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Pure Country performs
POTSDAM: Pure Country performs, 1 to 5 p.m., AmVets Post 282, 6771 U.S. Hwy. 11, open to public, 315-528-9543.
Thirty1 & Mandolin
CANTON: Canton FFA group and Help Sami Kick Cancer Foundation hosting fundraising concert featuring Thirty1 & Mandolin, 2 p.m., Canton High School auditorium; children get in free with an adult who purchases a ticket; tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any Canton FFA member, LeBerge & Curtis or Glow Day Spa; proceeds will benefit both FFA and the Help Sami Kick Cancer Foundation.
Battle of Ogdensburg
OGDENSBURG: 206th anniversary of the Battle of Ogdensburg celebration, hosted and organized by the Fort la Presentation Association; wreath laying ceremony at Sheriff York’s grave at Ogdensburg Cemetery at 10:30 a.m.; annual battle re-enactment at Van Rensselaer Point (Lighthouse Point) is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.; www.fort1749.org.
CANTON: Best Western University Inn and 101.5 The Fox radio hosting 18th annual Bridal Show, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the hotel, 90 E. Main St.; confirmed vendors include Cristina Fenner Photography, Hurlbut Tent Rental, Inn at Bonnie Castle, Eternity Bridal and Boutique Potsdam NY, Snapshots Photo Bus and Booths, Harmony Entertainment, Platinum Entertainment, White's Florist, ShutterCave Photobooth, Mary Kay, Walmart Bakery, Colorstreet, Touchstone Jewelry, and AJ's Portables LLC; free and the event is open to the public.
Amo benefit bowling
OGDENSBURG: Benefit bowling tournament for Alyce Amo at Ogdensburg Bowl, starting at 1 p.m.; Amo has stage 4 throat cancer, proceeds from the event will help cover her medical costs; no tap tournament with 5-person teams; $75 entrance fee; Ogdensburg Bowl at 315-393-9704 after Feb. 3 to register a team; food, Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle.
ADK club presentation
POTSDAM: Newfoundland Wilderness Experience on the Great Northern Peninsula, free slide presentation by Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), public invited; Potsdam Civic Center Community Room above the police station, 7 p.m.; members will recount their recent trip to the Great Northern Peninsula where they explored mountains, fjords and the national parks of Newfoundland; geology, wildflowers, roadside gardens, whales, iceberg (one), Vikings, the spectacular views they shared and how they got “screeched in.”
‘Super Hero Sunday’
POTSDAM: North Country Children's Museum; 11 a.m.; hands-on activities; create “Pop Art” in comic books; meet North Country Crusader team of Wonder Woman, Batman and friends and take pictures with their favorite super heroes; programs are free with the cost of admission or membership; info, www.northcountrychildrensmuseum.org/events/.
CANTON: 2019 Social Justice Initiative (SJI) of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton invites the public to an introduction to the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), noon, church’s Romer Room; presenters Denise Mock and Sean Vitali will share their experiences with this program, which provides experiential workshops designed to help communities and individuals break down barriers to open communication, challenge racial and gender-related stereotypes, and encourage self-worth and compassion for others; introduction to a full AVP workshop to be scheduled later in the fall.
Appreciation open house
COLTON: Appreciation open house for Ed and Judy Fuhr for their work at Higley Flow State Park, 1-3 p.m., Higley Trails Lodge, Higley Flow State Park.
SPORTS & RECREATION
Ms. Conducts Women’s Hockey
CANTON: Ms. Conducts Women’s Hockey plays every Sunday at 4:30 at the Canton Pavilion rink; group is looking for more women to join and play; $10 players fee; goalies play for free; membership is open to any woman 21 years old and older; all skill levels welcome; contact them through their Facebook page, Ms. Conducts Hockey – Canton, New York, or my email at [email protected].
Family Snowshoe Days
CANTON: Family Snowshoe Days at Indian Creek Nature Center, 1125 County Route 14; 10 a.m.-noon, easy snowshoeing on Nature Center trails; observe tracks and other signs to learn which animals are active, and discover the wonder and beauty of nature in winter; snowshoes available to borrow; dress in layers and bring a drink and snack; call the leader ahead of time to register; free and open to the public; four dates planned Jan. 12 and 27 and Feb. 9 and 24; 315-386-2482, 315-268-0150.
CANTON: Easy family snowshoeing at Indian Creek Nature Center, 1125 Co Rt. 14, near Rensselaer Falls, off NYS Hwy 68; 10:00 a.m.; observe tracks and other signs to learn which animals are active; snowshoes available to borrow; dress in layers; bring a drink, snack; call to register: contact Mary Beth Warburton: 315-268-0150.
MASSENA: 10-11 a.m. at Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd; www.massenanaturecenter.com.
MASSENA: 2-4 p.m. at Nicandri Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd; www.massenanaturecenter.com.
WADDINGTON: Black & White Abstract Painting with Cheryl, 1-4 p.m., The Gallery, 10 Main St., Waddington; using only black and white acrylic paint, palette knives, and brushes on a 16 x 20 canvas; $45, all materials provided, class is open to all levels; www.lakestlawrencearts.com or call The Gallery at 315-308-4410 to preregister and prepay.
SALES & BAZAARS
WEST POTSDAM: West Potsdam NY Volunteer Fire Department holding spring gun show fundraiser, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., West Potsdam Bingo Hall, 45 Blanchard Rd.; gun raffle, food and beverage; admission $5, 12 and under free.
ON THE MENU
CANTON: First Presbyterian Church on the Park will serve a ham dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Menu includes ham, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, assorted pies and beverage. The cost is $8 adults, $5 children age 5-10. Those under 5 and over 90 are free. Takeout will be available.