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Local events

Freedom School race

AKWESASNE: Akwesasne Freedom School’s Survival Race, Annual Dinner And Quilt Auction Fundraiser, 31 Indian Village Road in Raquette Point; 11 a.m. opening speech; Little River Mohawks perform at noon; 1 p.m. quilt auction; $15 steak dinner with two sides, a dessert and drink served; also quilters bingo, storytelling, children activities, big-ticket Mohawk Auction and vendors; 518-358-2073.

Owls, raptors

MASSENA: Live owls and other birds of prey will be featured every Sunday in July and August, 2 p.m., except at 5 p.m. on Aug. 5, Nicandri Nature Center classroom; with Mark Manske of Adirondack Raptors,; free; 315-705-5022 or email [email protected].

Summer social

NORFOLK: Father Amyot Parish Ctr., 3 Morris St.; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; BBQ meal costs $8 adults, $4 ages 5-12; smaller kids meal $2; under age five eat free; silent auction, games, raffle.

Car wash

POTSDAM: West Potsdam Ladies Auxiliary car wash, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., West Potsdam Fire Station, 801 County Route 34; $5 donation, proceeds to benefit the West Potsdam Ladies Auxiliary.

Bats talk

CHIPPEWA BAY: “Bats: Their Importance to Us and the Threats They Face,” with Dr. Brian Hickey of the River Institute, Cornwall, Ontario; 7 p.m., Chippewa Bay Community Club’s Evening Lecture Series, 1172 County Route 6; free, public; [email protected].

Lisbon Class Reunion

LISBON: Lisbon Classes of 1945-1969 reunion, Lisbon Central School, 2-7 p.m., pictures, tours and music by Steelin’ Country; meal will be served at 5:30 p.m.; 315-713-4898.

Colton UMC picnic

COLTON: COLTON -- United Methodist Church old fashioned picnic; 11 Church St.; outdoor worship service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Brooke Newell, guitar accompaniment by Kerry Newell; picnic follows with food and drinks. There will be sack races, tug-of-war, a scavenger hunt, duck pond, wet sponge races and a water balloon toss. Dawn Atkinson will play music and Sarah Russell will paint faces. New this year will be a penny pitching booth and a corn hole tournament. There is no charge and everyone is welcome.

On the menu

Community breakfast

COLTON: Knights of Columbus Council 340 community breakfast, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Patrick’s Church Parish Hall, 4897 State Highway 56; pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit cocktail, coffee, assorted juices; $6 for adults, children 12 and under $4, children 4 and under free; proceeds benefit Council 340; info: 315-265-9680, .