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Lisa Vroman

POTSDAM: Famed boradway and operatic singer, and Potsdam alum Lisa Vroman, 7:30 p.m., Snell Theatre, Crane School of Music; Community Performance Series, SUNY Potsdam; tickets are $50, $47 for seniors, faculty and staff, and $21 for students; tickets will be available online through the CPS website at, at the CPS box office Monday-Friday from 12:30-4:30 p.m., and at Brick and Mortar Music on Market Street.

KTX concert

POTSDAM: Ives Park Concert Series features KTX, 6 p.m., blend of pop, rock, funk, and R&B; free concert; or the series Facebook page @ivesparkconcertseries, or email [email protected].

Corn Potato

WANAKENA: Corn Potato String Band, 7 p.m., Wanakena town green, 2018 Clifton-Fine Summer Concert Series; rain or shine, free, open to the public.

Jennifer Crump

MASSENA: Jennifer Crump, digital DJ and Karaoke music, center court in the St. Lawrence Centre mall, 1-3 p.m.; part of the North Country Showcase and St. Lawrence Centre’s ongoing, free, Saturday music series; Crump is the daughter of the late musician and DJ Gary Murray;

Seether show

CLAYTON: Metal music seether, 7 p.m., Cerow Recreation Center, Clayton, 2018 DPAO and Watertown Savings Bank concert series; $35 general admission; tickets available at Kinney Drugs;, 315-782-0044.

David Wells

MASSENA: David Wells, cider house music at Kaneb Orchards, 182 Highland Rd., noon-4 p.m.

Joyful Equinox Celebration

HAMMOND: Joyful Equinox Celebration with Len Mackey and Song of the Spheres, 5-8 p.m., Iva Smith Memorial Gallery of Fine Art, The Yellow Barn, 627 State Highway 37; 718-753-7947, [email protected],; fire circle, four-directions prayer, drumming, dance, Len Mackey performance on traditional African drums and rhythms; pass the hat donations for artists.

Local events

Wildlife Festival

MASSENA: New York Power Authority’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project annual Wildlife Festival at the beach at Robert Moses State Park, Robinson Bay Road, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; free, featuring exhibits of live animals, nature displays, arts, crafts and entertainment; World of Wildlife and Educational Encounters (WOWEE) with a variety of exotic and endangered animals; interactive games; Reptiles Forever showcasing a variety of insects and reptiles; petting zoo with farm animals, craft projects, wagon rides, chainsaw carving and birds of prey; rain or shine; 315-764-0226, ext. 716-6302.

Annual SpiritFest

POTSDAM: Fourth annual SpiritFest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ives Park; free and open to the public; Trillium Wellness Center information table, electronic music performances by Jerod Sommerfeldt and friends, live painting by Denessa Statler Wilson, chakra yoga demonstration by Kathy Wilcox; Reiki by various practitioners such as Sabrina Benjamin-Myers, Tammy Dishaw, Kaylie Deshane, Amy D'Angelo and Richard Baker; pendulum readings with Caitlin Wilson; palm readings with Angela Dunsin; multiple vendors selling jewelry, handmade gifts, crystals and locally-roasted coffee; special help and cooperation will be provided by the SUNY Potsdam Metaphysical Studies Organization;

Camp Laurent Festival

OGDENSBURG: Camp Laurent Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., next to Lisbon Beach at 9943 State Highway 37; grounds admission $1; Apple Chapel will be selling McIntosh apples, fall mums, other items; local vendors and crafters; Steelin’ Country noon-3 p.m.; lunch available chili, soup, corn dogs, desserts, beverages; activities admission $5 per person, includes scarecrow making, gourd painting, mini hay ride, lawn games, bouncy house provided by Seaway Valley Jumpers; proceeds benefit Camp Laurent Maintenance Fund.

Artist reception

OGDENSBURG: The Frederic Remington Art Museum’s 2018 New York State Juried Art Exhibition will open with free public reception, 2-4 p.m.; public invited; work will be for sale, portion of proceeds benefits museum.

Fall farmers market

POTSDAM: Fall farmers market, Tractor Supply Company, Route 11, local growers, crafters and artisans, everything from produce and soaps to homemade crafts and candles.

Gun show

COLTON: Colton Fire Department gun show, Station #l, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; admission is $3 and children 12 and younger are free; food and beverages, a raffle, and lots of vendors.

Suicide awareness walk

POTSDAM: Suicide awareness walk, noon, hosted by SUNY Potsdam, meet at the entrance of Dunn Quad.

SUNY Family Weekend begins

POTSDAM: SUNY Potsdam Family Weekend begins, 9 a.m., lasts until Saturday, variety of events planned.

Fall rummage sale

CANTON: Presbyterian Church on the Park will hold a fall rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Church anniversary

MORLEY: Morley Wesleyan Church, 7254 CR 27, 175th anniversary celebration; lunch by Fobare’s at 11 a.m. with activities following; Sergi’s pizza supper, speech by Wesleyan Church general superintendent Wayne Schmidt.

Sports, recreation

Clarkson women’s soccer

POTSDAM: Clarkson women’s soccer vs. Ithaca, 2 p.m., Hantz Field.

Volleyball pool play

POTSDAM: SUNY Potsdam Volleyball vs. Oneonta, noon, Maxcy Hall field house.

History Hustle 5K

CANTON: St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s 3rd Annual History Hustle 5K Fun Run & Walk Saturday, from Remington Recreation Trail at Partridge Run Golf Course, Canton. Registration begins 5 p.m., race at 5:30. Entry $10, with kids under 13 free. Info: 315-386-8133, [email protected].

Remington Fun Run

OGDENSBURG: Frederic Remington Art Museum’s Color Me 5K Fun Walk/Run Saturday, Maple City Trail starting at Dobisky Visitors' Center, 100 Riverside Ave., Ogdensburg, 10 a.m. A family friendly run. Registration $30, under 7 free with waiver, at, or museum lobby, 303 Washington St., or race day registration 9 a.m. Info: Melanie Flack, 393-2425.

Workshops, programs

Preserving tomatoes

CANTON: Preserving tomatoes workshop, 1-4 p.m., Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, 2043 State Highway 68, Canton; learn how to safely can tomatoes using both pressure and water bath canning; pre-registration required; class fee includes samples, a finished jar to bring home and recipes; ingredients donated by Kent Family Growers and Nature’s Storehouse; $20.00 per person;

Renewable Energies

POTSDAM: Renewable Energies, 11 a.m.-noon, North Country Children's Museum, 10 Raymond St.; learn about renewable and nonrenewable energy in this interactive science workshop;

Citizen journalism

CANTON: Free public workshop, hosted by Weave News (, a global community of citizen journalists, at St. Lawrence University to provide North Country residents training for conducting independent, investigative journalism projects in their communities; open to the public and free of charge; training sessions all day, both Sept. 21 and 22; registration by Sept. 18 required:

Sales & bazaars

Liquidation sale

WINTHROP: Liquidation sale held by Stockholm Historical Organization in the old municipal building on Route 11C, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; all items must be sold by Oct. 1, due to the closing of the building and museum; items for sale are those used for various events and are not part of the organizations acquisitions or collections.

Used sporting goods sale

POTSDAM: Potsdam Jr. Hockey Association sponsoring used sporting goods sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pine St. Arena; everything for multiple sports; 315-265-4030, [email protected].

On the menu

Pulled pork dinner

ROSSIE: Pulled pork dinner, 4 p.m., Rossie Community Center; adults $9, children $4, under 5 free; take-outs available; info: 315-324-6088.

Potsdam pancakes

POTSDAM: Potsdam United Methodist Church, 26 Main St., hosting pancake breakfast 8-11 a.m.; includes plain, blueberry, strawberry or chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, maple syrup; $7 per person; take-outs available at 315-261-4024.

Church breakfast

WEST STOCKHOLM: West Stockholm United Methodist, 36 County Route 57, will serve breakfast, 8-11 a.m.; cost $8 for adults or $5 for children 6-12 years old; children younger than 5 eat for free: pancakes, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage or bacon, juice, coffee, tea or milk.

Chicken, biscuits

MACOMB: Chicken and biscuit dinner, Macomb Community Wesleyan Church, at Pierces Corners, junction of Routes 10 and 7, 4-6 p.m.; chicken, biscuits, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, baked beans, relish tray, pie/cake, drink; adults $10, children 6-12 $5; under 5 free; take-outs available; silent auction items; benefits church building fund; 315-578-2255,