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A special guide to children's summer events produced by the Advertising Department of the Watertown Daily Times

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<p>2013 KIDS SUMMER FUN</p> <p>2013 KIDS SUMMER FUN</p> <p>2013 KIDS SUMMER FUN2013 KIDS SUMMER FUN</p> <p>Kids SUMMER FUNFRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013</p> <p>2013 KIDS SUMMER FUN</p> <p>2013 KIDS SUMMER FUN</p> <p>A Special Guide To Childrens Summer Events.</p> <p>2013 KIDS SUMMER FUN 2013 KIDS SUMMER FUN</p> <p>2013 KIDS SUMMER FUN</p> <p>W2013 KIDS SUMMER FUN 2013 KIDS SUMMER FUN</p> <p>Special supplement produced by the Advertising Department of the Watertown Daily Times</p> <p>2013 KIDS SUMMER FUN</p> <p>Page 2</p> <p>Kids Summer Fun</p> <p>Friday, March 22, 2013</p> <p>SUMMER SPORTS SCHOOLSAT</p> <p>Get Your Kids into the Game(NewsUSA)- When it comes to improving academic performance, boosting self-esteem and teaching social skills, few things beat team sports. Sports give kids the opportunity to get attention and respect, and to use the natural skills that come with youth, like speed and coordination. According to one survey of 2,185 children conducted by The Womens Sports Foundation and Harris Interactive, kids who played sports or who participated in activities like frisbee, camping and hiking felt healthier and more conident about their bodies than those who did not. Other studies demonstrate that children active in sports perform better in school and are less likely to use drugs as young adults. Of course, sports can have a downside. Overly competitive leagues, discouraging coaches and injuries from unsafe practices can quickly turn kids away from sports. So how can you make sure that your child has a positive experience? Here are some tips: * Make sure that your child is mature enough to participate. In general, kids arent equipped for the rules and cooperation required in team sports until age six or seven. But each child develops differently. Dont push children if theyre not ready. * Make sure that the league or coach emphasizes fun. If you ask children why they want to play a sport, theyll probably say that they want to have fun or make friends. No matter their sport of choice, make sure that your childs enjoying him or herself. * Dont stress winning over everything else. Extreme competitiveness overrides any sportsmanship your child would otherwise learn. Focus on personal markers of success, not the league championship. You can reward your child for playing a sport even if their league does not. You can order your own trophy and present it for a job well done, whether that means making the winning hit or simply putting in a good effort. * Dont force your child to specialize too soon. Few kids are going to get sports scholarships; instead of trying to turn your child into a baseball or basketball star, let them try out a variety of sports. Some children are never going to enjoy sports. Instead of forcing kids into an activity that they dont like, ind another physical activity, such as track, cycling or hiking, that they can enjoy.</p> <p>ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITYCanton, New YorkBasketball boys &amp; girls ................................June 23-27 Lacrosse boys &amp; girls ...................................June 23-27 Swimming boys &amp; girls .............June 23-27, July 22-26 Girls Soccer Academy ................................June 26-29 Baseball ............................................................July 8-11 Team Basketball ............................................July 12-14 Lake Placid Soccer Camp ........July 14-20, July 21-27 Squash ............................................................July 14-18 Cross Country and Track &amp; Field .................July 21-25For more information call:</p> <p>315-229-5813 or visit us online at</p> <p>www.stlawu.edu/athletics/summersports</p> <p>2013 KIDS SUMMER EVENTS6/5 11:00am Sail into Reading storytime Lyme Free Library, Chaumont - Children Hosted by Lyme Free Library, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Childrens Room. Preschool stories, crafts and snack. 6/12 11:00am Sail into Reading storytime Lyme Free Library, Chaumont Hosted by Lyme Free Library, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Childrens Room. Preschool stories, crafts and snack. 6/14 Great NYS Food &amp; Wine Festival Town of Clayton Cerow Recreation Park Arena, Clayton Exhibitions 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Town of Clayton Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road. Food and wine products made in New York state. More than 70 exhibitors. Admission: $5; military, $4; children, $3. 6/14 5:30am Community Picnic Zenda Farms, Clayton - Socials Sponsored by Thousand Islands Land Trust, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, Zenda Farm Preserve, Route 12E. Live music, games, water balloons, raffle, prizes. Hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, desserts and beverages. Cost: $12; children younger than 12, free. Advance reservations appreciated, www.tilandtrust.org, 686-5345, or events@tilandtrust.org. 6/15 Great NYS Food &amp; Wine Festival Town of Clayton Cerow Recreation Park Arena, Clayton Exhibitions 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Town of Clayton Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road. Food and wine products made in New York state. More than 70 exhibitors. Admission: $5; military, $4; children, $3. 6/15 Free childrens fishing classes Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Fineview - Children Sponsored by Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, taught by local author and photographer Spider Rybaak, Saturdays, May 25, June 15, July 6, Aug. 31, Sept. 14, and Oct. 5, at the nature center, Wellesley Island State Park, County Route 100. Two classes each day, regular fishing with worms and lures, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and fly-fishing, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Students 16 and older need state fishing license. Information: 482-2479. 6/16 Great NYS Food &amp; Wine Festival Town of Clayton Cerow Recreation Park Arena, Clayton Exhibitions 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Town of Clayton Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road. Food and wine products made in New York state. More than 70 exhibitors. Admission: $5; military, $4; children, $3. 6/19 11:00am Sail into Reading storytime Lyme Free Library, Chaumont - Children Hosted by Lyme Free Library, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Childrens Room. Preschool stories, crafts and snack. 6/26 11:00am Sail into Reading storytime</p> <p>Lyme Free Library, Chaumont Learning - Children Hosted by Lyme Free Library, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Childrens Room. Preschool stories, crafts and snack. 6/27 Spaghetti Dinner St. Anthonys Catholic Church, Watertown Something to eat - Dinners Sponsored by Altar Rosary Society, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Jan. 31, Feb. 28, March 21, April 25, May 30 and June 27 (Mount Carmel), St. Anthonys Catholic Church, Monsignor Sechi Hall, 850 Arsenal St. Takeouts, 4 p.m., bring containers. Cost: $8; children 3 and older, $4.50; children younger than 3, free; sauce, $5 per quart; meatballs, 75 cents each. 6/28 11:00am Krebashia Kingdom Chateaugay Recreation Park, Chateaugay - Fairs and festivals Medieval fantasy faire, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 28, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.</p> <p>Friday, March 22, 2013</p> <p>Kids Summer Fun</p> <p>Page 3</p> <p>How to Keep Kids Entertained All Summer Long(WMS)- Summer vacation often starts with high expectations. Children are excited about the prospect of fun days outdoors playing with friends, while parents anxiously await relaxing months without the responsibilities of school and extracurricular clubs. But once summer vacation arrives and the irst few days have passed, parents often ind that the litany of cheers and giggles transform into a chorus of Im bored. Many parents pore over ideas that will keep their children busy throughout the summer. Many activities that come to mind tend to be expensive, so if cutting costs is a priority, parents might need to think outside the box to come up with entertaining ideas that wont break the bank. Camp Summer camp is a popular way for kids to spend their summers, but many camps are expensive. Parents looking for an alternative to costly camps should consider local programs that offer summer activities. Libraries, schools and childcare centers may have programs that run the length of summer and are considerably less expensive than more formal camps. A YMCA or even a swim club may also put together activities. Parents whose children attend afterschool sporting classes, such as karate or soccer, may ind that the organizations offer a camp or summer program.</p> <p>Day Trips If a parent is off for the summer, then day trips may be a possibility. Schedule a few day trips to different locations that the kids are excited to see. Newspapers routinely print Go See It or Just Go listings that highlight local events. The family can gather around the table and decide which outings would be interesting and then mark them on the calendar. Some parents purchase season passes to amusement parks and take the kids several times over the summer. In</p> <p>either case, bring snacks and lunch from home when possible to keep costs in check. Kid Swap Chances are many of your neighbors are also facing the same dificulties as they try to ind ways for kids to spend their summer afternoons. Parents can get together and set up a schedule for entertaining the kids. For example, one parent is responsible for the whole lot one day, while the next day another parent takes a turn. This gives parents the opportunity to take a break from</p> <p>parental responsibilities and enjoy some quiet time. And for the children, time spent in a pool, watching movies, playing video games, or riding bikes is often more enjoyable with friends in tow. Fun Projects Children often want to feel useful, and may enjoy the responsibility of some easy tasks in and around the house -- so long as the tasks are fun. Washing the car with a hose and a bucket of sudsy water is a fun way to cool off during the hot summer days and get a chore done. While parents should not expect a perfect job, they can rest assured that the kids will have at least an hour of fun in the sun and water. Set aside a patch of the yard that children can turn into their own personal gardens. Encourage digging in this area and provide seeds or seedling plants as well as kidsized gardening tools. Each day the kids can check on the progress of their gardens. Some home-improvement and craft stores sponsor free learning activities for children. They can be held in the morning or afternoon and will teach interesting skills that can be put to use again at home. Summer vacations are soon to arrive, and parents can be armed with a list of enjoyable -- yet inexpensive -- ways to keep kids busy.</p> <p>2013 KIDS SUMMER EVENTSSaturday, June 29, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, Chateaugay Recreation Park, 7247 Route 374. Includes history, music, dance, belly dancers, jousting, sword fighting, magic, demonstrations, Kiddie Kingdom, Celtic folk music, The Queen, Birds of Prey, smoked barbecue, merchants in the square. Admission: $10; senior citizens and students, $5; children younger than 5, free. Free parking. 6/29 11:00am Krebashia Kingdom Chateaugay Recreation Park, Chateaugay - Fairs and festivals Medieval fantasy faire, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 28, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 29, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, Chateaugay Recreation Park, 7247 Route 374. Includes history, music, dance, belly dancers, jousting, sword fighting, magic, demonstrations, Kiddie Kingdom, Celtic folk music, The Queen, Birds of Prey, smoked barbecue, merchants in the square. Admission: $10; senior citizens and students, $5; children younger than 5, free. Free parking. 6/30 11:00am Krebashia Kingdom Chateaugay Recreation Park, Chateaugay Leisure - Fairs and festivals Medieval fantasy faire, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 28, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 29, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, Chateaugay Recreation Park, 7247 Route 374. Includes history, music, dance, belly dancers, jousting, sword fighting, magic, demonstrations, Kiddie Kingdom, Celtic folk music, The Queen, Birds of Prey, smoked barbecue, merchants in the square. Admission: $10; senior citizens and students, $5; children younger than 5, free. Free parking. 7/3 7:00pm American Pops Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall, Potsdam The arts - Concerts Performed by Orchestra of Northern New York, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall, SUNY Potsdam. Includes John Williams Liberty Fanfare, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Armed Forces Salute, Coplands Hoedown, American Salute, Sousas Stars and Stripes Forever, fiddle tunes such as Ungars Ashokan Farewell, The Devils Dream, and Bonapartes Retreat. Conductor: Kenneth Andrews. Featuring fiddler Gretchen Koehler. Tickets: $22; senior citizens, $20; students, $10; children, free. Box Office: 267-2277 or www.onny.org. 7/3 11:00am Sail into Reading storytime Lyme Free Library, Chaumont Learning - Children Hosted by Lyme Free Library, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Childrens Room. Preschool stories, crafts and snack. 7/6 Free childrens fishing classes Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Fineview Learning - Children Sponsored by Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, taught by local author and photographer Spider Rybaak, Saturdays, May 25, June 15, July 6, Aug. 31, Sept. 14, and Oct. 5, at the nature center, Wellesley Island State Park, County Route 100. Two classes each day, regular fishing with worms and lures, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and fly-fishing, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Students 16 and older need state fishing license. Information: 482-2479. 7/10 11:00am Sail into Reading storytime Lyme Free Library, Chaumont Learning - Children Hosted by Lyme Free Library, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Childrens Room. Preschool stories, crafts and snack. 7/17 11:00am Sail into Reading storytime Lyme Free Library, Chaumont - Children Hosted by Lyme Free Library, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Childrens Room. Preschool stories, crafts and snack. 7/24 11:00am Sail into Reading storytime Lyme Free Library, Chaumont - Children Hosted by Lyme Free Library, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Childrens Room. Preschool stories, crafts and snack. 7/31 11:00am Sail into Reading storytime Lyme Free Library, Chaumont - Children Hosted by Lyme Free Library, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Childrens Room. Preschool stories, crafts and snack. 8/5 Seeking toys for children Massena, - Donations Sponsored by Coast Guard to support local Toys-for-Tots, bring toys 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 14, Seaway Building, 180 Andrews St. 8/7 11:00am Sail into Reading storytime Lyme Free Library, Chaumont - Children Hosted by Lyme Free Library, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Childrens Room. Preschool stories, crafts and snack. 8/14 11:00am Sail into Reading storytime Lyme Free Library, Chaumont - Children Hosted by Lyme Free Library, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Childrens Room. Preschool stories, crafts and snack. 8/21 11:00am Sail into Reading storytime Lyme Free Library, Chaumont - Children Hosted by Lyme Free Library, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Childrens Room. Preschool stories, crafts and snack. 8/28 11:00am Sail into Reading storytim...</p>