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New York’s Maple Weekend will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday at Cornell University’s Arnot Forest in the Town of Cayuta in Schuyler County.


A pancake breakfast, public tours, syrup tasting, displays and syrup-making demonstrations, explaining new and old maple syruping technology, are part of the weekend’s activities. Pancakes will be served from 8 a.m. to noon, when a lunch menu will be offered.


Hours each day are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


New this year will be a firewood processor demonstration and portable band saw demonstrations, with rough-cut lumber available for purchase.


The Arnot Forest is located on County Route 13, off of New York State Route 224.


Parkinson support


Dr. Ray Dorsey, professor of neurology and co-director of the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, is scheduled to speak at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for the Southern Tier Parkinson Disease Support Group.


The meeting, open to all, will be at the Silver Spoon Café at the Schuyler County Human Services Complex in Montour Falls.


Dorsey is helping investigate new treatments for movement disorders and improve the way care is delivered for individuals with Parkinson disease and other neurological disorders.


Making cards


Robin Eberhardt will demonstrate making handmade greeting cards at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dutton Peterson Library in Odessa.


The workshop is free and open to all, ages 12 and older.


To register, call the library at (607) 594-2791.


Tree pruning


Reisinger’s Apple Country, 2750 Apple Lane, Town of Dix, west of Watkins Glen, will host a fruit tree pruning workshop on Saturday.


The session, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be led by Rick Reisinger, with guest speakers John Reynolds of Daring Drake Farm and Hugh Ink, a retired Cornell Orchard manager.


Topics covered will include essential fruit tree thinning, bud grafting, pruning stone fruits, pears and apples, pruning young to mature trees and general fruit tree care/wildlife control. No tools will be needed for this workshop.


Online registration is required, along with payment, at http://ift.tt/1wIg6BX by Wednesday. The fee is $20. The workshop is a joint venture of the Cornell Cooperative Extension offices of Schuyler and Steuben counties. It is limited to 70 attendees.


Arc fundraiser


Registration is open for the second annual Arc Grand Prix Run at Watkins Glen International, set for April 18 during WGI Opening Weekend.


The community event and fundraiser is organized by The Arc of Schuyler in Watkins Glen, a not-for-profit organization providing supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc Grand Prix Run course is the 3.4 mile WGI road course. Participants may run or walk the track or walk a one-mile course.


Early registration fees are $10 for youth ages 5-12 and $25 for teens and adults. The fee increases $5 for late registrations. Participants who register by March 22 are guaranteed a race shirt.


Registration for the race will be open online until April 16.


For more information and to register for the race or to volunteer, go to arcgrandprixrun.org.


Glenda Gephart covers southern and western Schuyler County in her Seneca South column. Contact her at P.O. Box 65, Reading Center, NY 14876; (607) 535-4844; or glendagephart@htva.net.


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