Special Events & Family Activities THE MARVELOUS MUTTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! The Marvelous Mutts, A Canine Spectacular, is a thrilling dog sport entertainment show that showcases some of the world’s finest canine athletes. The dogs amaze audiences as they flip and fly to snatch Frisbees out of the air and race through obstacle courses with breathtaking speed. There will be a meet and greet after the performance! Spectators, children and adults, alike, always leave The Marvelous Mutts’ shows with smiles on their faces ... after they pick their jaws up off the ground! The Marvelous Mutts team members have appeared on ESPN, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Fox & Friends, and The Late Show. This seasoned crew of performing canines, all adopted from shelters and rescue groups and each with an amazing story, showcase their athleticism in a fast-paced, high energy, action-packed show! As an added BONUS, Benson’s Pet Center will be handing out samples and treats, giveaways, and will have small items for purchase. The Department will be serving ice cream — it’s FREE! The Department would like to thank Benson’s Pet Center for its generosity, as an event sponsor. Benson’s makes a difference in our community! FOR ...........................................................................................................All Ages WHEN ....................................................................................... July 26 (Thursday) TIME .................................................................................................. 6:00-7:00 pm WHERE ...................................... Gurney Lane Recreation Area, 118 Gurney Lane FEE .................................................................................................................FREE FREE! NYS 5-HOUR PRE-LICENSING COURSE NEW REQUIREMENT: Per the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, Temporary (Paper) Permits are no longer allowed as valid documentation for the NYS 5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course. A valid NYS Photo Learner’s Permit is REQUIRED and you MUST bring it to the class. This Pre-Licensing Course is mandated by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and is a pre-requisite to obtaining your road test appointment. Basic driving rules and safety issues will be addressed. Instruction is under the direction of Lynn Fuchs, former president of the NYS Driving School Association and a multi-award winner. Lynn Fuchs has been well-respected in her field as a traffic safety and driving education specialist for 36 years and is founder and president of, A Woman’s Way Driving School (7 West Valley Stream Boulevard, Valley Stream, NY 11580 and 498 Glen St., Glens Falls, NY 12801). For more information about the Driving School, please visit: awomanswaydrivingschool.com. Sign up today; limited seating! Class Instructors: Lynn Fuchs, Myra Halpern FOR ................................... Ages 16 & Up WHEN ............ Session 1: July 13 (Friday) Session 2: August 17 (Friday) Session 3: September 21 (Friday) Session 4: October 19 (Friday) TIME ................................... 4:00-9:00 pm WHERE ........Sessions 1 & 2: Queensbury Activity Center, 742 Bay Road Sessions 3 & 4: Queensbury High School, Room #113 FEE ........................Resident $40/session; Non-Resident $50/session CLASS SIZE .....Minimum 8; Maximum 36 Note: Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out course paperwork. You are welcome to bring a snack and a drink. NO WALK-INS PERMITTED. Anyone interested in participating MUST register and pay the program fee in advance; online at recreation.queensbury.net or at the Department Office, 742 Bay Road. With Advance Registration, you are guaranteed a seat in the class! FOR TEENS & ADULTS! Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and ENJOY! Please leave your pets at home — THANK YOU! HELP SAVE THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY COMMUNITY PROJECT EVERYBODY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE — LET’S START NOW! NEW! FREE! The number of monarch butterflies has dropped by more than 80% over the last decade. Join Biologist Beth Bidwell to learn how your family can help support this iconic species. Programs will be offered this spring/summer. The programs are scheduled to coincide with different parts of our local monarch’s lifecycle. For more information, please visit: www.mindfulbynature.net. Beth will discuss the threats facing the monarch, the butterfly’s amazing lifecycle, and easy steps you can take to help increase their chances of survival. Picking up where the May program left off, these presentations will include tips for locating eggs and caterpillars on milkweed and instructions for bringing them inside and caring for them until it is time to release the butterflies back to nature. Examples of simple butterfly rearing setups will be displayed. Raising monarchs is a fun and educational activity for families, gardeners, nature lovers, and people ages 0-100. With only about 5-10% of eggs making it to the butterfly stage in the wild, you have an opportunity to make a real difference! Help us to make a difference! FOR ..................................................................Ages 5 & Up – Families Welcome! WHEN .........................................................................................................Fridays Session 1: July 20 Session 2: August 10 TIME .................................................................................................. 6:30-7:30 pm WHERE .............................................. Queensbury Activity Center, 742 Bay Road FEE .................................................................................................................FREE CLASS SIZE ....................................................................................... Maximum 75 PLEASE NOTE: If you attended the July program, please bring any questions and pictures of your caterpillar-rearing set-ups to share at the August class. * Registration is required. Please go online at recreation.queensbury.net or call the Department Office at (518) 761-8216, to reserve a spot in this important program. SUMMER 2018 PROGRAM GUIDE 5