks. Participants will build a fire, get some cooking tips and learn how to build a shelter. With Jan McCormick.

Winter hike. Town of Long Lake, hosted by certified guide Spencer Morrissey, to Mount Adams. 8 a.m. at Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake. Call 624-3077 to reserve a spot. $20 per person. Snowshoes required.

Mid-Winter Walk with Peter O’Shea: 1 p.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb. Snowshoes available.

TUES., FEB. 25

Weekly snowshoe hike. 1 p.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb. All ages. To register, call 582-2000 or email aic@esf.edu.

MEALS

SAT., JAN. 11

Spaghetti dinner. St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $7.50 per person, $2.50 for children 6 to 12, free for children under 5 and $20 maximum per family.  Takeouts available.   

Hot Roast Pork Dinner. 4 p.m. Lyon Mountain American Legion, Route 374. $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12.

SUN., JAN. 12

Pancake Breakfast. 8 to 11 a.m. District 3 Fire Station, Wallace Hill, Plattsburgh. Adults, $7; children 5 through 12 and seniors, $6. Takeout by calling 561-7370.

THURS., JAN. 16

Chicken & biscuit dinner. 4:30 p.m. Westport Federated Church, 6486 Main St., Westport. $9 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under. Takeouts available.

FRI., JAN. 17

All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Peru Fire Department. Salad, spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert. Takeouts available. $8.

SAT., JAN. 18

Spaghetti dinner. 4 to 6 p.m., American Legion Post 504, AuSable Forks, $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and $5 for seniors. Takeouts available. To benefit Drake family.

Spaghetti dinner. 5 p.m., American Legion Post 912 Auxiliary, 29 Pratt St., Rouses Point. Adults $8, children 6-12 $5.

SUN., JAN. 26

Fourth Sunday Breakfast. 9 a.m. to noon, Peru Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary, 710 Pleasant St., Route 22B, Peru. $7 per person. To benefit local veterans and their families.

SUN., FEB. 16

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. 8 a.m. to noon. American Legion Post 769, 9509 State Route 9, Chazy. $8 per person.

TALKS

SUN., JAN. 12

“Sensory-Friendly Showing of Walking with Dinosaurs.” 10 a.m. Cumberland 12 Theaters, 18 North Bowl Lane, Plattsburgh. $5 or $9 for Kiddie Combo, cash or check only. Sponsored by Autism Alliance of Northeastern New York and Cumberland 12.

SUN., JAN. 19

“John Brown Lives.” Discussion by author of “The Nigger in You,” by Dr. J.W. Wiley of SUNY Plattsburgh. 4 to 6:30 p.m. Northwoods Inn, 2520 Main St., Lake Placid. Chili and hot dogs with $10 donation to John Brown Lives.

TUES., FEB. 4

“Migraines.” 6 p.m. West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, Plattsburgh. Talk by Dr. Boris Chulpayev, board-certified neurologist, CVPH Neurology Services. 

WED., FEB. 5

“Wednesday After Program.” 1 p.m. Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, Upper Jay. Margot Brooks and Alex Eaton of Sugar House Creamery talk about turning an old dairy farm into a farmstead creamery.

MEETINGS

MON., JAN. 13

Altona Town Council. Organizational and regular meeting. 7 p.m. Town Hall, 3124 Miner Farm Road.

Beekmantown Central School District Audit Committee. 2 p.m., Business Office.

Clinton County Board of Health. 7 p.m. Clinton County Health Department, 133 Margaret St., second-floor Administrative Conference Room.

Outbackriders ATV Club. Monthly meeting. 7 p.m. Conservation Building, Clinton County Fairgrounds, Route 22B, Morrisonville. Public welcome.

TUES., JAN. 14

Keeseville Village Board of Trustees. 7 p.m. Village Board Room, 58 Liberty St., Keeseville.

AuSable Forks Fire District. Regular monthly meeting. 7 p.m. at the Fire Station, 29 School Lane.

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

Franklin County Board of Directors Tourism Advisory Committee. 8:30 a.m. fourth floor, Franklin County Courthouse, Malone.

WED., JAN 15

Champlain Valley Quilters Guild. 6 p.m. Stafford Middle School, 15 Broad St., Plattsburgh.

THURS., JAN. 16

Winterfest 2014 meeting. 6 p.m. American Legion Post 1619, West Plattsburgh.

Cumberland Head Taxpayers Association. 6:30 p.m. Cumberland Head Fire Station.

FRI., JAN. 17

Aquatic Invasive Species Committee. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Bolton Town Hall.

THURS., JAN. 23

Winterfest 2014 meeting. 6 p.m. American Legion Post 1619, West Plattsburgh.

Adirondack Young Professionals. 5 to 7 p.m., Olive Ridley’s, Plattsburgh. Kickoff to 2014; share your ideas.

MON., JAN. 27

Lake Placid Institute Book Club. Discussion of “The Girl with the Gallery” by Lindsay Pollack. 7 p.m. Lake Placid Public Library.

THURS., JAN. 30

Winterfest 2014 meeting. 6 p.m. American Legion Post 1619, West Plattsburgh.

PUBLIC BROADCAST

Home Town Cable Channel 15. Gordie Little and Calvin Castine join Jack Lawliss and Larry Gooley for a look back at serial killer Robert Garrow, followed by Beekmantown vs. NAC varsity wrestling and Peru vs. NCCS varsity boys basketball. Noon, 4 and 8 p.m. and midnight Jan. 10-12.