FRSA FLASH 12 April 2012Contents of this news letter are compiled from multiple military family news sources and local area event sources. Materialpresented does not represent the views or endorsement of the 2nd BSTB, 2 nd BCT or the Army. This material is for personal use by the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines
OPERATIONPURPLENational Military Family Association<http://www.facebook.com/militaryfamily>is accepting applications for its annualOperation Purple Camps.Apply at: http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/operation-purple/Operation Purple Camp applications are being accepted now. Theseare free summer camps for qualifying military dependents. There are 2camps available in NY State, Camp Wabasso locally from July 29,2012 - August 3, 2012 and Pioneer Camp from July 8, 2012 - July 13,2012 in Western NY. There are also camps available in other areas ofthe country as well. To find out more about the camps, thequalifications to apply, and to register go to www.militaryfamily.org
April 13-15Clayton40TH ANNUAL 1000 ISLANDS SPRING BOAT SHOW, Cerow Recreation Park Arena Spring is in the air andthe River is calling you. Stop by and see the latest from fishing boats to cruisers. Admission charged.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CHAMBER STAFF Phone: 315-686-3771 - CLAYTON CHAMBERApril 14WatertownFirst Annual Autism Awareness Day Celebration from 11AM to 2PMDisabled Persons Action Organization (DPAO) in collaboration with Northern Regional Center for IndependentLiving (NRCIL) and the Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country invite the community to attend an AutismAwareness Celebration. The Celebration will kick off with a balloon release and awareness walk at Thompson Parkin Watertown at 11:00 a.m. Immediately following the walk, the community is invited to attend a picnic lunch atDPAO, 633 Davidson Street, Watertown, New York. The picnic lunch will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. During thepicnic, a movie will be shown and a DJ will be on hand to provide music. RSVP’s are appreciated. Please call Terriat 782-5285 or Jennifer at 785-8703 to RSVP. April 17Watertown21st Annual Pasta for CASA Dinner and Silent AuctionTime: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMhttp://www.resolution-center.netEvent Description The proceeds of this annual event helps to fund training and support for CASA volunteers, sothat we may continue serving abused and neglected children in our community and helping them to establish safe,permanent homes as quickly as is legally possible. The more volunteers we have, the more children and families weare able to help.Event Location Italian American Civic Organization, 192 Bellew Ave., WatertownContact InformationCASA Program Director at Resolution Center of Jefferson and Lewis Co. - (315) 785-0333, 200 Washington St.,STE 207 (2nd floor of Key Bank Building), WatertownFees/Admission$8 per Person ($7 Senior Citizens), $3 per Child (under age 5 free), $25 per FamilyApril 18 & 25thWatertownCommunity Health SeminarsTransitional Living Services will be hosting free public seminars, no RSVP is required. All seminars will takeplace in the Woodruff Conference Center, located at 482 Black River Parkway Watertown, from 6-8pm. Seatinglimited to 70. Refreshments provided.*April 18th"Suicide and Depression: The warning signs." Presented by a WHS counselor Craig Randall as well asAndrea Peck from the Victim Assistance Center to discuss domestic violence, negative relationships, murder-suicidecases, etc.*April 25th "The endless battle to stay healthy" This panel discussion of medical experts, fitness experts from PageFitness, dieticians, and Jefferson County Public Health officials, along with Cindy Habeeb of TV 7 "For YourHealth" will discuss the on-going battle with staying healthy from obesity, exercise, nutrition, foods to avoid, thehealth impacts of unhealthy eating, and what we all can do to improve our lives.--These in-depth discussions are free to the public for all ages. Discussion will cover issues facing teens today suchas bullying, sexting, social media, availability of drugs, etc. In addition, discussion will be how behaviors as teens,especially social media, can impact employment several years down the road.For more information, call 782-1777
April 20ClaytonBALLROOM DANCE PARTY FRIDAYS WITH DOUG & BONNIE Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Dr.Waltz & Mambo $10 at the door. 7 - 10 pm, featuring 1 hour of instruction and 2 hours of open dance.Phone: 315/686-2200 – INFORMATION Links: http://www.claytonoperahouse.comApril 28Watertown10th Annual Taste of the Town 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMDulles State Office Building, Taste of the Town is a fundraiser for Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson Countywith all proceeds to benefit services to victims of violence and crime in Jefferson County.April 28WatertownSymphony Syracuse will present an all-Mozart concert at 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 227 Sherman St.The concert will open with Mozarts popular “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” (A Little Night Music) and will concludewith his Symphony No. 40. Daniel Hege will conduct. Tickets are $20 general admission, $17 for seniors andmilitary, and $10 for students. Tickets are available in advance of the concert at the Greater Watertown Chamber ofCommerce, 1241 Coffeen St., and at the door on the evening of the performance. The concert is sponsored by theNorthern New York Community Foundation.May 4PotsdamCPS presents National Players: "Of Mice and Men" Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM http://cpspotsdam.org/Event Description: Now celebrating its 62nd anniversary season, National Players brings to life “Of Mice andMen,” a classic tale by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. This tragic and endearing story follows themismatched friendship of two displaced migrant ranch workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, in Californiaduring the Great Depression.May 4CantonThe 51st Rushton Memorial Canoe Race is set for Friday May 4 to Sunday May 6. The weekend, hosted by St.Lawrence Valley Paddlers, will include competitive and recreational canoe races on the Grasse River. Festivitieswill be going on throughout the Village, with restaurant specials, music and exhibits. Event coordinator ChuckBolesh notes that the traditional race from Pyrites to Canton Island Park was so successful when it was reinstitutedlast year that it will be held again Friday night, May 4. For more information, to register, sponsor or volunteer forthe event see www.slvpaddlers.org or contact Chuck at 379-9241.May 6Watertown9AM Jefferson Community College. http://www.msupstateny.org Event Description Walk MS is a simple butincredibly powerful way for you to share in the hope for the future. Walk MS is our rallying point, a place and timefor us to stand together and to be together, while raising funds to end this disease.May 12Hand In Hand Family Fun Day 5k Run/WalkThe Hand In Hand Early Childhood Center invites you to participate in their "Family Fun Day 5K Run/Walk"All proceeds will be donated to the Hand In Hand Early Childhood Center. For more information, please contact:Denise Harper at 376-9414 OR Becky Tiffany at email@example.comMay 19WatertownArmed Forces Day Parade beginning at 10:00 AM from the Watertown High School parking lot, proceedingnorth on Washington Street to the reviewing stand in front of the Dulles State Office Building on to Stone Streetwhere units will disband. Contact Information: Stan Zaremba @ 315-785-0102 or Kathleen
May 20Sackets HarborGREAT STRIDES WALK TO BENEFIT CYSTIC FIBROSIS Held @ Gazebo on W. Main Steet Starts @ 8amand ends 4pm Email: firstname.lastname@example.org MORE INFO Phone: 315-463-7965 - CRISTINA JARDINEMay 26Sackets HarborVILLAGE WIDE YARD SALE Phone: 315-783-2995 - BARB MCKEEVERMay 26Alexandria BayGrape Blossom Festival at Thousand Islands Winery Time: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PMhttp://www.thousandislandswinery.com Event Description: Come help us welcome Spring at the winery during ourGrape Blossom Festival! We will have a pig roast, beer, Thousand Islands Winery Wine, local craft vendors, andlive music! Complimentary wine tastings and winery tours available! Dont miss this fun for the whole family event!May 26 – June 24Sackets HarborSACKETS HARBOR 12TH ANNUAL SPRING ART SHOW Sackets Harbor Arts Gallery 119 West Main StreetOpen to the public Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12:00-4:00pm. Free admission. The Arts Association ofNorthern New York invites you to come and enjoy the competitive artwork of our local and regional artists. Sevendivisions plus youth. Email: email@example.com MARSHA DEMING Phone: MARSHA DEMING - (315)785-9038 DONNA REPATY - (315) 777-2492Links: http://www.aanny.orgMay 29Sackets HarborTHE WAR OF 1812 STORY FROM A CANADIAN PERSPECTIVESackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site Barn, Hill St., off West Washington St.Join the Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance for their annual meeting with guest speaker MJ John Grodzinski fromKingstons Royal Military College for his presentation at 7pm following the annual business meeting at 6pm. MJGrodzinski teaches history and writes extensively on military topics.Email: box 27, sackets harbor, ny CONSTANCE.BARONE@OPRHP.STATE.NY.USPhone: 315-646-3634 - CONSTANCE BARONELinks: http://www.sacketsharborbattlefield.orghttp://www.sacketsharborny.comhttp://www.nysparks.comMay 30WatertownOpening Day Watertown Farm & Craft MarketDate: May 30, 2012 Time: 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Contents of this news letter are compiled from multiple military family news sources and local area event sources. Material presented does notrepresent the views or endorsement of the 2nd BSTB, 2 nd BCT or the Army. This material is for personal use by the readers. All readers areencouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines.