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Multicultural fair coming to Beekmantown

CHAZY The relationship between dairy cattle behavior, on-farm management strategies, and optimal feed intake will be the focus of a workshop for dairy farm mangers sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension and William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute. Dairy cattle specialists Dr. Rick Grant and Dr. Steve Mooney will be featured speakers at the Clinton County workshop Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Miner Institute auditorium, 1034 Miner Farm Road, from 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. Workshops are also planned to be held in Franklin and St. Lawrence counties. The workshop will feature a review of topics in the morning followed by a lunch and an afternoon tour to a local farm. The farm tour will take an in-depth look at cattle behavior, facilities and feed management practices. There is $5 per person fee to register for this meeting to cover the cost of lunch and materials. To register, or inquire about this workshop, call the CCE office at 561-7450. Multicultural fair coming to Beekmantown BEEKMANTOWN Beekmantown Central School will host a night of multicultural events Wednesday, March 12. The event will be held throughout the high school and middle school cafeterias, library, computer labs, gymnasiums, and other locations from 6:30-9 p.m. The main event for the night will be a sing-along with Clare Wetteman, who will present songs of several language traditions, inviting audience participation. Her performance is titled, Songs Around the World, with partial translations in English. The school also welcomes the Champlain Valley Irish Dancers, under the direction of Marie Short. They will present information of the history of Irish dance, and how it has progressed through the years. Gerald Tetreault will host a workshop about bagpipes, and will also perform. Other activities include a workshop about braille, food samples from various countries, Chinese tea, Hungarian folk art, and multicultural games. Admission to the event will be free and open to the public, with attendees encouraged to dress in ethnic attire.

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