Multicultural Day set for Saturday

NEAHWA PARK — Black Eagle Records in association with SUNY Oneonta’s Multicultural Department and Play for Peace Foundation will present Around the World Multicultural Day from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in Oneonta’s Neahwa Park. 

The event will include a talent show, music by disc jockey Banna, games from around the world and ethnic food samples.

Donations of toys, canned food, dry goods, children’s clothes and school supplies, as well as cash, are requested for needy families and children’s hospitals. 

Call 518-605-6024, or email for more information and to register to perform. 

Invasive species to be discussed

WEST END — The Dave Brandt Chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the third floor meeting room at the Plains Senior Living Center at 163 Heritage Circle in Oneonta.

According to a media release, the meeting will feature the presentation “Aquatic Invasive Species Alerts for Trout Fishers” by SUNY Oneonta biology teacher and lecturer Paul Lord. In addition to teaching biology, ecology, limnology, aquatic pollution, marine biology, biological literacy and underwater research methods, Lord is investigating the bio-control of Eurasian water milfoil and evaluating the viability of pearly mussel populations.

Since 2012, Lord has directed the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Watershed Steward Program. He recently became head of the CRISP Aquatic Invasive Species program.

He has a master’s degree in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and a master’s degree in biology from SUNY Oneonta.

Lord is a retired U.S. Marine lieutenant colonel and a 34-year SCUBA instructor.

Lord is a past president of the Otsego Lake Association for which he continues to serve as a director. He has also served on the board of directors and as president for the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Association, is a past chairman for the Town of Otsego planning board and is a regular presenter at annual New York State Federation of Lakes conferences. Lord has also won awards for his accomplishments, efforts and research.

Refreshments and monthly raffle prizes will complete the meeting agenda.

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