Free Movie Event
Feb
27
12:00pm12:00pm

Free Movie Event

Reality Check students from Hunter-Tannersville High School will be hosting a FREE, smoke-free movie event on Saturday, February 27th from 12-3 pm. We will be showing "Inside Out," rated PG and we will be discussing the importance of smoke-free youth rated movies. The first 100 guests get a free popcorn and drink, so don't miss out!

Snow date of March 5th, which would be announced on our Facebook page.

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Free showing of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip
Jan
2
2:10pm 2:10pm

Free showing of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip

On Saturday, January 2nd, join Reality Check and Tobacco-Free CFE for an afternoon of FREE family entertainment. We know that the holiday season can be stressful and expensive! Join us for a free showing of the rated PG movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip.

Tickets will be available the day of the movie at Cumberland 12 from 12:00-1:30pm. All tickets are first come, first serve.

This event is open to the general public. Feel free to share this event!

Questions? Contact Reality Check Program Coordinator, Kimberly Cummins: (518) 335-2295 or Kcummins@cvfamilycenter.org

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Open Mic Night with Taylor LaValley
Nov
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Open Mic Night with Taylor LaValley

Reality Check is hosting an Open Mic Night with featured emcee and local favorite musician, Taylor LaValley. You are invited to stop by the ROTA Gallery to share a song, poem, story or just to enjoy a night of entertainment. Free coffee, tea, hot cocoa and small snacks will be available throughout the show.

The Reality Check Open Mic night is being held in celebration of the Great American Smokeout. Reality Check will discuss what the community can do to fight tobacco industry marketing, especially the marketing that influences kids. No matter if you are a smoker or non-smoker, we can work together to protect future generations from predatory tobacco industry marketing.

If you are a current, former or non- smoker and feel strongly about this issue, please feel free to share your personal story during the open mic.

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Great American Smoke-Out (GASO)
Nov
19
11:00am11:00am

Great American Smoke-Out (GASO)

Living Tobacco-Free of Glens Falls Hospital is partnering with the American Cancer Society to encourage students and faculty at Skidmore College to "Quit like a Champion" for the Great American Smoke-out. Students and faculty are encouraged to visit our table to trade their pack for a treat!

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Nov
12
to Nov 19

Point of Sale GASO School Event

  • Hunter-Tannersville High school (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Reality Check of Columbia & Greene Counties is participating in a POS tobacco marketing GASO event for various schools located in the Capital Region area. In these counties, Taconic Hills Middle and High Schools, Hunter-Tannersville High School, and Coxsackie-Athens High School students are participating in this event. Yard signs with youth smoking information and informational tobacco marketing messaging will be place at the school's entrance every day for a week leading up to GASO on November 19th. Students will read these messages over the announcements as well, and will finish off the week with a tabling event on the actual day of GASO. They will have Reality Check and GASO information to share with other students, staff, and parents.

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Zombie Bootcamp
Oct
24
3:00pm 3:00pm

Zombie Bootcamp

Reality Check of Clinton, Franklin and Essex county will host a chalk the walk and make up party before the 7th Annual Plattsburgh Zombie Walk.  We will start the afternoon with an our of creating chalk messages at the Farmers Market Parking Lot where the Zombie Walk will take place later that afternoon.  Once finished we will enjoy pizza and making ourselves into spoky, scary, silly zombies.  Participants will then walk with over 300 Zombies with messages about the tobacco industry tricks.

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Sep
26
10:00am10:00am

DARE Day

The Town of Cairo Police Department DARE Program will be hosting their annual DARE Day at the Angelo Canna Cairo Town Park. DARE Day is a free, fun day for the children of our community to participate in activities and receive information showing them positive alternatives.
We will have free games, demonstrations, displays, food, prizes etc. Reality Check will be in attendance with a fun activity for local youth.

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Free showing of Babe!
Sep
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

Free showing of Babe!

Tobacco-Free CFE and Reality Check will be hosting a free afternoon at the movies.  On Sunday, September 13th they will be hosting a free showing of Babe the 1995 kids classic about a little pig who could do anything.  They will be partnering with the Strand Theater and the Destination Downtown organizers to bring this event to the community.

Stop by and learn how Reality Check works to protect children from dangerous Point-of-Sale advertisement.

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Battle of Plattsburgh Parade
Sep
12
12:00pm12:00pm

Battle of Plattsburgh Parade

Reality Check of Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties is partnering up with the Plattsburgh High School Green Team to march in the Battle of Plattsburgh Parade.

Take pride in your community and cheer on your local activists who are fighting to reduce, limit and prevent predatory tobacco industry marketing toward youth.  Celebrate your local youth champions and cheer them on for all of their hard work!  

After the parade be sure to stop by downtown Plattsburgh to check out all of the booths and community groups that are holding events all weekend long!

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Washington County Fair
Aug
24
to Aug 30

Washington County Fair

  • Washington County Fairgrounds greenwich, ny (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Monday, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Tuesday through
Saturday from 10:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Washington County Fair has worked with us to create smoke-free policies!! We will be celebrating this policy that creates healthy locations around the fair. 

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Aug
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

Goodbye Smoke- Hello Stars

Reality Check of Saratoga, Warren and Washington County worked with the Town of Ballston to create a electronic cigarette and tobacco-free Jenkins Park! Come celebrate with us on August 12th starting at7:30pm. Games, prizes, and fun activities for the kids! Bring a blanket and chairs to stay and see a wonderful Meteor Shower! Rain date isAugust 13th.

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Jul
26
9:30am 9:30am

Greene County Youth Fair

The Greene County Youth Fair is a celebration of the talents of Greene County's youth, enabling them to strive for higher goals and receive encouragement for their efforts. The fair is family oriented and offers kids of all ages exciting music, displays and entertainment, along with a hands-on agricultural education.

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Jul
24
8:30am 8:30am

Greene County Youth Fair

The Greene County Youth Fair is a celebration of the talents of Greene County's youth, enabling them to strive for higher goals and receive encouragement for their efforts. The fair is family oriented and offers kids of all ages exciting music, displays and entertainment, along with a hands-on agricultural education.

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Saratoga County Fair
Jul
21
to Jul 26

Saratoga County Fair

  • Saratoga Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Classic carnival fun is just around the bend in Saratoga County! The 174th Saratoga County Fair is sure to be a hit with every member of your family. From July 21 -26, you can enjoy one of the country's oldest fairs, right in Ballston Spa.

Reality Check will be tabling about our Point-of-Sale initiative! Showing how Big Tobacco targets youth and what we can do about it! 

Tuesday 7/21
7:30 p.m. Double M Rodeo @ the Grandstand
7:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Moonshine Junkies @ the Live Music Pavilion
Wednesday 7/22
7:30 p.m. Double M Rodeo @ the Grandstand
7:30 p.m. True Grit Outlaws @ the Live Music Pavilion
Thursday 7/23
7:30 p.m. Demolition Derby @ the Grandstand
7:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Crossfire @ the Live Music Pavilion
Friday 7/24
7:00 p.m. NYPTA Tractor Pulls @ the Grandstand
7:30 p.m. Big Sky Country @ the Live Music Pavilion
Saturday 7/25
7:00 p.m. Truck Pulls @ the Grandstand
7:30 p.m. Skeeter Creek @ the Live Music Pavilion
Sunday 7/26
7:00 p.m. Demolition Derby @ the Grandstand
7:00 p.m. Dry Town Drifters @ the Live Music Pavilion

During the week, expect everything from tractor pulls and cow shows, to jugglers, magicians, hypnotists, pig racing, beauty pageants, horse shows and, of course, live music!

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Clinton, Franklin, Essex End of Year Meeting
Jul
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Clinton, Franklin, Essex End of Year Meeting

It's the end of another school year! We are so proud and thankful for all of the hard work that our Reality Check members have put forth. 

This final meeting of our school year will be a time to unwind and talk about our summer plans and goals. We will review the work that has been done this year and provide awards for our outstanding members. 

For those going to the 2015 summit there is a mandatory parent meeting at 6:30pm where we will have an informational question and answer session.

Join us for a night of fun, food and pizza as we say farewell to the 2014/15 school year and look forward to the summer of 2015!

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Reality Check Smoke-Free Movie Night
Jun
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

Reality Check Smoke-Free Movie Night

FREE smoke-free movie night for teens and families of all ages to celebrate World No Tobacco Day! We will be showing Big Hero 6, rated PG. Refreshments will be served. There will be short discussion before the film about smoke-free media, and postcards will be available to sign, thanking Disney for their commitment to keep their youth movies tobacco free.

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Plattsburgh Lumber Jills Roller Derby Game
Jun
6
3:30pm 3:30pm

Plattsburgh Lumber Jills Roller Derby Game

Reality Check of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties will be hosting the halftime show for the North Country Lumber Jills roller derby team.  Visit our table to learn more about the deceptive and manipulative marketing that the tobacco industry uses to influence kids to start smoking.  Visitors to our table will have the opportunity to play games and win prizes!  

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Jun
5
12:00pm12:00pm

Saratoga County Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please join us!

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