Extra study session
“Feed the Brain” is a new event devised at Warrensburg High School with a purpose of boosting academics, and dozens of students are likely to be attending, school officials said this week.
The study session, set for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 10, is intended to help students prepare for final exams or catch up on course work, school principal Doug Duell said. The exams begin the next day, June 11.
Feed the Brain will be a wonderful opportunity for our kids to have extra time with teachers to prepare for finals,” he said, “and we’re grateful to the school faculty for organizing it.”
Duell said several Warrensburg teachers concocted the idea, and the initiative was supported by the local teacher’s union.
Students are to be divided by study subject and a large number of teachers will likely be mentoring the pupils in review sessions, Duell said.
To participate, students must sign up with their respective Social Studies teacher by Thursday June 6.
For details, call instructor Bonni Roth at 623-2861 extension 230.
Duell predicted May 28 that the event would be popular with students.
“Pizza is a big draw,” he said.
Two area churches are to hold chicken and biscuit dinners this next week.
The United Methodist Church of Warrensburg is to hold their dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 8. The church is located at 3890 Main St. The menu includes mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, corn, peach cobbler and beverage. The cost for adults is $10; children 8 and under are admitted for $5. Take-out meals will be available. For information, call 623-9334.
The Pottersville United Methodist Church will be holding their chicken and biscuit dinner — all you can eat — from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday June 8 at the church, located at 7899 state Rte. 9 The cost is $10 for adults, $5 children 5 through 12 and free for children under 5. Take-out meals are to be available. For details, contact 494-5354 or 494-2840.
Seeking club artifacts
Sandi Parisi, the Warrensburg Town Historian, is seeking to borrow artifacts relating to the local chapters of the Odd Fellows, Rebekahs and Theta Rho organizations that were active in town many decades ago.
Parisi is seeking the items for an exhibit planned at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History. Those who have such items are asked to call Sandi at 623-2207.
The Warrensburg Fifty-Plus Seniors Club is planning a bus trip to Ottawa, the capital of Ottawa, and the scenic Thousand Islands region — and area residents are now welcome to sign up.
The five-day, four-night tour is to occur from Sept. 17 through 21.
The tour fee includes three nights lodging in Ottawa, and a one night stay in Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence River off Lake Ontario. The fee includes four breakfasts, three dinners including two in Ottawa and one in the Thousand Islands region.
Included in the trip are a guided tour of Ottawa, a tour of Parliament hill, a visit to the colorful Byward market — a tourist attraction in the city’s historic district. The trip also features a visit to the Canadian Museum of Civilization, a top attraction in our neighboring nation.
Also included is a sightseeing cruise around the Thousand Islands and a visit to Boldt Castle and a visit to Casino du Lac Leamy. The trip fee of $474 per person (double occupancy) includes a souvenir gift, luggage handling, taxes, meal gratuities, and bus transportation.
For further details and reservations, contact Jo Pereira at 623-3428.
Honoring town elders
To celebrate the town’s Bicentennial, the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce is hosting Warrensburg Day on Thursday July 4, and the group is now signing up seniors to participate in the event’s parade.
The Chamber is particularly seeking local citizens 90 and older, to ride in designated sedans, in honor of their longevity — and to recognize their connection with the past.
The procession is to assemble at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Lake & 4th avenues. Those seniors interested in riding in the parade are urged to call the Chamber at 623-2161 soon and speak with Nancy.
The Chamber is also seeking equestrians to ride their horses in the parade, as well as bands and ensembles to march and perform in the procession. Those who seek to offer their services, contact the Chamber..
The Free Methodist Church on River St. is holding Zumba sessions at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the public is invited to join in.
Zumba is considered a fun way to tone up, slim down and get valuable cardio-vascular exercise, which can boost one’s health.
If interested, come to the Free Methodist Church 250 River St. and attend the classes.
Burgher Dash set
Don’t forget Warrensburg Central School’s annual Burgher Dash 5k run, set for Saturday June 1. This footrace is a fundraiser for the school’s PRIDE behavior reward program. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. at the elementary school, located on James St. off Library Avenue in Warrensburg.
To participate in the footrace and walk, call the school at 623-9747 to register, and pick up race packets between 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. on race day.
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