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



Articulation: Writing Your Artist Statement: Noon to 4 p.m., Aug. 3, 3446 State Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake. Receive expert coaching in how to create your own artist statement from David Hazard. $30 for arts center members, $40 for non-members.

Pre-register by calling 518-352-7715 or visit



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. State certified medical practitioners will be on-site to provide free health consultations. Instant medical marijuana cards are available for patients who qualify. Potential patient should bring documentation of qualifying diagnosis.



Wheel Throwing: Bowls and Pottery with Lids": 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays from July 24 to Aug. 14 in the Pottery Studio of the Saranac Lake campus, 23 Santanoni Ave., Saranac Lake. For more advanced students. $125. 

Visit for more information or registration.

Intro to Social/Club Rhythm Ballroom Dances: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., July 23, 25, 30; Aug. 1, Room 301, River Street Hall, Saranac Lake. $10 per person, per class. 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 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. 

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 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. 



Leather Crafting Program: 5 to 6 p.m., July 29 to Aug. 2, East Morrisonville Park Building, 22 Bullis Road, Morrisonville. $15 for Town of Plattsburgh residents, $40 for non-residents.

Call 518-562-6860 to register. 




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