Community Connections is May 9

LONG LAKE - The Long Lake Central School Shared-Decision Making Committee will host a Community Connections evening from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Long Lake Central School.

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

The evening will begin with a spaghetti dinner from 5-6 p.m. Three 55-minute workshop tracks will follow, each with a choice of sessions.

The 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 and 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, Long Lake Historical Society, The Green Team, Long Lake Senior Class highlights from the 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 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 6-8 p.m.

Each family will receive a goodie bag courtesy of 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.