Here's a listing of upcoming educational opportunities around the North Country:



Free Kids Art Classes: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., July 20, 27; Aug. 10, 24, 2748 Main St., Essex. For children ages 5 to 13, with ages 8 and under requiring adult accompaniment. Each class is limited to 10 kids. Register by calling 518-645-5655 or emailing



Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Summer Academy: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 22 to 26, Clinton Community College, 136 Clinton Point Drive, Plattsburgh. Will showcase the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at Clinton, and students will gain hands-on experience using equipment housed in the building. Instructors will include CCC faculty members and other local experts, sharing their industry knowledge on equipment stations around the facility. Companies sponsoring and participating in the Academy include Upstone Materials, Bombardier Transportation, Swarovski Lighting, Plattco and Mold-Rite Plastics. Registration $30, deadline of July 1. Call 518-562-4100 for more information. 




Cannabis Health Consultations and Practitioner Info Session: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., July 27, Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., Plattsburgh. Join Curaleaf at the Plattsburgh Public Library to learn about medical cannabis. State certified medical practitioners will be on-site to provide free health consultations. Instant medical marijuana cards are available for patients who qualify. Attendees will have the opportunity to discover cannabis as medicine, learn how to become a New York Medical Marijuana Program patient or caregiver and complete patient or caregiver registration with the New York Department of Health. Certification costs will be discounted. Cash only. Patients please bring documentation of qualifying diagnosis.




Figure Drawing: Thursdays 1:30 to 4 p.m., July 18, 25; Aug. 1, 8; 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid. Intermediate to advanced artists working in any medium will have the opportunity to work with a live model posed within an arranged setting with props reminiscent of turn-of-the-century artists such as Klimt, Mucha and Vuillard. One pose will be held during each class to allow artists the time to create a complete piece or multiple pieces at the end of the four weeks. Students should bring their own supplies based on their preferred medium. $250. Register at



"Wheel Throwing: Bowls and Pottery with Lids": 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesdays from July 24 to Aug. 14. For more advanced students. Will teach new tips and techniques for making bowls and lidded pottery. $125. 

Both classes will take place in the Pottery Studio of the Saranac Lake campus, 23 Santanoni Ave., Saranac Lake.

Visit for more information or registration. 

Intro to Social/Club Rhythm Ballroom Dances: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., July 16, 18, 23, 25, 30; Aug. 1, Room 301, River Street Hall, Saranac Lake. Will focus on rhythm style dances including Merengue, Salsa/Mambo, Cha Cha, Rumba, and Swing. Dance frame, dance styling, music identification and how to perform each dance at a club will all be covered. $10 per person, per class. Can register for all class sessions or single classes. To register for full series, call 518-891-2915 ext. 1689. To drop in on single class, register and pay with the instructor at the start of the class. Dance shoes or non-rubber soled dress shoes are recommended.



A.C.C.E.S. Vocational Rehabilitation: 12:45 to 2 p.m. July 23.

Career Exploration/Ability Profiler Test: 1 to 4 p.m. July 29.

Creating a Targeted Resume: 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. July 16, 23, 30.

How to Apply to Federal Jobs: 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 23.

How to Conduct an Internet Job Search: 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 25. 

Job Club: 10:30 a.m. to noon, July 26. 

Interviewing Skills: 10:30 a.m. to noon; July 25. 

Introduction to Email: 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 16.

Multi-Business Job Fair: 1 to 4 p.m.  July 22. 

Held at 194 U.S. Oval, Plattsburgh.

Participants must sign up with OneWorkSource 24 hours before workshop time. Register: 518-561-0430.




Zumba: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 at Stafford Middle School cafeteria. Cost: City residents $40, Senior Citizen Gold Card $30, nonresidents $45 or pay per class, walk-in rate $6 per night.

Register at and complete registration form and mail to 49 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Email Michelle Walpole at with any questions. 

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