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LIVE

Holiday pops concert

POTSDAM: Orchestra of Northern New York eighth annual holiday pops concert, “Celebrate the Holidays,” 7:30 p.m., Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall, SUNY Potsdam; tickets available at Community Performance Series box office, Brick and Mortar Music at 15 Market St., or 315-267-2277; advance tickets: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for college students, 17 and under is free.

Lacey Rae Stoddard-Peets

MASSENA: Lacey Rae Stoddard-Peets, 8:30 p.m., Vino Vidi Vici, 10 W. Orvis St.

Citizen Jack

CANTON: Citizen Jack, acoustic-based duo of Kevin Irwin and Sean Cunningham, 7-9 p.m., Buccaneer Lounge, 4 W. Main St., beneath the Cascade Restaurant; eclectic mix of music from folk to funk; no cover charge, donations accepted for musicians.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

STAR LAKE: Little Theater in the Woods, a community theater group based in Clifton-Fine, is putting on “It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Stage Play,” 7 p.m., Clifton Fine Central School; $5; theater's second and final show of the year; produced in association with the Damoth Fund and in partnership with Clifton Fine Central School; info: Kate Kosior, director, at [email protected] or 540-273-4532.

Betty Rufa

MASSENA: Betty Ruffa will perform, 6-8 p.m., Massena VFW 1143, music of 50s-80s, no cover, all welcome.

Molnar, The Collective

POTSDAM: Canton native Seba Molnar with the Boston based jazz group The Collective, 8-10 p.m., McDuff’s Pub, 59 Market St., $10 cover; heavily based in improvisation and jazz but also draws from influences in the hip-hop, soul, and Latin worlds.

Gospel choir

WEST POTSDAM: Old Time Gospel Choir, 6-8 p.m., Tree of Life Christian Bookstore, corner of Routes 34 and 35; shop and sing, 315-261-4203, www.treeoflifebooksandgifts.com.

LOCAL EVENTS

Book signing

CANTON: Author, scientist and naturalist Paul Hetzler will lead talk, book signing, 5:30-7 p.m., TAUNY Center, Canton; copies of his latest book “Shady Characters: Plant Vampires, Caterpillar Soup, Leprechaun Trees and Other Hilarities of the Natural World” on sale.

Pajama, movie party

MASSENA: Pajama, movie party, hosted by New York Power Authority, 4-8 p.m., St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project’s Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center; reservations: 315-764-6679, all children pre-registered by Dec. 5 will receive a special holiday memento; movies, craft projects, visit from Santa Claus, hands-on exhibits, panoramic view.

Food distribution

HOPKINTON: Food pantry distribution, 10-11:30 a.m., Hopkinton town hall; clients should bring own containers for food and clothing; 315-328-4168, 315-328-4681.

Kris Kringle

POTSDAM: Ole Kris Kringle, (a.k.a. Santa Claus), sponsored by the Potsdam Kiwanis Club, will be at Arby’s on Market Street, 5-8 p.m.; free curly fries for children; attendees can Take photos with your own camera; donations will be accepted to help the Potsdam Kiwanis Club Programs; info: 315-265-3917, ask for Kris Kringle.

Christmas service

CANTON: Christmas service, 7 p.m., Brick Chapel Church; refreshments served, visit from Santa; bring a gift with your child’s name on it for the tree.