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Upcoming Events - 06/26/2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - Updated: 1:40 PM

-- Summer Reading for babies-teens kick off this week

CANAJOHARIE -- Area toddlers, kids and teens are encouraged to participate in “Spark a Reaction,” the Canajoharie Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program and “Fizz, Boom, READ”, their children’s program, from June 26-August 15. Families are invited attend free programs and read for amazing prizes every week this summer.

The library's program for babies and toddlers tasks their caregivers with completing a series of activities geared towards getting their child ready to read. Many of the activities are things you may already be doing with your youngster.

Elementary age students (kindergarten-completed through 5th grade) can join in on science themed fun all summer long. Just track your minutes read and you can cash in those minutes for prizes from the library's summer reading store.

Some of the Fizz Boom Fantastic events the library has planned include: Rock and Roll Ice Cream, an author visit with Phil Horender, and Little Rascals Fitness classes.

Special events for teens (completed 6th grade through12th) this summer include a Divergent Party and Film Screening, Downtown Scavenger Hunt, and a special after hours Lock-In featuring improv and swordplay techniques with the Wayfinder Experience.

Teens read all summer to earn raffle tickets to win prizes such as t-shirts, gift cards, room decor and more.

The first day of summer reading sign-up is June 26, starting at 10 a.m. The first kids event will be a film screening of “the Lorax” on June 28 at 1 p.m. The library's first teen program is “Teen Book Jeopardy” on July 1 at Noon. Drop-ins welcome.

Summer Reading is graciously sponsored by the Canajoharie-Palatine Chamber of Commerce, Children’s Aid Association, Dollar General Literacy Fund, and Stewart's Shops.

Sign-up for the summer reading programs takes place in the library and runs all summer long. Visit the library desk for more information

The Canajoharie Library is located at 2 Erie Blvd. For additional information, including a full schedule of events, contact the library at (518) 673-2314 or visit the website at: canajoharielibrary.org.

-- Red Cross blood drive June 26

CANAJOHARIE -- A Red Cross blood drive will be held at Hamilton County Public Health Nursing Services, 99 Church St., Canajoharie, on June 26, from 1-6 p.m.

To donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

-- Route 80 bridge is closing Friday

FORT PLAIN -- The New York State Department of Transportation Utica Regional Office has issued the following traveler advisory for motorists in the villages of Fort Plain and Nelliston: Starting Friday, June 27, at midnight through Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 11:59 p.m. Route 80 bridge over the Mohawk River will be closed to traffic for rehabilitation work.

Signed detours routes along routes 5, 5S and 10 will be utilized to advise motorists of the bridge closure and direct traffic to the appropriate detour routes.

-- Jocelyn Arndt to play Dome49 June 27

FORT PLAIN -- Jocelyn Arndt will perform a hometown show on Friday, June 27, at Dome49, 49 Hancock, St., at 9:30 p.m. General admission with $5 cover charge after dinner service. Arndt, the first person to ever perform at Dome49, will be accompanied by bass, guitar and violin. The show will also feature special guest Myron James, who will open with a short set.

-- Summer Program sign ups June 26, 27, 30

FORT PLAIN -- Sign ups for the 2014 Summer Program will be held Thursday, June 26 in the Harry Hoag Elementary School lobby from 5-7 p.m. Registration will also be held at the Hoag lobby on Friday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to Noon. 

The program will open officially on Monday, June 30 at 12:45 p.m. and conclude at 3:45 p.m.

Be prepared to present a copy of your child’s latest immunization records from your healthcare provider, as your child cannot attend camp without this information. 

-- Village of St. Johnsville band concerts begin July 7

ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The village of St. Johnsville band concerts begin Monday, July 7, at the Marina gazebo from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. These band concerts are sponsored by the village and town of St. Johnsville and are funded by the Fulton-Montgomery Arts Grant Program, made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and Saratoga Arts. Following is a list of dates and bands participating: July 7, Linda Lee and the Fox Creek Band; July 14, Second Time Around; July 21, The Sophisticats; July 28, Sun Mountain Fiddler; Aug. 4, Third Rael; Aug. 11, The Karg Brothers.

Bring your own lawn chair, or blanket, and sit back and enjoy the scenery along the Mohawk River.

-- Summer Music in the Park Series begins July 12

FORT PLAIN -- The 2014 Summer Music in the Park Series begins in July and will be held at Haslett Park. Following is a list of dates and bands participating: July 12, 1-3 p.m., Second Time Around; July 19, 1-3 p.m., Spike and the Boys; July 24, 7-9 p.m., Sun Mountain Fiddler; July 26, 1-3 p.m., Hott Roxx; Aug. 2, 1-3 p.m., County Line Rebels; Aug. 9, 1-3 p.m., Cleen Street; Aug. 14, 7-9 p.m., Lustre Kings.

-- MRML to begin summer story time programs July 14

ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Dawn Lamphere, director, Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, 19 Kingsbury Ave., has announced that the library will host summer story time programs for three age groups.

Toddlers, 2 and under accompanied by an adult care giver, are welcome to attend Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. Three and four year olds will meet Wed. afternoons at 2 p.m., and the five and six year old group will meet Friday afternoons at 2 p.m.

The programs, which are free, will begin the week of July 14 and run through August 22. Registration is required as class size is limited.

Anyone wishing to register or desiring further information is invited to contact Dawn Lamphere at (518) 568-7822.  

-- Library to hold Used Book Sale July 19

CANAJOHARIE -- The Canajoharie Library will hold a Used Book Sale during the July 19 downtown Block Party, from 12-5 p.m.

A variety of books will be available for all ages, including cookbooks, children's chapter books, children's picture books, adult and young adult fiction, nature and science, biographies, health and history. There are also hundreds of music CDs available, along with VHS tapes (buy one get one). There will also be a selection of vintage books and premium coffee table books. There will be many special deals.

Donations of gently used items are always welcome. Drop off anytime when the library is open.

The Canajoharie Library is located at 2 Erie Blvd, Canajoharie. For more information about upcoming events and programs, visit: canajoharielibrary.org or call (518) 673-2314.

     

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