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School Break Programs Set For Blenheim-Gilboa Center

Stephen Ramsey

February 8, 2007


NORTH BLENHEIM – A series of programs for children and parents is planned at the admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project from Tuesday, Feb. 20 through Thursday, Feb. 22. 

The free programs, all beginning at 10:30 a.m. during the February school break week, are: 

Tuesday, Feb. 20 – Dean Davis of the Living World Ecology Center explains why “Animals Nobody Loves” are actually very important. 

Wednesday, Feb. 21 – Pint-sized puppet master Zachary Pearson uses his collection of marionettes for a show with an energy-saving twist. 

Thursday, Feb. 22 – Wood-carving instructor Dolores Kramkowski shows how to create sculptures out of bars of soap.

The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center will be open each day as usual from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The center features a wide range of hands-on exhibits on such subjects as Basics of Electricity, Uses of Electricity and the operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project. 

The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.

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