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Long Lake school to host Community Connections meeting

— The Long Lake Central School Shared-Decision Making Committee will host a “Community Connections” evening from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 at Long Lake Central School.

Community Connections is a yearly event for district residents to share a healthy meal and an evening of educational and entertaining workshops. The event is free of charge, but donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the meal. All activities will be held at the school.

The evening will begin with a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Three 55-minute workshop tracks will follow, each with a choice of sessions. Workshops include, “Ancient Egypt Through a Modern Lens,” “Social Ballroom Dancing,” “That Wood Be Good! Big Vegetation for Dummies,” “Zumba,” “”Living with Black Bears,” “Beyond Computer Basics,” “The Wonderful World of Oils and Vinegars,” “Reiki,” and “Rafting and Living in the Grand Canyon.”

Drop-in sessions throughout the evening include an Acoustic Open Jam Session hosted by John and Jackie Mallery; Activities for Teens and youth including a family friendly movie, and a Coffee Area, sponsored by the Long Lake PTSO. Displays include quilting and needlework by Northern Needles; The Long Lake Historical Society; The Green Team; Long Lake Senior Class highlights from their senior trip to New Orleans, National Honor Society, “Relay for Life” and tables with information from various local cultural institutions such as the Adirondack Museum and the Long Lake Association.

Free childcare is available courtesy of the Long Lake PTSO. Children from Pre-k through grade 3 will enjoy reading stories, coloring, craft projects and playtime in the Kindergarten room from 6 to 8 p.m.

Each family will receive a “goodie bag” courtesy of the LLCS Faculty Association, filled with free gifts and information.

Guests are encouraged to register for dinner and childcare by calling the school at 624-2221.

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